Weather and Moods Analytical Essay by Nicky

A discussion on the direct and indirect influences of the weather on mood.
# 145738 | 1,505 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 25, 2010 in Psychology (Disorders) , Environmental Studies (General) , Geography (General)

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This paper explains that weather affects mood in different ways depending on the area in which people live and their gender. Next, the author looks at research indicating that the severity of weather changes, such as heatwaves and heavy precipitation, are definitely correlated to the severity of mood change. The paper relates that, although sensitivity to weather change varies by individual, some people are so distressed by weather that they experience a disease called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), whose main symptoms include depression, irritability and sadness.

From the Paper:

"There really has not been a lot of research into the mechanism by which weather creates mood changes, however, so some of the results of the Weather Channel survey are harder to interpret. For instance, men are slightly more affected by weather than women in the northeast, with forty percent often saying that weather has a direct and significant impact on their daily lives. In the South, however, women reported weather as having a slightly higher significance than men, though the percentage in this region is only around thirty percent."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brandon, April. "Can Rain make You Crazy?" Knight Ridder Tribune Business News, 6 July 2007. Retrieved via ProQuest 29 January 2009.
  • "Stormy Weather=Stormy Mood." Business Wire, 19 January 1999. Retrieved via ProQuest 29 January 2009.
  • Grimaldi, Sharon; Partonan, Timo; Saarn, Samull; Aromaa, Arpo and Lonnqvist, Juoko. "Indoors Illumination and Season Changes." Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 1 August 2008. Retrieved via Chemstation 29 January 2009.
  • "Weather Causes Mood Swings." Khaleej Times, 16 January 2009. Retrieved via EBSCOhost 29 January 2009.
  • "Climate and Health." World Health Organization (WHO) Fact Sheet No. 266, Augist 2007. Retrieved via Chemstation 29 January 2009.

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