@donasmrs-- I'm not an economist but I'm sure that those two affect one another.
In fact, I was reading an article in the paper the other day about the housing industry and how consumers are not buying much right now despite economists saying that this is a great time to do so. Interest rates are also low but the consumer has a negative perception about the housing market and this is preventing them from purchasing, which has a negative affect on market behavior in general.
It could also go the other way. If the economy is doing really well and there is a lot of investment and activity in the market, the perception of the economy is going to improve.