Washburn et al. (1926): study US 1924
- Washburn, M.F.; Booth, M.E.; Glicksmann, E.; Stocker, S.
- A comparison of directed and free recalls of pleasant and unpleasant experiences as test of cheerful and depressed temperaments.
- American Journal of Psychology, 1926, Vol. 7, 278 - 288
- Female students, cheerful and depressed, USA, 192?
- N = 123
- Non Response:
Questionnaire administered in class. Additionally peerratings of cheerfullness and projective tests during 3 days
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Selfreport + 3 peer ratings, on same single question:
A. Selfreport: Each subject was asked to judge herself using one of four terms. (Precise lead item not reported)
B. Peer ratings: The judgments of three friends were obtained using the terms.
4 steadily cheerful
3 variable tending to cheerfulness
2 variable tending to depression
1 steadily depressed
Summation: a + b/2
- Author's label: