Title Moods, Violence and The Lunar Cycle
Author Smith, Claire
Publication Correlation: Astrological Association Journal of Research In Astrology
Issue Volume 18, Issue 1
Date 1999
Pages pages 40 - 46
Keywords lunar cycle, prisoners, moods
The moods and behaviour of prison wardens and inmates were observed over a three month period where subjects were required to keep a mood diary. Levels of mood ranging from very happy to sad were recorded daily and the times and changes of mood compared with phase changes in the lunar cycle. The study showed that there was more use of control and restraint during the first quarter and last quarter moon than there was during a full moon. However, it was concluded that the results were inconclusive because the study was conducted only for three months and a study conducted over a greater length of time was needed.

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