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Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test

John D. Mayer, Ph.D.
Peter Salovey, Ph.D.
David R. Caruso, Ph.D.


The MSCEIT is an ability-based measure of Emotional Intelligence that uses a variety of interesting and creative tasks to measure a person’s capacity to reason with emotional information. Because it is ability-based, it is a difficult test to fake, which makes it ideal for situations where respondents may want to create an overly positive or negative impression. The MSCEIT is suitable for all kinds of clinical, research, therapeutic, and corporate settings.

How to Use the Assessment
The MSCEIT is available in online and software format, and via the MHS Scoring Service. With the online and software formats, you can instantly score administrations and generate reports. With the scoring service, respondents complete the MSCEIT on paper with Item Booklets and Response Sheets. Then, you send the completed Response Sheets to MHS for scoring and a report is promptly sent back to you.
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Scales & Forms

  • Perceiving Emotions
  • Reversed Letters
  • Facilitating Thought
  • Understanding Emotions
  • Managing Emotions
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John D. Mayer, Ph.D.,
Peter Salovey, Ph.D., &
David R. Caruso, Ph.D.

Age Range 17 years and older

Administration Time 30 to 45 minutes

Administration Type Client-completed

Qualification Level B