For my research paper, I am going to research the effect of weather on mental health and overall mood. This is a topic I have always thought about and wanted to know more about. I will focus on specific environmental factors that cause people to feel the way they do on a daily basis, including hours of sunlight, temperature, season, and amount of time spent outside. Questions I will consider include: why does this happen, have people researched this before, and is this just a common social behavior or is it scientifically backed up? I will use several studies to support and explore my argument, and I will briefly research Seasonal Affective Disorder.