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Current literature establishes trends where valent stimuli can create a subjective experience of retrospective or prospective time. The purpose of this study is to examine the consequences of estimating time that has passed as a result of valence mood induction. Time seems to pass more slowly when we are not in a pleasant state. What if a self-induced mood could change our perception of time that has passed? To answer this question, our study required participants to write about specific memories about incidents of joy or sadness, or about the classroom around them for a control condition. There was no significant change in mood for the positive emotion group and a marginal change in mood for the negative emotion group. There were no significant interactions between time and group. Using recall of an episodic memory was not an effective emotional induction technique.
Crowne, Abigail, "Time Perception after Emotional Induction" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 155.