The Emotional Processing Scale (EPS) is a short questionnaire designed to identify emotional processing styles and potential deficits. The EPS is for use by clinicians working in mental health, psychological therapy and health psychology, as well as researchers interested in the emotional life of healthy individuals and other populations.
The EPS can be used to:
The EPS provides the individual with a series of 25 statements to rate as to their applicability of how they felt or acted during the last week. The EPS uses five subscales (Suppression, Signs of unprocessed emotion, Controllability of emotion, Avoidance, and Emotional experience) to generate a total emotional processing score.
Online access to the EPS on our HTS platform is via a subscription model, where users pay an annual fee for periodic maintenance and upgrades to new features. This fee is being waived during the pandemic for 2020, as Hogrefe invites you use HTS for your assessment needs. An online manual is also available at no charge during this time.
When you order test materials for the first time we request that you provide documentation indicating you have the requisite qualifications or experience to administer psychological tests. Please download and complete the Qualification for Test Purchase.
Both internal consistency and split-half reliability coefficients are outlined in the manual for five datasets, including the overall healthy norm group. All coefficients are more than sufficient to represent strong reliability of the test.
The EPS has been validated against existing assessment scales showing meaningful relationships with the regulation of emotion and psychological symptoms of anxiety and depression. It has also been shown to be predictive of postnatal depression.
Healthy community population (N=1,383)
The EPS is untimed and typically takes 5-10 minutes to complete.