CISA Publications

On this page, you find publications involving researchers from the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences on different topics around emotional competence.

Emotional competence – theory and application

Schlegel,K., & Mortillaro, M. (2018) The Geneva Emotional Competence Test (GECo): An ability measure of workplace emotional intelligence.

Scherer, K. R. (2007).  Componential emotion theory can inform models of emotional competence. (Matthews, G., Zeidner M., & Roberts R. D., Ed.).The science of emotional intelligence: Knowns and unknowns. 101-126.

Wranik, T., Feldmann Barrett L., & Salovey P. (2007).  Intelligent emotion regulation: Is knowledge power?. (Gross, J., Ed.).Handbook of emotion regulation. 393-407.

Schmid Mast, M., Jonas K., Klöckner Cronauer C., & Darioly A. (2012).  On the importance of the superior's interpersonal sensitivity for good leadership. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 42, 1043-1068.

Hall, J. A., & Schmid Mast M. (2008).  Are women always more interpersonally sensitive than men? Impact of goals and content domain. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 34, 144-155.

Glaser, B., Lothe A., Chabloz M., Dukes D., Pasca C., Redoute J., et al. (2012).  Candidate Socioemotional Remediation Program for Individuals with Intellectual Disability. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 117(5)

Sauer, J., Darioly A., Schmid Mast M., Schmid P. C., & Bischof N. (2010).  A multi-level approach of evaluating crew resource management training: A lab-based study examining communication skills as a function of team congruence. Ergonomics. 35, 1311-1324.

Scherer, K. R., & Grandjean D. (2008).  Facial expressions allow inference of both emotions and their components. Cognition and Emotion. 22(5), 789-801.

Schmidt, R. E., Gay P., Ghisletta P., & Van der Linden M. (2010).  Linking impulsivity to dysfunctional thought control and insomnia: A structural equation model. Journal of Sleep Research. 19, 3-11.

Moors, A. (2013).  Understanding emotion change requires an understanding of emotion causation. In D. Hermans, B. Mesquita, & B. Rimé (Eds.), Changing emotions. 144-150.


Emotion recognition and tests

Schlegel, K., Grandjean D., & Scherer K. R. (2014).  Introducing the Geneva Emotion Recognition Test: An example of Rasch-based test development.. Psychological Assessment. 26(2), 666-672.

Bänziger, T., Scherer K. R., Hall J. A., & Rosenthal R. (2011).  Introducing the Mini PONS: A short multichannel version of the profile of nonverbal sensitivity (PONS). Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. 35, 189-204.

Scherer, K. R., & Scherer U. (2011).  Assessing the ability to recognize facial and vocal expressions of emotion: Construction and validation of the emotion recognition index. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. 35, 305-326.

Bänziger, T., Grandjean D., & Scherer K. R. (2009).  Emotion recognition from expressions in face, voice, and body. The Multimodal Emotion Recognition Test (MERT). Emotion. 9(5), 691-704.

Dibben, N., & Coutinho E. (2013).  The influence of individual differences on emotion perception in music and speech prosody. 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion.

Schlegel, K., Grandjean D., & Scherer K. R. (2012).  Emotion recognition: Unidimensional ability or a set of modality-and emotion-specific skills?. Personality and Individual Differences. 53, 16-21.

Schmid Mast, M., Hall J. A., & Ickes W. (2006).  Inferring power-relevant thoughts and feelings in others: A signal detection analysis. European Journal of Social Psychology. 36, 469-478.

Schmid, P. C., Schmid Mast M., Bombari D., Mast F., & Lobmaier J. S. (2011).  How mood states affect information processing during facial emotion recognition: An eye tracking study. Swiss Journal of Psychology, Special Issue: Social Cues in Faces. 70, 223-231.

Péron, J., el Tamer S., Grandjean D., Travers D., Drapier D., Vérin M., et al. (2011).  Major depressive disorder skews the recognition of emotional prosody. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. 35, 987-99.

Bach, D., Buxtorf K., Grandjean D., & Strik W. K. (2009).  The influence of emotion clarity on emotional prosody identification in paranoid schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine. 39(6), 927-938.


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