To carry out our research program over the years, my students, colleagues, and I have developed a number of questionnaires used not only by ourselves but also by other researchers. These are freely available to any researcher who wants to use them but may not be reproduced for sale. Titles link to a copy of the associated questionnaire.
This measure is intended to measure apprehension about losing control in the face of strong emotions. Instructions for scoring are included here.
*Berg, C.Z., *Shapiro, N., Chambless, D. L., Ahrens, A. H. (1998). Are emotions frightening? II: An analogue study of fear of emotion, interpersonal conflict, and panic onset. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 36, 3-15. doi: 10.1016/S0005-7967(97)10027-4
*Williams, K. E., Chambless, D. L., & Ahrens, A.H. (1997). Are emotions frightening? An extension of the fear of fear concept. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 35, 239-248. doi: 10.1016/S0005-7967(96)00098-8
These companion measures assess two aspects of what we have dubbed the fear of fear in patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia – catastrophic thinking about anxiety and panic and fear of the bodily sensations associated with anxiety and panic. ACQ BSQ Instructions.
Chambless, D. L., Caputo, G. C., Bright, P., & Gallagher, R. (1984). Assessment of fear of fear in agoraphobics: The Body Sensations Questionnaire and the Agoraphobic Cognitions Questionnaire. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 52, 1090 ‑ 1097. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.52.6.1090
Chambless, D. L., & Gracely, E. J. (1989). Fear of fear and the anxiety disorders. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 13, 9‑20. doi: 10.1007/BF01178486
This measure is designed to tap the positive and negative attributions individuals make about criticism from the most important people in their lives. This measure has proved predictive of ratings of perceived constructive and destructive criticism in longitudinal and cross-sectional research.
*Allred, K. M., & Chambless, D. L. (2014) Attributions and race are critical: Perceived criticism in a sample of African American and White community participants. Behavior Therapy, 45, 817-830. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2014.06.002
This questionnaire is designed to assess self-reported avoidance of common situations feared by people with agoraphobia. There are separate scales for avoidance when alone and when accompanied by a trusted companion. The original version of this measure had separate scales for discomfort, but these proved to be so highly correlated with avoidance that we dropped them. Mobility Inventory Instructions.
Chambless, D. L., Sharpless, B. A., *Rodriguez, D., McCarthy, K. S., Milrod, B. L., Khalsa, S.-R., & Barber, J. P. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Mobility Inventory for Agoraphobia: Convergent, discriminant, and criterion-related validity. Behavior Therapy, 42, 689-699. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2011.03.001.
Chambless, D. L., Caputo, G. C., Jasin, S. E., Gracely, E., & Williams, C. (1985). The Mobility Inventory for Agoraphobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 23, 35 – 44. doi: 10.1016/0005-7967(85)90140-8
This measure is designed to obtain participants’ retrospective reports of their parents’ behavior toward them in the first 16 years of life with the goal of identifying behaviors that are associated with mastery/self-efficacy and lower anxiety in adult life. This two-factor scale assesses not only overprotection but also whether parents actively challenged the child to master difficulties. The validation of the current version of the scale, PFMS-II, is described by Zalta et al. (in press).
Zalta, A. K., *Allred, K. M., Jayawickreme, E., Blackie, L. E. R., & Chambless, D. L. (in press). Validation of the Parental Facilitation of Mastery Scale – II. Journal of Clinical Psychology. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22416
*Zalta, A. K., & Chambless, D. L. (2011). Testing a developmental model of anxiety with the Parental Facilitation of Mastery Scale. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 352-361. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.10.009
*Zalta, A. K., & Chambless, D. L. (2008). Exploring sex differences in worry with a cognitive vulnerability model. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 469-482. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2008.00459.x