The Coping Styles Questionnaire for Social Situations

The Coping Styles Questionnaire for Social Situations (CSQSS) was developed based on Miller's (1987) conceptualization of how individual's cope with threat-related information by seeking out information (monitoring) or distracting (blunting) and focuses on situations that are relevant to individuals with social anxiety disorder. The CSQSS presents six stressful situations that are related to interacting with others, being the center of attention or being judged by others. Each situation has three monitoring and three blunting coping responses.

Author of Tool: 

Antony, M.M., McCabe,R.E., & Fournier, K.

The Bodyparts Dissatisfaction Scale (Adolescent Girl)

The Body Parts Dissatisfaction Scale (BPDS) to assess bodily discontent in a manner that we believed might be more sensitive to middle-school girls’ experiences of their bodies. In particular, we sought use of a measure that lists body parts in concrete terms but does not prompt responses along a satisfaction–dissatisfaction continuum, as is common among measures of this type.

Author of Tool: 

Corning, A. F., Gondoli, D. M., Bucchianeri, M. M., & Blodgett-Salafia, E. H.

RS-Race Questionnaire

A history of rejecting experiences based on status characteristics can lead to doubts about one’s acceptance by members of these social institutions (Aronson, Quinn, & Spencer, 1998; Branscombe, Schmitt, & Harvey, 1999; Crocker, Luhtanen, Broadnax, & Blaine, 1999; Goffman, 1963; Tyler, 1990; Tyler & Smith, 1998).

Author of Tool: 

Mendoza-Denton, R., Downey, G., Purdie, V., & Davis, A.

RSQ/RS - Personal (8 item and 18 item)

The desire to achieve acceptance and to avoid rejection is widely acknowledged to be a central human motive (Homey, 1937; Maslow, 1987; McClelland, 1987; Rogers, 1959; Sullivan, 1937; see Baumeister & Leary, 1995, for a review). Consistent with this claim, social rejection is known to diminish well-being and disrupt interpersonal functioning. However, people differ in their readiness to perceive and react to rejection. Some people interpret undesirable interpersonal 

Author of Tool: 

Downey, G., & Feldman, S. I.

Children's Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire (CRSQ)

Some children respond to social rejection in ways that undermine their relationships. Others respond with more equanimity. The Children's Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire (CRSQ) assesses children's disposition to defensively (anxiously or angrily) expect, readily perceive, and overreact to social rejection. 

Author of Tool: 

Downey, G., Lebolt, A., Rincón, C., and Freitas, A. L.

Rejection Sensitivity RS-Adult questionnaire (A-RSQ)

Extreme sensitivity to rejection and characteristic patterns of reacting to the possibility of rejection in daily life are part of the defining criteria for several psychiatric diagnoses, including avoidant personality disorder/social phobia and borderline personality disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). In recognition of the central role of sensitivity to rejection in seriously maladaptive interpersonal patterns and in the resulting distress, much scholarship from the early psychoanalysts to the present has grappled with understanding how individuals with this vulnerability

Author of Tool: 

Berenson, K. R., Gyurak, A., Downey, G., Ayduk, O., Mogg, K., Bradley, B., & Pine, D.

Self-Consciousness Scale--(SCS-R)

Private self-consciousness is a tendency to introspect and examine one's inner self and feelings. Public self-consciousness is an awareness of the self as it is viewed by others. This kind of self-consciousness can result in self-monitoring and social anxiety. Both private and public self-consciousness are viewed as personality traits that are relatively stable over time, but they are not correlated. Just because an individual is high on one dimension doesn't mean that he or she is high on the other. Self-consciousness can strongly influence behaviour.

Author of Tool: 

Scheier, M. F., & Carver, C. S.

The College Adjustment Test (CAT)

Major life events can affect all aspects of one's functioning, including moods, eating habits, physical health, motivation levels, social behaviors, and even views about oneself. What is un-clear is whether individuals can voluntarily alter their approaches to life events and, thereby, reduce their deleterious 

Author of Tool: 

Pennebaker, J.W

Interaction Anxiousness Scale

Leary (1983) provided a conceptual distinction between types of social fear on the basis of the structure of the situations in which anxiety occurs. He argued that “Interpersonal encounters differ in the degree to which an individual’s responses follow from or are contingent upon the responses of other interactants”. In the case of ‘contingent interactions’ (Leary, 1983), responses are continuously contingent upon, and tailored to, the responses of other individuals (as in social interactions).

Author of Tool: 

Leary, M. R.

Blushing Propensity Scale

As blushing diffuses the likelihood of negative evaluations (and thus potential rejection) when an individual's status in a valued group is in jeopardy, people who are particularly concerned with others' evaluations and with their social relationships should be prone to blush.

Author of Tool: 

Leary, M. R.
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