Overview of the Brief Mood Introspection Scale
The BMIS scale is an open-source mood scale consisting of 16 mood-adjectives to which a person responds (e.g., Are you "happy"?). The scale can yield measures of overall pleasant-unpleasant mood, arousal-calm mood, and it also can be scored according to positive-tired and negative-calm mood.
The authors give their permission for its general research use. Please, though, credit the original article as the source for the scale. The proper APA citation is:
Mayer, J. D., & Gaschke, Y. N. (1988). The experience and meta-experience of mood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 102-111.
The scale is available on this site in four versions: English, French, Spanish and Urdu. Additional translations are available in the psychological literature. The links for getting the scale and for learning more about it are below.
- Get the Brief Mood Introspection Scale!
- Learn more about how to score the Brief Mood Introspection Scale
- Brief Mood Introspection Scale (BMIS): Technical and Scoring Manual (3rd Ed.) (PDF)
- Procedures to reproduce the original factor structure of the scale
- Selected references to published research with the Brief Mood Introspection Scale (note, not updated for a while)
- Access the open-source BMIS data and source code for descriptive and advanced analyses of the data