Affect Intensity Measure (AIM)

The AIM is a self-administered, 40-item, Likert scale questionnaire designed to measure the strength or weakness with which one experiences both positive and negative emotions. The questionnaire provides scores for the following scales: Negative Intensity, Positive Intensity, Negative Affectivity, and Positive Affectivity. Items are rated on a six-point scale: 1-Never, 2-Almost Never, 3-Occasionally, 4-Usually, 5-Almost Always, 6-Always.

Domains Assessed: Depression and Mood

References: Larsen RJ.; Diener E.; Emmons RA. (1986) Affect intensity and reactions to daily life events. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 803–814.

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