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Correlational findings

Study Washburn et al. (1925): study US 1923

Public:
Female students, cheerful and depressed, USA, 192?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 67
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire administered in class. Additionally peerratings of cheerfullness and projective tests during 3 days

Correlate

Authors's label
Galvanic skin response
Our Classification
Operationalization
Average deviation on a galavanometer in an experimental situation.
Ss were instructed to recall pleasant or unpleasant associations in connect- ion with verbal stimuli. For each set of stimulus words the average deflect- ion was used: less than 5° / 5° - 10° / more than 10° deflection.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-g-*-v-4-a G = +.51 p < .05 About half the sample was used here.
For the cheerful Ss 93 average were obtained, and for the depressed Ss 72 averages.