Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test - Revised

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Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test - Revised

A test of theory of mind and perception of emotions in which participants are presented images of eyes and are asked to judge their emotional state.
Duration: 8 minutes
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Baron-Cohen, S., Wheelwright, S., Hill, J., Raste, Y., & Plumb, I. (2001). The 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' Test Revised Version: A Study with Normal Adults, and Adults with Asperger Syndrome or High-functioning Autism. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychiatry, 42, 241-252.

Maurage, Grynberg, Noël, Joassin, Hanak, Verbanck, . . . Philippot. (2011). The "Reading the Mind in the Eyes" test as a new way to explore complex emotions decoding in alcohol dependence. Psychiatry Research, 190(2-3), 375-378.

Cohen, Tubiana-Potiez, & Kahn. (2015). French Validation of the "reading the Mind in the Eyes Test": Relation with Subclinical Psychotic Positive Symptoms in General Population. European Psychiatry, 30, 1226.

Baron-Cohen, S., Bowen, D., Holt, R., Allison, C., Auyeung, B., Lombardo, M., . . . Lai, M. (2015). The "Reading the Mind in the Eyes" Test: Complete Absence of Typical Sex Difference in ~400 Men and Women with Autism. PLoS One, 10(8), PLoS One, Aug 2015, Vol.10(8).

Bos, Hofman, Hermans, Montoya, Baron-Cohen, & Van Honk. (2016). Testosterone reduces functional connectivity during the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ Test. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 68, 194-201.

Burke, T., Elamin, M., Bede, P., Pinto-Grau, M., Lonergan, K., Hardiman, O., & Pender, N. (2016). Discordant performance on the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ Test, based on disease onset in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17(7-8), 467-472.

Preti, A., Vellante, M., & Petretto, D. (2017). The psychometric properties of the “Reading the Mind in the Eyes” Test: An item response theory (IRT) analysis. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 22(3), 233-253.

Black, J. (2018). An IRT Analysis of the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test. Journal of Personality Assessment, 1-9.