The data contained herein address the following questions. The following is, in part, the statement of purpose from the IRB protocol approved for the following study.
The decision to act as illustrated by the statement "I don't feel like doing this right now" may be one of the most frequent and basic kinds of decisions made. Consciously accessible feels or moods may play an integral role in the maintenance of physical well-being by leading to instrumental action which reduces extremes in physiological response. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the relation between mood regulation traits and actual self report mood during an experimental task wherein the participant is repeatedly asked to choose the difficulty of a math task, followed by administration of a mood scale. The method is more fully described in Hovanitz, C. A., Hursh, A. H., & Hudepohl, A. D. (2011). Dimensions of affect modulated by
perceived mood regulation ability. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. 36:113-119.
Additional questionnaire, not yet analyzed and published, are present in this data set.