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Eysenck, H. J. The dynamics of anxiety and hysteria. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1957. Freud, S. Collected papers. Vol. 1. London: Hogarth Press, 1924. Freud, S. The problem of anxiety. New York: Norton, 1936. Funkenstein, D. H. The physiology of fear and anger. Scientific American, 1955, 192, 74-80. Green, R. F. The measurement of mood.
The result was the Hildreth Feeling and Attitude Battery, a set of scales that measured various moods and affect states. Wessman and Ricks (Wessman, Ricks, & Tyl, 1960; Wessman & Ricks, 1966) used rational and clinical criteria to develop a number of "Personal Feeling Scales" which defined affect dimensions such as tranquility versus social contempt, personal freedom versus constraint, harmony versus anger, energy versus fatigue, and others. The Wessman-Ricks and Hildreth scales are cumulative scales (Stouffer, Guttman, Suchman, Lazarsfeld, Star, & Clausen, 1950) in that the items are ordered to reflect increasing intensities of a particular feeling state.
For example, a student who suddenly remembers that he has failed to prepare for an examination that is scheduled for the next class period would probably experience a sudden increase in A-State. As previously noted, situations or circumstances in which personal adequacy is evaluated are likely to be perceived as more threatening by high A-Trait individuals than by persons who are low in Α-Trait. It should be noted, however, 2. Α trait-state theory of anxiety in which two anxiety constructs, A-Trait and Α-State, are posited and conceptually distinguished from the stimulus conditions which evoke Α-State reactions and the defenses against Α-States.