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Profile of Mood States


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(POMS)

A psychological test designed to measure a person's affective states. These include tension, depression, anger, vigour, fatigue, and confusion. Unlike personality traits, mood states are thought to be transitory and specific to a given situation, although moods can also be measured for recent prolonged periods such as the past several months. POMS is a popular research tool among sport psychologists.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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