Author: Rivers, S. E.

Measuring emotional intelligence as a mental ability in adults and children

(2008)
Center Authors: Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., Salovey, P.

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In this chapter, authors describe EI assessments which are based on Mayer and Salovey’s (1997) model of EI, the Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT), for adults, and the youth version, the MSCEIT-YV.

Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., & Salovey, P. (2008). Measuring emotional intelligence as a mental ability in adults and children. In G. Boyle, G. Matthews, & D. Saklofske (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of personality theory and assessment, Vol 1: Personality theories and models (pp. 440-460).Thousand Oaks, CA US: Sage Publications, Inc.

Current theories of risk and rational decision making

(2008)
Center Authors: Rivers, S. E.

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The editorial in the special issue on Current Theories of Risk and Rational Decision Making discusses adolescent risk-taking and the science of judgment and decision making

Reyna, V. F., & Rivers, S. E. (2008). Current theories of risk and rational decision making. Developmental Review, 28, 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.dr.2008.01.002

A field experiment testing the utility of regulatory fit messages for promoting physical activity

(2008)
Center Authors: Latimer, A. E., Rivers, S. E., Salovey, P.

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The study examined whether messages tailored to individuals’ promotion- or prevention-goal orientation (regulatory focus) elicit positive thoughts and feelings about physical activity and increase participation in physical activity.  As a result of this field experiment, tailored messages that fit individuals’ regulatory focus led to greater physical activity participation and more positive feelings than non-fit messages, particularly in the promotion-focused condition.

Latimer, A. E., Rivers, S. E., Rench, T. A., Katulak, N. A., Hicks, A., Hodorowski, J. K., Salovey, P. (2008). A field experiment testing the utility of regulatory fit messages for promoting physical activity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 826-832. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2007.07.013

Message framing and pap test utilization among women attending a community health clinic

(2005)
Center Authors: Rivers, S. E., Salovey, P., Pizarro, D. A., Schneider, T. R.
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In a randomized experiment, women (N = 441) watched either a loss- or gain-framed video emphasizing the prevention or detection functions of the Pap test to test the hypothesis that loss- and gain-framed messages differentially influence health behaviors depending on the risk involved in performing the behavior. As predicted, loss-framed messages emphasizing the costs of not detecting cervical cancer early and gain-framed messages emphasizing the benefits of preventing cervical cancer were most persuasive in motivating women to obtain a Pap test.

Rivers, S. E., Salovey, P., Pizarro, D. A., Pizarro, J., & Schneider, T. R. (2005). Message framing and pap test utilization among women attending a community health clinic. Journal of Health Psychology, 10, 65-77. doi: 10.1177/1359105305048556

Measuring emotional intelligence as a set of mental abilities

(2007)
Center Authors: Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., Salovey, P.
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In this chapter, we argue that EI is best described as a set of abilities and therefore best measured by ability-based assessments. Throughout the chapter, we discuss strengths and limitations in both El theory and measurement as well as identify areas for future research.

Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., Salovey, P., & Mayer, J. D. (2007). Measuring emotional intelligence as a set of mental abilities. In G. Matthews, M. Zeidner, & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), The science of emotional intelligence: Knowns and unknowns (pp. 230-257). New York: Oxford.