M – Emotional Intelligence Glossary

Mayer-Salovey model of emotional intelligence: This model [Mayer & Salovey, 1997] is also referred to as the “Salovey-Mayer model” and defines “emotional intelligence” as the ability to perceive, understand, manage and use emotions to facilitate thinking, which is measured by an ability-based measure [Mayer et al., 2002]. It would probably be more correct to refer to their model prior to 1997 as the “Salovey-Mayer model” and to the one from 1997 as the “Mayer-Salovey model” based on the lead co-developer of their EI theory during these two periods. The pre-1997 model of “emotional intelligence” was based on Thorndike’s 1920 conceptualization of “social intelligence” as is suggested in their first article on the topic which was published in 1990.

Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT): TheMSCEIT was developed by John Mayer, Peter Salovey and David Caruso. It was based on the MEIS (Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale) which was published by Virtual Knowledge, a software company that produced video games. The MSCEIT, like the Bar On EQ-iEQ-360EQ-interviewEQ-i:YV and other Bar-On derivative instruments, is presently published by Multi-Health Systems who publishes psychological tests.

Measures of emotional intelligence: This refers to measures, scales, inventories and any other form of psychometric tools that are purported to assess emotional-social intelligence.

Measurement of emotional intelligence: This term refers to the assessment or evaluation of emotional intelligence or to any aspect of emotional-social intelligence.

Measuring emotional intelligence: This is the process of measuring, assessing or evaluating emotional intelligence (EI).

MEIS: The Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale was developed by Peter Salovey and John Mayer. It is the precursor of the MSCEIT. The MEIS was published by Virtual Knowledge, which is a software company that produced video games. The MSCEIT, which was based on the MEIS, is presently published by Multi-Health Systems who publishes psychological tests like the Bar-On EQ-iEQ-360EQ-interviewEQ-i:YV and other Bar-On derivative instruments.

Models of emotional intelligence: This refers to the conceptual and/or psychometric models of emotional-social intelligence – i.e., these are the theories and/or measures of the EI construct. According to the Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology [2004], there are currently three main conceptual and psychometric models of emotional intelligence: (i) the Salovey-Mayer model, (ii) the Bar-On model, and (iii) the Goleman model.

MSCEIT: The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test was developed by John Mayer, Peter Salovey and David Caruso and based on the Mayer-Salovey model of emotional intelligence. The MSCEIT itself was based on the MEIS (Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale), which was sold by a software company that produced video games, while the MSCEIT is currently published by a mainstream psychological test publisher in North America.

Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale: The MEIS was developed by Peter Salovey and John Mayer. It is the precursor of the MSCEIT. The Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale was published by Virtual Knowledge, which was a software company that produced video games. The MSCEIT, which was based on the MEIS, is presently published by Multi-Health Systems who publishes psychological tests like the Bar-On EQ-iEQ-360EQ-interview, EQ-i:YV and other Bar-On derivative instruments.

 

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