Inquisit Test Variants

Comprehensive Affect Testing System - Complete Battery (CATS-R) - English

A battery of 13 subtests measuring different aspects of emotional cognition and processing by Froming et al (2006).


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Subtest 1: Identity Discrimination - English

Participants decide whether two presented faces are the same people

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 2: Affect Discrimination - English

Participants decide whether two presented faces show the same emotion.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 3: Nonemotional Prosody Discrimination - English

Participants decide whether two spoken statements sound the same.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 4: Emotional Prosody Discrimination - English

Participants decide whether the emotions in two spoken statements are the same.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 5: Name Affect - English

Participants are presented one face at a time (6 altogether) and have to identify the emotion of the face.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 6: Name Prosody - English

Participants are presented with 12 spoken sentences and have to categorize the expressed emotion.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 7: Match Affect - English

Participants are select which of 5 faces matches the affect of a target face.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 8: Select Affect - English

Participants are select which of 5 faces matches the affect of a stated emotion.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 9: Conflicting Prosody/Meaning – Attend Prosody - English

Participants listen to 12 sentences spoken in a happy, sad or neutral voice and must identify the emotion of the voice while ignoring the meaning of the sentence.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 10: Conflicting Prosody/Meaning – Attend Meaning - English

Participants listen to 12 sentences spoken in a happy, sad or neutral voice and have to identify the affective meaning of the sentence content ignoring the emotional tone of the voice.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 11: Match Emotional Prosody to Emotional Face - English

Participants are asked to select the facial expression (5 choices) that reflects the emotion of a person reading a neutral sentence.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 12: Match Emotional Face to Emotional Prosody - English

Participants decide which of 3 sentences read in an emotional tone corresponds to the emotional expression of a given face.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Subtest 13: Three Faces Test - English

Participants see 3 faces and decide which two depict the same emotion.

Duration: 2 minutes

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References

Find peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Comprehensive Affect Testing System (CATS)

Froming, K.B., Gregory, A., Levy, C.M., & Ekman, P. (2006). The Comprehensive Affective Testing System. User’s Manual. Gainesville, FL: Psychology Software Tools, Inc.

Ventura, Maria I, Baynes, Kathleen, Sigvardt, Karen A, Unruh, April M, Acklin, Sarah S, Kirsch, Heidi E, & Disbrow, Elizabeth A. (2012). Hemispheric asymmetries and prosodic emotion recognition deficits in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia, 50(8), 1936-1945.

Brand, Jesse G, Mindt, Monica Rivera, Schaffer, Sarah G, Alper, Kenneth R, Devinsky, Orrin, & Barr, William B. (2012). Emotion processing bias and age of seizure onset among epilepsy patients with depressive symptoms. Epilepsy & Behavior, 25(4), 552-557.

Hulka, Lea M, Preller, Katrin H, Vonmoos, Matthias, Broicher, Sarah D, & Quednow, Boris B. (2013). Cocaine users manifest impaired prosodic and cross-modal emotion processing. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 4, 98.

Albuquerque, Luisa, Coelho, Miguel, Martins, Maurício, Guedes, Leonor Correia, Rosa, Mário M, Ferreira, Joaquim J, . . . Martins, Isabel Pavão. (2013). STN-DBS does not change emotion recognition in advanced Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 20(2), 166-169.

Rossell, Susan L, Van Rheenen, Tamsyn E, Groot, Christopher, Gogos, Andrea, O’Regan, Alison, & Joshua, Nicole R. (2013). Investigating affective prosody in psychosis: A study using the Comprehensive Affective Testing System. Psychiatry Research, 210(3), 896-900.

Hoertnagl, Christine M, Biedermann, Falko, Yalcin-Siedentopf, Nursen, Muehlbacher, Moritz, Rauch, Anna-Sophia, Baumgartner, Susanne, . . . Hofer, Alex. (2015). Prosodic and semantic affect perception in remitted patients with bipolar I disorder. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 76(6), E779-E786.

Albuquerque, Luisa, Martins, Maurício, Coelho, Miguel, Guedes, Leonor, Ferreira, Joaquim J, Rosa, Mário, & Martins, Isabel Pavão. (2016). Advanced Parkinson disease patients have impairment in prosody processing. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38(2), 208-216.

Andrews, Sophie C, Staios, Mathew, Howe, Jim, Reardon, Katrina, & Fisher, Fiona. (2017). Multimodal Emotion Processing Deficits Are Present in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Neuropsychology, 31(3), 304-310.