The Angry Cognitions Scale (ACS) yields six scores:
- Overgeneralizing (Ov),
- Catastrophic Evaluating (CE),
- Inflammatory Labeling (IL),
- Misattributing Causation (MC),
- Demandingness (De), and a
- measure of Adaptive Thoughts (AT)
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Score Comparisons (overall)
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High scores for Overgeneralizing (Ov) reflect a tendency to code events broadly when assessing time (e.g., always, never) and people (e.g., everybody, nobody, cruel, useless).
High scores for Catastrophic Evaluating (CE) reflect a tendency to appraise events as highly negative, potentially debilitating, and impossible to cope with (e.g., This is awful, What a disaster).
High scores for Inflammatory Labeling (IL) reflect a tendency to categorize situations in highly negative ways, often using offensive language and highly emotional terms.
High scores for Misattributing Causation (MC) reflect a tendency to jump to negative conclusions while ignoring the possibility of other interpretations.
High scores for Demandingness (De) reflect a tendency to place one’s own needs and desires above those of others, elevating one’s wishes into dictates over others.
High scores for Adaptive Thoughts (AT) reflect a tendency to process potentially angering events in ways that won’t lead one to experience great anger.