Affect Grid (AGRID)

The Affect Grid (AGRID) is a self-report scale that is designed to measure how a participant is feeling at a given moment. The Affect Grid uses two different dimensions to measure how the participant is feeling. One dimension is how positive or negative one feels and the other dimension is considered arousal vs. sedation.


The Affect Grid consists of an empty grid with bench marks of the two different dimensions. Participants must place a single ‘X’ on the grid to indicate how they are feeling.

  • cannot be scored with varScore


AGRID Questionnaire

AGRID Instructions


Russell, J. A., Weiss, A., & Mendelsohn, G. A. (1989). Affect grid: a single-item scale of pleasure and arousal. Journal of personality and social psychology, 57(3), 493.

Killgore, W. D. S. (1998). The Affect Grid: a moderately valid, nonspecific measure of pleasure and arousal. Psychological reports, 83(2), 639-642.