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POSITIVE GENERALIZATION SCALE

 
The following questionnaire is for personal information only and is not meant to be a professional evaluation. As with many research questionnaires, this questionnaire may not be normed for online participants. Please take this into account when you receive the results. However, as more people complete these questionnaires the results will become more accurate. You may be asked after you complete the questionnaire to submit it for research purposes which will improve the accuracy of results.

This questionnaire assesses the tendency to have positive expectations based upon previous experience.


Choose the response that best describes how you agree with each item.

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Item 1: If I succeed at something, it makes me feel I will succeed in other areas as well.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 2: If someone praises the way I express something, it makes me think I can write a popular book.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 3: When I succeed at something, it makes me think about the successes in other areas of my life.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 4: When people agree with me after I speak up in a group, it makes me think I could be elected to public office.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 5: When an attractive person smiles at me, I can tell it means s/he is hot for me.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 6: When something good happens to me, it makes me expect good things in other parts of my life too.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 7: When people laugh at my jokes, it makes me think I could be a good talk-show host.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 8: Having one thing go right for me can change me from feeling just OK to seeing all the good in myself.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 9: When someone compliments me about something I've said, it makes me think about impressing lots of other people.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 10: All it takes is one look from someone and I know that person is falling for me.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 11: When one thing goes right, it makes me feel my possibilities are limitless.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 12: When I have a small financial success, it makes me believe I could become a millionaire.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 13: After one date goes well, it makes me think that person will be in love with me forever.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 14: When I made my first friend in this town, I knew I was destined to be a big success socially.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 15: When someone praises me for my efforts in a club or organization, it makes me think of being the head of the organization.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


Item 16: Having a single success makes me think of other successes.


I agree a lot.
I agree a little.
I neither agree nor disagree.
I disagree a little.
I disagree a lot.


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For authors and more information:
Carver, C. S., & Johnson, S. L. (2009). Tendencies toward mania and tendencies toward depression have distinct motivational, affective, and cognitive correlates. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33, 552-569.

Eisner, L. R., Johnson, S. L., & Carver, C. S. (2008). Cognitive responses to failure and success relate uniquely to bipolar depression versus mania. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 154-163.



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