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Measuring Mood, Meta-Mood, and Empathy

Measuring Mood

Measuring the Meta-Experience of Mood

Measuring Emotional Empathy

Laboratory reprints concerning mood and meta-mood research

Brief Mood Introspection Scale (BMIS)

The BMIS scale is a free-ware mood scale. That is, I give my 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.

Scoring instructions are available in the above links. They also are available in that article (linked both here and in Cognition and Affect: Reprints).

Click below for the BMIS in one of two formats:



FRENCH BMIS -- WORD (Courtesy of Dr. Dalle & Professor Neidenthal)

How to Adjust the Reliability of BMIS

The BMIS is commonly used to measure pleasant-unpleasant mood. It uses a 4-point version of the Meddis response scale for each adjective:

XX, X, V, VV

The Pleasant-Unpleasant scale of the BMIS is sufficiently reliable for most purposes. If, however, reliability is of concern and you are planning to use one of the other three scales for which the test can be scored, you may want to consider the use of a 7-point version of the Meddis response scale. That will enhance the scale's reliability over the 4-point versions provided here. The seven point version I recommend would use the choices:


Best of luck!