Positive states of mind Scale (PSOM)
Horowitz‚ Adler‚ 1988‚ 1998
A. Focused Attention: Feeling able to attend to a task you want or need to‚ without many distractions from within yourself.
B. Productivity: Feeling of being able to stay at work until a task is finished‚ do something new to solve problems‚ or express yourself creatively.
C. Responsible Caretaking: Feeling that you are doing what you should do to take care of yourself or someone else.
D. Restful Repose: Feeling relaxed‚ without distractions or excessive tension.
E. Sharing: Being able to commune with others in an empathetic‚ close way‚ as in talking‚ walking‚ going out‚ or just being together.
F. Sensuous Nonsexual Pleasure: Being able to enjoy bodily senses‚ enjoyable intellectual activity‚ doing things you ordinarily like‚ such as listening to music‚ enjoying the outdoors‚ lounging in a hot bath.
G. Sensuous Sexual Pleasure: Being able to feel erotic‚ enjoy sexual exchange‚ as in any form of kissing‚ caressing‚ self-stimulation‚ or intercourse.
0= Unable to Have It‚ 1= A Lot of Trouble having It‚ 2= Some Trouble having It‚ 3= Have It Easily
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