Affective realism in interviews

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Chapter 4 endnote 44, from How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context is:

When you apply for a job or college or medical school, make sure you interview on a sunny day, because interviewers tend to rate applicants more negatively when it is rainy.

Candidates for medical school interviewed on a rainy day receive lower ratings than those who receive ratings on a sunny day. That's equivalent to having an MCAT score 10 points lower.[1]

Notes on the Notes

  1. Redelmeier, Donald A., and Simon D. Baxter. 2009. "Rainy weather and medical school admission interviews." Canadian Medical Association Journal 181 (12): 933.