Oral Histories

McNair, Doug

Biographical Sketch:

Douglas M. McNair, PhD, did his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He went to Boston University in 1964 and it was the beginning of his most intensive work with the Profile of Mood States (POMS).
Doug and his colleagues empirically confirmed the existence of six mood or affective state factors: tension–anxiety, depression–dejection, anger–hostility, vigor–activity, fatigue–inertia, and confusion–bewilderment. They also determined for these factors their internal consistency, test–retest reliability, and sensitivity for measuring the effects of various interventions.

McNair, Doug
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Interview History:

Dates: Dec-97
Interviewer: L.Hollister



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