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This self-report measure assesses both activated (i.e., happiness, joy) as well as unactivated (i.e., serenity, peace) aspects of positive affect. Affect is defined as "feelings that reflect a level of pleasurable engagement with the
environment, such as happiness, joy, excitement, enthusiasm and contentment." Each item administered has a 5-point scale with options ranging from “not at all” to “very much.” Each survey is scored using IRT methods.

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NIH Toolbox Positive Affect Survey has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
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Phenotypes associated with NIH Toolbox Positive Affect Survey


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of NIH Toolbox Positive Affect Survey
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EXTERNAL DATASETS for NIH Toolbox Positive Affect Survey
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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


You must specify conditions before you can define contrasts.

In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

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An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


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