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Although mood, affect, and emotion are often used interchangeably, they are distinct concepts.

Mood is a persistent, diffuse affective state.

Emotion, on the other hand, is stronger in intensity and shorter in duration (Beege, Schneider, Nebel, Häßler, & Rey, 2018; Ulrich, 1983).

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Beege, M., Schneider, S., Nebel, S., Häßler, A., & Rey, G. D. (2018). Mood-affect congruency. Exploring the relation between learners’ mood and the affective charge of educational videos. Computers & Education, 123, 85-96.

Ulrich, R. S. (1983). Aesthetic and affective response to natural environment. In I. Altman & J. Wohlwill (Eds.), Human Behaviour and Environment (Vol. 6, pp. 85-125). New York: Plenum.