Can mood-inducing videos affect problem-solving activities in a web-based environment?

R. Verleur, Pleunes Willem Verhagen, A. Heuvelman

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1010-1019
Number of pages10
JournalBritish journal of educational technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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