The purpose of this study was to examine whether a video-induced positive and negative mood has a differential effect on subsequent problem-solving activities in a web-based environment. The study also examined whether task conditions (task demands) moderated the mood effect. As in traditional experimental mood-effect studies, the affective video materials were not related to the tasks. The results show that affective video clips did impact performance on an insight task but not on a divergent-thinking task. This provides evidence that in some cases affective video has an effect on the performance of unrelated tasks in a web-based environment.
Verleur, R., Verhagen, P. W., & Heuvelman, A. (2007). Can mood-inducing videos affect problem-solving activities in a web-based environment? British journal of educational technology, 38(6), 1010-1019. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8535.2006.00688.x