SBU Study: 'Blue Monday' is a Myth, 'TGIF' is Not

Researchers examine people's perception of weekdays versus weekends.

Researchers at Stony Brook University have examined the effects of various weekdays on people's moods in a large-scale study, finding that the concept of "TGIF" had a positive effect on people's moods while the idea of "Blue Monday" didn't hold water when compared to its effects on people's moods on other weekdays.

Gawker.com phrased the study's findings this way: "people hate Mondays just as much as they hate Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays."

"Despite our global beliefs about lousy Mondays, we conclude that this belief should be abandoned," Professor Arthur Stone, one of the study's authors, told Gawker. "Cultural myths may vastly over-emphasize actual day of the week mood patterns."

Click here to read the full study from Journal of Positive Psychology.

EG August 22, 2012 at 05:08 PM
More wasted taxpayer money. Maybe they should do a study to find out why we are such a stupid society that wastes money on stupid studies. Maybe the poindexters will go into an endless loop and blow up like Nomad did in the Star Trek episode The Changeling.
friend of three village August 31, 2012 at 03:44 AM
This kind of blogging is sad. What is a "poindexter?" Not sure I get the Star Trek reference, but the sense is that the writer has some strong violent fantasies.


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