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TGIF! Is Friday really that great? Is Monday really that awful?

 

“…on average, people’s mood remained about the same throughout the week.”

Via PsyBlog:

They found that, on average, people’s mood remained about the same throughout the week. Mondays weren’t as depressing as people thought and Fridays and Saturdays weren’t as exciting as people predicted.

Mood Graph

The results demonstrate the memory bias: when thinking back we tend to recall the worst incidence of an event we’ve experienced before. Mondays are stereotypically depressing, so we tend to recall the worst Mondays. Fridays and Saturdays are stereotypically exciting so we tend to recall the best Fridays and Saturdays.

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