Tasks and Measures


Emotion Reactivity Scale

Nock, M.K., Wedig, M.M., Holmberg, E.B., & Hooley, J.M. (2008). The Emotion Reactivity Scale: Development, evaluation, and relation to self-injurious thoughts and behaviors. Behavior Therapy, 39, 107-116.

Emotion Reactivity Scale -- Measure
Emotion Reactivity Scale -- Measure (French Translation)
Emotion Reactivity Scale -- Measure (Icelandic Translation)

Escape/Avoidance Go/NoGo Reinforcement Learning Task

Millner, A. J., Gershman, S. J., Nock, M. K., & den Ouden, H. E. M. (2018). Pavlovian Control of Escape and AvoidanceJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(10), 1379–1390.

Millner, A.J., den Ouden, H.E.M., Gershman, S.J., Glenn, C.R., Kearns, J., Bornstein, A.M., Marx, B.P., Keane, T.M., Nock, M.K. (2019). Suicidal thoughts and behaviors are associated with an increased decision-making bias for active responses to escape aversive states. Journal of Abnormal Psychology


Fine-grained Suicidal Thoughts and Actions

Millner, A.J., Lee, M.D., & Nock, M.K. (2015). Single-Item measurement of suicidal behaviors: Validity and consequences of misclassification. PLoS ONE, 10(10), e0141606.



Please note that there are several self-scoring versions of the IAT available from Millisecond (administered via their Inquisit program).  We would suggest customizing one or more of those for your needs rather than writing syntax to score the original versions of the IAT.  You may find them here.


Brief Death Implicit Association Test (D-BIAT)

Millner, A.J., Coppersmith, D.D.L., Teachman, B.A., & Nock, M.K. (2018). The brief death implicit association test: Scoring recommendations, reliability, validity, and comparisons with the death implicit association testPsychological Assessment, 30, 1356-1366.


Self-Injury Implicit Association Test (IAT)

Nock, M. K., & Banaji, M. R. (2007). Prediction of suicide ideation and attempts among adolescents using a brief performance-based test. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 707-715.

Nock, M. K., & Banaji, M. R. (2007). Assessment of self-injurious thoughts using a behavioral test. American Journal of Psychiatry 164, 820-823.

Self-Injury IAT Stimuli and Program (me-not-me)
Self-Injury IAT Stimuli and Program (me-not-me; updated 2013)
Self-Injury IAT Stimuli and Program (good-bad)
More information about the IAT, including syntax and scoring information, is available on the websites of Anthony Greenwald and Brian Nosek.


Suicide Implicit Association Test (IAT)

Nock, M.K., Park, J.M., Finn, C.T., Deliberto, T.L., Dour, H., J., & Banaji, M.R. (2010). Measuring the “suicidal mind:” Implicit cognition predicts suicidal behavior. Psychological Science, 21, 511-517.

Suicide IAT Stimuli and Program
Suicide IAT Stimuli and Program (Updated 2013)
More information about the IAT, including syntax and scoring information, is available on the websites of Anthony Greenwald and Brian Nosek.


Parent Motivation Inventory

Nock, M.K., & Photos, V. (2006). Parent motivation to participate in treatment: Assessment and prediction of subsequent participation. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 15, 345-358.

Parent Motivation Inventory -- Measure
Parent Motivation Inventory -- Measure (Danish Translation)

Participation Enhancement Intervention (PEI)

Nock, M. K., & Kazdin, A. E. (2005). Randomized controlled trial of a brief intervention for increasing participation in parent management training. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 872-879.

Participation Enhancement Intervention -- Manual
Participation Enhancement Intervention -- Change Plan Worksheet

Pathway to Suicide Action Interview (PSAI)

Millner, A.J., Lee, M.D., & Nock, M.K. (2017). Describing and measuring the pathway to suicide attempts: A preliminary study. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 47(3), 353–369.


Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview (SITBI)

Nock, M. K., Holmberg, E. B., Photos, V. I. , & Michel, B. D. (2007). The Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview: Development, reliability, and validity in an adolescent sample. Psychological Assessment, 19, 309-317.

SITBI -- Long Form
SITBI -- Short Form
SITBI -- Short Form (German Translation)

Suicide Stroop

Cha, C.B., Najmi, S., Park, J.M., Finn, C., & Nock, M.K. (2010). Attentional bias toward suicide-related stimuli predicts suicidal behavior. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 616-622.

Suicide Stroop Stimuli
Suicide Stroop Program


Questions regarding our tasks or research may be directed to our Lab Director, Matthew Nock.