White Bear Suppression Inventory (WBSI)

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White Bear Suppression Inventory (WBSI)

Thend scores the White Bear Suppression Inventory as designed by Wegner and Zanakos (1994).
Duration: 1.5 minutes
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Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit White Bear Suppression Inventory (WBSI).

Wegner, D. M. & Zanakos, S. (1994). Chronic thought suppression. Journal of Personality, 62, 615-640.

Eric, R. (July 01, 2003). The White Bear Suppression Inventory (WBSI) Focuses on Failing Suppression Attempts. European Journal of Personality, 17, 4.)

Rassin, E., & Diepstraten, P. (January 01, 2003). How to suppress obsessive thoughts. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 41, 1, 97-103.

Schmidt, R. E., Gay, P., Courvoisier, D., Jermann, F., Ceschi, G., David, M., Brinkmann, K., ... Van, . L. M. (January 01, 2009). Anatomy of the White Bear Suppression Inventory (WBSI): a review of previous findings and a new approach. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91, 4, 323-30.

Nosen, E., & Woody, S. R. (January 01, 2013). Development and initial validation of the white bear suppression inventory (smoking version). Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 15, 6, 1155-60.