Friday, 3 February 2012

Does mood sharing make a difference?

One of Moodscope’s aspects allows you to nominate others who can act as your ‘buddies’, receiving automatic notifications of your mood scores every time you record them. They can also view your Moodscope graph.

If you’ve already appointed one or more buddies, we’d be interested in knowing more about your experience. We’d like to hear from you no matter what your results have been.

Did anything happen when you began scoring? Did it lead to your scores changing? Perhaps they went up, or maybe they went down. Or possibly they didn't change at all?

It’s conceivable that you may have some thoughts about why a change did or didn’t occur, and we’d love to hear more about this too.

Professor Seth Roberts is one of the world’s leading experts in self-experimentation, and he and Moodscope are keen to find out more about what happens when people share Moodscope scores with others - whether it ‘works’ or not.

In the spirit of full transparency, and in the expectation that we’ll probably all learn from each other, please post a comment so we can share in your experience of having a Moodscope buddy. (Or perhaps of being a buddy yourself.)

You’ll reach the form to add a comment by clicking on the ‘x comments’ link below. Remember, we’re mainly interested in three things:

1. When you started sharing your scores, did it make any difference to the scores themselves?

2. If it did make a difference, what was it? Did it result in them going up or down?

3. Whether or not there was a difference, what do you think might have been the reason or reasons?

Seth and I will be fascinated to see what we learn.

Thanks as ever.