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Stress Mindset Measure (Adult Version)

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Download the stress mindset measure and supporting paper

Permission to Use

The Stress Mindset Measure is copyrighted, but researchers, practitioners, and students are free to use it without permission as long as they give credit to the authors:* 

Crum, A. J., Salovey, P., & Achor, S. (2013). Rethinking stress: The role of mindsets in determining the stress response. Journal of personality and social psychology, 104(4), 716.

*If you are interested in translating the measure, contact See here for existing translations. 

Papers Using the Stress Mindset Measure

For more information on the Stress Mindset Measure and its uses, we recommend reading the following papers:

Crum, A. J., Salovey, P. & Achor, S. (2013). Rethinking Stress: The Role of Mindsets in Determining the Stress Response. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology(VIEW) (DOWNLOAD)

Akinola, M., Fridman, I., Mor, S., Morris, M. W., & Crum, A. J. (2016). Adaptive Appraisals of Anxiety Moderate the Association between Cortisol Reactivity and Performance in Salary Negotiations. PLOS One(VIEW) (DOWNLOAD)

Crum, A. J., Akinola, M., Martin, A., & Fath, S. (2017). The Role of Stress Mindset in Shaping Cognitive, Emotional, and Physiological Responses to Challenging and Threatening Stress. Anxiety, Stress and Coping(VIEW) (DOWNLOAD)

Park, D., Yu, A., Metz, A., Tsukayama, E., Crum, A. J., & Duckworth, A. (2017). Beliefs about Stress Attenuate the Relation Among Adverse Life Events, Perceived Distress, and Self-Control. Child Development. (VIEW)

Crum, A.J., Akinola, M., *Turnwald, B. P., Kaptchuk, T. J., & Hall, K. T. (2018). Catechol-O-Methyltransferase moderates effect of stress mindset on affect and cognition. PLOS One(VIEW) (DOWNLOAD)