Saying is experiencing: Affective consequences of complaning and affirmation

Bogdan Wojciszke , Wiesław Baryła , Aleksandra Szymków-Sudziarska , Michał Parzuchowski , Katarzyna Kowalczyk

Abstract

In four experiments mood was measured before and after complaining or affirmation. Participants complained or affirmed either themselves or listened to such communications of another person. Mood decreased after complaining and increased after affirmation — a "saying is experiencing" (SIE) effect. This effect was found also in the cognitive load condition suggesting that automatic mood contagion underlies the SIE effect rather than mechanisms based on self-perception or self-awareness. Appropriateness of a topic for complaining appeared a boundary condition of the SIE effect: When a topic was considered by participants the most appropriate for complaining, the act of showing dissatisfaction with the topic led to mood improvement. 
Author Bogdan Wojciszke (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Bogdan Wojciszke,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Wiesław Baryła (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Wiesław Baryła,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Aleksandra Szymków-Sudziarska (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Aleksandra Szymków-Sudziarska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Michał Parzuchowski (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Michał Parzuchowski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Katarzyna Kowalczyk
Katarzyna Kowalczyk,,
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Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2009
Vol40
No2
Pages74-84
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Abstract in PolishIn four experiments mood was measured before and after complaining or affirmation. Participants complained or affirmed either themselves or listened to such communications of another person. Mood decreased after complaining and increased after affirmation – a “saying is experiencing” (SIE) effect. This effect was found also in the cognitive load condition suggesting that automatic mood contagion underlies the SIE effect rather than mechanisms based on self-perception or self-awareness. Appropriateness of a topic for complaining appeared a boundary condition of the SIE effect: When a topic was considered by participants the most appropriate for complaining, the act of showing dissatisfaction with the topic led to mood improvement.
DOIDOI:10.2478/s10059-009-0008-0
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