Can the Weather Affect a Person's Mood? インクル子ども英会話浜松市



This month in our Adult classes we learned about the weather and how to describe it. One of our discussion questions was, can the weather affect a person's mood?

Let's look at some examples. I think for most people, if it is a sunny and warm day, they will be happy. And if it's a cold and rainy day, they will feel down. There are studies that suggest this trend is factual. Take this quote for example:

Tecsia Evans, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco (where it rains 67 days a year, on average), says, “When it gets dark and dreary out, some people definitely have more susceptibility to feeling lonely or down. It’s pretty common to see a change in mood -- such as feeling sadness or lower self-esteem -- when it’s rainy outside.”

I'd like to pose a different scenario. Let's say, when you wake up it's a beautiful day. The sun is out, the temperature is warm and the birds are singing. But around lunch time there is a sudden change and the weather turns dark and damp. Do you think this weather change would affect your mood? Making you feel sad or angry despite your earlier positive feelings? Let us know in the comments!