Use of the Brief Mood Introspection Scale
The Brief Mood Introspection Scale appears to be used frequently in psychological research. A general sense of the usage can be drawn from the 272 citations (as of July, 2012) to the original Mayer & Gaschke article in which it was published. It is worth noting both that some of the 272 citations may have been to aspects of the article unrelated to the BMIS, which would overestimate the use the BMIS, and, that other published articles may have used the BMIS while citing alternative publications in which the BMIS was earlier used; such practices would lead to an undercount of the use of the scale.
A spot check of the citations halfway through 2012 (when this portion of the web page was last edited) indicated that for the 6 months of 2012, the Mayer & Gaschke article was cited in 14 articles. At a minimum, the first three of those 14 (the only ones checked) all used the BMIS; a number of the remaining articles likely used the scale as well judging from their titles (which often implied or directly stated that the authors were studying the measurment and/or manipulation of mood).
An Example of Three Articles Published in June/July of 2012 that Used the BMIS
Biss, Renée K. Hasher, Lynn (2012). Happy as a lark: Morning-type younger and older adults are higher in positive affect. Emotion, Vol 12(3), Jun, 2012. pp. 437-441.
Maner, Jon K. Miller, Saul L. Moss, Justin H. Leo, Jennifer L. Plant, E. Ashby Mo (2012). Motivated social categorization: Fundamental motives enhance people's sensitivity to basic social categories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 103(1), Jul, 2012. pp. 70-83.
Jones, Andrew Cole, Jon Goudie, Andrew Field, Matt (2012). The effect of restrain beliefs on alcohol-seeking behavior. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Vol 26(2), Jun, 2012. pp. 325-329.
Earlier Articles Employing the BMIS
Baumeister, R. F., Bratslavsky, E., Muraven, M., & Tice, D. M. (1998). Ego depletion: Is the active self a limited resource? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1252-1265.
Halberstadt, J. B., Niedenthal, P. M., & Kushner, J. (1995). Resolution of lexical ambiguity by emotional state. Psychological Science, 6, 278-282.
Hall, M., & Baum, A, (1995). Intrusive thoughts as determinants of distress in parents of children with cancer. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 25, 1215-1230.
Kokkonen, M., & Pulkkinen, L. (2001). Examination of the paths between personality, current mood, its evaluation, and emotion regulation. European Journal of Personality, 15, 83-104
Mayer, J. D., Allen, J. P., & Beauregard, K. (1995). Mood inductions for four specific moods: A procedure employing guided imagery vignettes with music. Journal of Mental Imagery, 19, 151-159.
Mayer, J. D., & Gaschke, Y. N. (1988). The experience and meta-experience of mood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 102-111.
Mayer, J. D., & Hanson, E. (1995). Mood-congruent judgment over time. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 237-244.
Mayer, J. D., McCormick, L. J., & Strong, S. E. (1995). Mood-congruent memory and natural mood: New evidence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 736-746.
Muraven, M., Tice, D. M., & Baumeister, R. F. (1998). Self-control as a limited resource: Regulatory depletion patterns. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 774-789.
Muraven, M., Collins, R. L., & Nienhaus, K. (2002). Self-control and alcohol restraint: An initial application of the self-control strength model. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 16, 113-120.
Maner, Jon K. Miller, Saul L. Moss, Justin H. Leo, Jennifer L. Plant, E. Ashby ; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 103(1), Jul, 2012. pp. 70-83.