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Introducing the MiniPONS: A Short Multichannel Version of the Profile of Nonverbal Sensitivity (PONS)

Published inJournal of Nonverbal Behavior, vol. 35, no. 3, p. 189-204
  • Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Publication date2011

Despite extensive research activity on the recognition of emotional expression, there are only few validated tests of individual differences in this competence (generally considered as part of nonverbal sensitivity and emotional intelligence). This paper reports the development of a short, multichannel, version (MiniPONS) of the established Profile of Nonverbal Sensitivity (PONS) test. The full test has been extensively validated in many different cultures, showing substantial correlations with a large range of outcome variables. The short multichannel version (64 items) described here correlates very highly with the full version and shows reasonable construct validity through significant correlations with other tests of emotion recognition ability. Based on these results, the role of nonverbal sensitivity as part of a latent trait of emotional competence is discussed and the MiniPONS is suggested as a convenient method to perform a rapid screening of this central socioemotional competence.

  • Sensitivity–Emotional
  • Competence–Emotional
  • Intelligence–Assessment
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BANZIGER FLYKT, Tanja et al. Introducing the MiniPONS: A Short Multichannel Version of the Profile of Nonverbal Sensitivity (PONS). In: Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 2011, vol. 35, n° 3, p. 189–204. doi: 10.1007/s10919-011-0108-3
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