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On this page, you can explore some of the latest tests measuring emotional competence. These tests have been developed according to high scientific standards by the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences.

For each test, you can choose between a short demo version (1-2 minutes) to get an idea of what the test is measuring. For most tests you have a choice between an English, French or German version.

In the future we will offer the possibility to participate in a free emotional competence assessment program with personal feedback. Please keep checking this page for updates.

 

Geneva Emotion Recognition Test (GERT)

This test measures how well you are able to recognize emotions from the face, voice, and body. You will see short video clips in which actors express different emotions. Your task is to guess which emotion was expressed.
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Available languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Chinese, Hungarian, Italian

Demo version EN (1-2 min) Demo version FR (1-2-min) Demo version DE (1-2 min)

 

Multimodal Emotion Recognition Test (MERT)

This test measures how well you recognize emotions in different modalities. You will be presented with pictures, videos, and audio recordings in which actors display different emotions. Your task is to guess which emotion was expressed after each recording.
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Available languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch

Demo version EN (1-2 min) Demo version FR (1-2-min) Demo version DE (1-2 min)

 

Emotion Recognition Index (ERI)

This test measures how well you recognize emotions expressed by the face and the voice. You will see pictures of facial expressions and hear audio recordings of emotional voices. After each picture and recording, you will be asked to choose which emotion has been expressed.
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Available languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch

Demo version EN (1-2 min) Demo version FR (1-2-min) Demo version DE (1-2 min)

 

MiniPONS (brief version of the Profile of Nonverbal Sensitivity)

This test measures your ability to recognize the communication of feelings, attitudes, and intentions from nonverbal expressions. You will see and hear pictures and short video and audio clips in which an actress displays various affective states. Your task is to guess which affective state she expressed.
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Available languages: English, French, German, Dutch

Demo version EN (1-2 min) Demo version FR (1-2-min) Demo version DE (1-2 min)

 

Recognition of Emotions in the Singing Voice

You will listen to 28 phrases interpreted by internationally renowned opera singers. Your task will be to try to judge the emotion expressed. At the end there is feedback on how many emotions you identified correctly.
Available languages: English, French, German, Spanish    

Demo version EN (1-2 min) Demo version FR (1-2-min) Demo version DE (1-2 min)

 

Geneva Emotion Profiler (GEP)

We often have problems describing our complex emotional experiences with a specific word to communicate our feelings to others as precisely as possible. The Geneva Emotion Profiler is an expert system based on meaning profiles for common emotion words that have been empirically measured for over 25 languages. You can use the system to obtain a prediction of what most people would call an emotion that you have experienced and compare that to what you have called it yourself.
Available languages: English, French, German

Full test EN (5-10 min) Full test FR (5-10 min) Full test DE (5-10 min)

 

Geneva Emotion Analyst (GEA)

How well do you know your emotions? Ask the Geneva Emotion Analyst! It will diagnose your emotions in a situation of your choice by asking you some simple questions. The diagnosis is made on the basis of theoretical predictions about the factors that determine specific types of emotions in a given situation.

Full test EN (5-10 min) Full test FR (5-10 min) Full test DE (5-10 min)


Emotion Knowledge Test

This test measures your understanding of emotional words and concepts. In the first part, you will read short descriptions of emotional events and will be asked to indicate which emotion a person is most likely to feel in this situation. In the second part, you will be asked to rate the likelihood ithat different characteristics or features occur in particular emotions.
Available languages: English, French, German
This test is under construction