THE ENTRAPMENT SCALE

For each of the following attitude statements indicate the extent to which you think it represents your own view of yourself. Read each item carefully and circle the number to the right of the statement that best describes the degree to which each statement is Like You. Use the scale below. Please do not omit any item.
SCALE
 
0 = Not at all     1 = A little bit     2 = Moderately    3 = Quite a bit      4 = Extremely
      like me              like me               like me                   like me                 like me      
 
1.   I am in situation I feel trapped in                                                                   0   1   2   3   4
2.   I have a strong desire to escape from things in my life                             0   1   2   3   4
3.   I am in a relationship I can’t get out of                                                         0   1   2   3   4
4.  I often have the feeling that I would just like to run away                         0   1   2   3   4
5.  I feel powerless to change things                                                                  0   1   2   3   4
6.  I feel trapped by my obligations                                                                     0   1   2   3   4
7.   I can see no way out of my current situation                                              0   1   2   3   4
8.   I would like to get away from other more powerful people                       0   1   2   3   4
in my life
9.  I have a strong desire to get away and stay away from                             0   1   2   3   4
where I am now
10. I feel trapped by other people                                                                        0   1   2   3   4
11. I want to get away from myself                                                                      0   1   2   3   4
12. I feel powerless to change myself                                                                0   1   2   3   4
13. I would like to escape from my thoughts and feeling                               0   1   2   3   4
14. I feel trapped inside myself                                                                            0   1   2   3   4
15. I would like to get away from who I am and start again                            0   1   2   3   4
16. I feel I’m in a deep hole I can’t get out of                                                    0   1   2   3   4 
 
 
SCORING
Items 1-10 are External Entrapment
Items 11-16 are Internal Entrapment
REFERENCES
 

Gilbert‚ P. & Allan‚ S. (1998). The role of defeat and entrapment (arrested flight) in depression: an exploration of an evolutionary view. Psychological Medicine‚ 28‚ 584-97. (has scale).

Gilbert‚ P.‚ Allan‚ S.‚ Brough‚ S.‚ Melley‚ S. & Miles‚ J. (2002). Anhedonia and positive affect: relationship to social rank‚ defeat and entrapment. Journal of Affective Disorders‚ 71‚ 141-151.

THEORY PAPER
 

Gilbert‚ P. (2001a). Evolutionary approaches to psychopathology: The role of natural defences. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry‚ 35‚ 17-27.

Gilbert‚ P. (2001b). Depression and stress: A biopsychosocial exploration of evolved functions and mechanisms Stress: The International Journal of the Biology of Stress‚ 4‚ 121-135.

Gilbert. P. (2007). Psychotherapy and Counselling for depression. London: Sage