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The Multiple Affect Adjective Checklist-Revised (MAACL-R) measures affect as both a temporary state (the “Today” or State Form) and more generally, as a disposition (“In General” or Trait Form). Both Forms are standardized scales that differentiate clients with affective disorder from those with other disorders and from “normals.”
AnxietyAfraid, fearful, frightened, panicky, shaky, tense.
DepressionAlone, destroyed, forlorn, lonely, lost, miserable.
HostilityAnnoyed, critical, cross, cruel, disagreeable.
Positive AffectThis scale measures a positively valenced state/trait of low arousal, or calm. Adjectives included are happy, joyful, and pleasant.
Sensation SeekingThis scale measures a positively valenced state/trait of arousal, or positive level of activation. Adjectives included are adventurous, daring, and energetic.The two composite scales are: Dysphoria (Dys = A+D+H) and Positive Affect and Sensation Seeking (PASS = PA+SS). A diagnostic study has indicated that the score Dys-PA is effective in discriminating patients with affective disorders from other patients and clients.