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Acute mood responses to a 15-minute long walking session at self-selected intensity: Effects of an experimentally-induced telic or paratelic state.
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PMID:  21517170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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In the present controlled experiment, we examine the influence of opposite states of mind (the "telic" vs. "paratelic" state) on mood response to a 15min long walk at self-selected pace. Fifty-five first-year students were randomized to a telic (n = 22) or paratelic (n = 33) motivational environment. These opposed motivational environments were created using established reversal theory based procedures to induce the telic versus paratelic state. More than 90% of participants walked within a motivational state corresponding to the environment they were allocated. No significant mood changes (neither positive, nor negative) occurred pre- to postexercise in participants who walked with the telic state operative (p > .05). This has important implications when considering the use of exercise to relieve depression in clinical populations. Also, our findings shed new light on the reasons why not all individuals respond in the same way to moderate exercise. Practically, these results suggest that motivational state should be considered to optimize the mood enhancing effects of aerobic exercise. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
Authors:
Fabien D Legrand; Joanne Thatcher
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-25
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Title:  Emotion (Washington, D.C.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1931-1516     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101125678     Medline TA:  Emotion     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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