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About the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Tests (MSCEIT's)

Introduction to the MSCEIT Tests

Obtaining the MSCEIT

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What Are the MSCEIT Tests?

The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Tests (MSCEIT's) are tests designed to measure emotional intelligence by directly assessing a person's capacity to identify emotions in others, to use emotions to facilitate thought, to understand emotional meanings, and to know how to manage emotions.

The MSCEIT tests are ability tests: That is, they evaluate participants' responses according to a criterion of correctness rather than relying on a self judgement such as "I am emotionally intelligent (True-False)." This is important because actual skill is very different (i.e., uncorrelated or minimally correlated) with self-judged skills in this area.

At present, the following MSCEIT tests are available or in development:

  1. Available: The MSCEIT. The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (for adults).

  2. In Development: The MSCEIT-YV-R: The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test-Youth Version-Research Edition (an MSCEIT suitable for 12 to 18-year-olds).