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Multidimesional Emotional Empathy Scale (MDEES)
Obtaining the Scale
This empathy scale, the Measure of Emotional Empathy, was used in Mayer, Caruso, & Salovey, 1999, and is reprinted here (PDF opens in new window).
The scale measures five related emotionally-relevant forms of empathy including:
- emotional suffering
- positive sharing
- emotional attention
- feeling for others
- emotional contagion
and a total scale score.
Permission for Free Use
We hereby give permission for its free use here.
Unpublished Report on the Scale
This accompanying report of the scale examines some of the psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Emotional Empathy Scale (MDEES). The appendix provides scoring information.
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