Emotional Processing Scale (EPS)

Further information and resources

Review from the British Psychological Society

Download the BPS's test review of the EPS here.

Key references

Baker, R., Thomas, S., Thomas, P. and Owens, M., 2007. Development of an emotional processing scale. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 62, 167-178.

Baker, R., Thomas, S., Thomas, P., Gower, P., Santonastaso, M. and Whittlesea, A., 2010. The emotional processing scale: Scale refinement and abridgement (EPS-25). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 68, 83-88.

Baker, R., Owens, M., Thomas, S., Whittlesea, A., Abbey, G., Gower, P., Tosunlar, L., Corrigan, E. and Thomas, P.W., 2012. Does CBT facilitate emotional processing? Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy, 40 (1), 19-37.

Baker, R., Holloway, J., Thomas, P., Thomas, S. and Owens, M., 2004. Emotional processing and panic. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42, 1271-1287.

Baker, R., Gale, L., Abbey, G., Thomas, S., 2013. Emotional Processing Therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 26 (3-4)

Wilkins, C., Baker, R., Bick, D., Thomas, P., 2009. Emotional processing in childbirth: a predictor of postnatal depression? British Journal of Midwifery, 17 (3), 154-159.

Kwasniewska, A., Thomas, R., Baker., R., 2014. Are there cross-cultural differences in emotional processing and social problem-solving? Polish Psychological Bulletin, 45 (2), 205-210.


Lead author of the Emotional Processing Scale, Roger Baker, discusses panic attacks in relation to emotional processing in this video, published by Bournemouth University.

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