The Velten mood induction procedure: effects on mood and memory. Academic Article uri icon


  • R. O. Frost et al (see record 1980-01011-001) claim that self-devaluative aspects of the Velton Mood Induction Procedure (VMIP) do not lower mood or otherwise mimic depression but that the elements of the VMIP that suggest depression-related somatic states do. An experiment involving 52 undergraduates indicated that both aspects of the VMIP have a powerful impact on mood and that the self-devaluation statements have a priming effect on the accessibility of positive and negative memories different from that of the VMIP elation statements. (4 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). 1982 American Psychological Association.

published proceedings

  • J Consult Clin Psychol

author list (cited authors)

  • Riskind, J. H., Rholes, W. S., & Eggers, J.

citation count

  • 42

complete list of authors

  • Riskind, JH||Rholes, WS||Eggers, J

publication date

  • January 1982