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This scales book is a classic in psychometrics. It is instrumental for survey researchers in the fields of advertising, marketing, consumer psychology, and other related fields that rely largely on attitudinal measures. My copy has gotten me through years of field research by helping provide testable, reliable scales.
Angeline Close Scheinbaum, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

emotions

Thirteen items are used in this scale to measure a person's motivation to eat as a result of experiencing negative emotions such as frustration, anxiety, and boredom.

Using four, uni-polar items, the scale measures the extent to which a person experienced feelings of resentment and outrage during a particular event.

Nine-point semantic-differentials are used to measure how envious and frustrated a person feels with respect to another person.

The degree to which a person felt bad at a point in time, with an emphasis on guilt, is measured with three, nine-point uni-polar items.

A person's level of annoyance and possibly anger with another person or action is measured with three, nine-point semantic-differentials.

The degree of difficulty a person reports having when writing about a particular experience he/she has had is measured using four, nine-point Likert-type items. 

Four, seven-point items are used to measure the degree to which a person believes an advertisement was pleasing.  Given that one of the items has the phrase "to watch," the scale is most appropriate for commercials in video form rather than those in print or audio only.

The extent to which a person feels a sense of achievement having played a game and performed well is measured with three, seven-point Likert-type items.

Using three semantic differentials, the scale measures the degree to which something is viewed as caring and unselfish.  The items are most suited for describing a person but might in some contexts be applied to an entity such as a business, charity, or government.

The level of fatigue a person feels after engaging in an exercise is measured in the scale with three, seven-point items.