Year: 1992 Source: Psychiatry, v.55, no.3, (August 1992), p.216-222 SIEC No: 19920807

The effect of mood change on reasons for living was examined in a sample of 132 college students. Subjects were randomly assigned to 1 of 8 conditions (4 mood inductions, 2 experimental designs). The mood inductions were elation, depression, a placebo treatment & a time control. Results indicated that mood influences the cognitive reasons people have for not committing suicide. Those who were elated had relatively more cognitive reasons for not committing suicide than all other groups. (44 refs)