CATS is an ensemble that measures dysfunctional processing of human emotions expressed in Paul Ekman`s internationally-standardized faces and prosodic expressions available in 7 languages.
Features: Using Dr. Paul Ekman`s internationally normed faces, the Comprehensive Affect Testing System (C.A.T.S.) provides a well-validated, reliable computerized test of human emotion processing. This set of emotion tests enables clinical psychologists, neuron-psychologists, neurologists, educators, speech therapists other specialists help asses dysfunctional processing of emotion by a person. Thirteen subtests help differentiate specific areas of dysfunction that individual patients can exhibit relative to normal populations during emotion processing. Ekman 3-Faces Task, Identity Matching, Affect Matching, Affect Discrimination, Affect Naming, Prosody Identification, Prosody Naming, Non-emotional Prosody Discrimination, Emotional Prosody Discrimination, Match Emotional Prosody to Face, Match Emotional Face to Prosody, Conflicting Facial Emotion/Prosody - Respond to Face, Conflicting Facial Emotion/Prosody - Respond to Prosody.
The faces are based on the well-standardized collection devised by Dr. Paul Ekman. These standard faces have been digitized and neutralized for any cues as to jewelry, hair styling etc. Similar care has gone into Prosody stimuli. With this kind of pure stimulus the time taken by a respondent to respond would indicate indecisiveness. Administering the test is easy through the application is easy, has easy to use interface. The administrator may decide to use the sub tests in any preferred order. There`s a abbreviated version that can be administered too. The shortened version has been adjusted for age and sex and the evaluation report is available as a text report. The data can also be exported in the CSV format for further processing. Windows-based versions of the Comprehensive Affect Testing System are available in US- and UK-English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
Overall: A package for specialists of course. It is easy to use.