The Emotional Processing Scale

EPS logoThe Emotional Processing Scale (EPS) is a questionnaire measure of a person’s emotional processing style, their typical way of processing stress or emotional situations. It was published by Hogrefe, a leading European Psychometric Test publisher in July 2015 and is available 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 has been developed over 12 years by an experienced team at Bournemouth University including Professor Roger Baker, Professor Peter Thomas, and Dr Sarah Thomas (BUCRU).

The EPS can be used to:eps front cover

  • identify and quantify healthy and unhealthy styles of emotional processing;
  • assess the contribution of poor emotional processing to physical, psychosomatic and psychological disorders;
  • provide a non-diagnostic framework to assess patients for research or therapy;
  • measure changes in emotions during therapy/counselling; and
  • assist therapists in incorporating an emotional component into their formulations of psychological therapy.

For more information on the EPS please see this leaflet, or visit this Q&A session with Roger Baker

For more information on the concept of Emotional Processing please see the Emotional Processing website.

There have been 4 completed PhDs at Bournemouth University on the EPS:

Mariaelisa Santonastaso

Carol Wilkins

Glen Howell

Gareth Abbey