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MiX™ Research Version

A 14-item or 28-item test, MiX Research Version can measure an individual's ability to detect facial expressions of emotions. Learn More...

An updated version of the JACBART (Find out more information about the JACBART here) the MiX Research Version is a test which can measure an individual's ability to detect facial expressions of emotions. Used in various research studies, the MiX Research Version consists of a 14-item of 28-item test featuring individuals from various ethnic backgrounds. Equally displaying the seven basic emotions, the test has an equal number of male and female expressors.

Intercultural Adjustment Potential Scale (ICAPS)

ICAPS is a test that reliably and validly measures four important psychological skills associated with successful intercultural adaptation and adjustment. Learn More...

$15

The Intercultural Adjustment Potential Scale (ICAPS) is a test that reliably and validly measures four important psychological skills associated with successful intercultural adaptation and adjustment. Years of scientific research have shown that the four skills measured by the ICAPS are some of the most important predictors of adaptation and adjustment not only across cultures, but also within a society or culture (intracultural adaptation and adjustment). Thus, it’s a great tool to use to measure adjustment potential in general, whether going abroad, interacting with people from different cultures, or working within one’s own society and culture.
The ICAPS was initially developed over a six-year period involving 19 studies that had over 2,500 participants which established its scientific reliability and validity. Today, over 17,000 individuals from many different countries and cultures around the world have taken the ICAPS (see Scientific Evidence below for a listing of scientific publications documenting the reliability and validity of the ICAPS).

$15.00


Who can Benefit from using the ICAPS?

Companies, training managers, trainers, and trainees can use the ICAPS to:
  • Help recruit and select individuals for international, intercultural, or overseas assignments, as part of a broad assessment procedure;
  • Identify individual strengths and weaknesses pre-departure;
  • Assess the efficacy of training programs;
Researchers can use the ICAPS as an instrument to assess psychological skills that have been empirically validated to predict intercultural adaptation and adjustment.

Easy to use!

Participants mark their responses to 55 items describing aspects of themselves. The test generally takes only 10-15 minutes to complete. Five scores are generated, a total score and four scores corresponding to the four psychological skills necessary for adjustment. These are:
  • Emotion Regulation - Emotional Robustness: The ability to monitor and manage one’s emotional experiences and expressions, and to channel their energies in constructive ways.
  • Openness - Rigidity: The ability to encounter new experiences, emotions, and thoughts.
  • Flexibility and Creativity: The ability to assimilate new experiences, schemas, and ways of thinking into one’s own.
  • Critical Thinking and Social Conscientiousness: The ability to think outside the box in creative and autonomous ways, and to adhere to social norms.

Scientific Evidence

The following list of publications, many of which were published in peer-reviewed, scientific journals, document much of the original scientific evidence for the reliability and validity of the ICAPS. These studies have demonstrated that the ICAPS has been validated:
  • Using valid and reliable criterion variables
  • With positive effects in pre-post sojourns and training
  • In extreme group comparisons
  • With evidence for concurrent ecological, predictive ecological, incremental validity over demographics, incremental validity over personality, incremental validity over at least one other cross-cultural competence test
  • With cross-cultural samples
  • Using mixed methodologies
Note that some of the articles listed below contain reports of multiple studies.
  • Matsumoto, D., Yoo, S. H., & LeRoux, J. A. (2007). Emotion and intercultural communication. In Helga Kotthoff and Helen Spencer-Oatley (eds.), Handbook of Applied Linguistics, Volume 7: Intercultural Communication (pp. 77-98). Mouton – de Gruyter Publishers.
  • Matsumoto, D., Hirayama, S., & LeRoux, J. A. (2006). Psychological skills related to intercultural adjustment. In Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (eds.), Handbook of multicultural perspectives on stress and coping (pp. 387-405). New York: Springer.
  • Matsumoto, D., LeRoux, J. A., Robles, Y., & Campos, G. (2007). The Intercultural Adjustment Potential Scale (ICAPS) predicts adjustment above and beyond personality and general intelligence. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 31(6)¸747-759.
  • Yoo, S. H., Matsumoto, D., & LeRoux, J. A. (2006). The influence of emotion recognition and emotion regulation on intercultural adjustment. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 30(3), 345-363.
  • Matsumoto, D., LeRoux, J. A., and Yoo, S. H. (2005). Emotion and intercultural communication. Kwansei Gakuin University Journal, 99, 15-38.
  • Matsumoto, D., LeRoux, J. A., Bernhard, R., & Gray, H. (2004). Unraveling the psychological correlates of intercultural adjustment potential. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 28(3-4), 281-309.
  • Matsumoto, D., LeRoux, J. A., Iwamoto, M., Choi, J. W., Rogers, D., Tatani, H., & Uchida, H. (2003). The robustness of the Intercultural Adjustment Potential Scale (ICAPS): The search for a universal psychological engine of adjustment. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 27, 543-562.
  • Matsumoto, D., & LeRoux, J. A. (2003). Measuring the psychological engine of intercultural adjustment: The Intercultural Adjustment Potential Scale (ICAPS). Journal of Intercultural Communication, 6, 37-52.
  • Matsumoto, D., LeRoux, J., Ratzlaff, C., Tatani, H., Uchida, H., Kim, C., & Araki, S. (2001). Development and validation of a measure of intercultural adjustment potential in Japanese sojourners: The Intercultural Adjustment Potential Scale (ICAPS). International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 25, 483-510.

The following article includes a review of 10 different tests of cross-cultural competence, including the ICAPS and others. Note that it is the only such review published in a peer-reviewed, scientific journal to date.
  • Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H. C. (2013). Assessing cross-cultural competence: A review of available tests. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44(6), 849-873. DOI: 10.1177/0022022113492891.

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Japanese and Caucasian Facial Expressions of Emotion (JACFEE)

Consists of 56 color photographs of 56 different individuals who each illustrate one of the seven basic facial expressions of emotion. Learn More...

$95

The JACFEE collection consists of 56 color photographs of 56 different individuals who each illustrate one of the seven different emotions. The collection is equally divided into male and female populations (28 male, 28 female), each of which contains equal numbers of Caucasian and Japanese subjects (16 Caucasian males, 16 Caucasian females, 16 Japanese males, 16 Japanese females).  These photos have been used in many cross cultural studies. *The JACFEE images are also accompanied by a document that outlines the history of the JACFEE images, percent judgment of intended emotion for each photograph, photo list, percent of subjects in each country who chose predicted emotion and mean intensity ratings.

Japanese and Caucasian Neutral Faces (JACNeuF)

Consists of 56 color photographs of the subjects found in the JACFEE collection showing neutral facial expressions. Learn More...

$95

JACNEUF collection consists of 56 color photographs of the 56 subjects found in the JACFEE collection showing neutral facial expressions. The collection is equally divided into male and female populations, each of which contains equal numbers of Caucasian and Japanese subjects. These photos have been used in many cross cultural studies.

Combined JACFEE/JACNeuF

This image set combines all 56 color photos from the JACFEE and all 56 color photos from the JACNEUF. Learn More...

$175

112 photos in color. These photos have been used in many cross cultural studies. Combines all 56 color photos from the Japanese and Caucasian facial expressions of emotion collection and all 56 color photos from the Japanese and Caucasian neutral faces collection. *The JACFEE images are also accompanied by a document that outlines the history of the JACFEE images, percent judgment of intended emotion for each photograph, photo list, percent of subjects in each country who chose predicted emotion and mean intensity ratings.

Standard Expressor Version of the JACFEE

This set includes a total of 130 expressions from nine subjects. Eight subjects provide at least one example of each of the seven universal emotions. Learn More...

$175

This set includes a total of 130 expressions from nine subjects. The subjects include 5 Caucasian males, 3 Caucasian females and 1 Japanese male. Eight subjects provide at least one example of each of the seven universal emotions. Each subject also has a neutral expression. This set is ideal for researchers who wish to examine judgments of different emotions while keeping facial physiognomy and other characteristics of the subjects constant. *The Standard Expressor Version of the JACFEE also includes a document that outlines the complete FACS codes for each expression as well as the judgment data for each emotion.

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