MoodCounts, also known as ETM survey, is part of the Leading Emotional Indicators project sponsored by the UNLV Center for Democratic Culture. Administered by the CDC Board of Directors and intended for individual and group development purposes, the survey is available on the internet. You can access it by clicking on this link: MoodCounts. The survey is free, anonymous, and confidential. It takes about 20-30 minutes to complete, and it generates a three page computer report that lists the survey taker’s emotional indicators alongside the database mean scores. The ETM survey site has a group users’ option that allows charting emotional cultures of various groups and organizations. To obtain a group access code, please contact CDC administrators: cdclv@unlv.nevada.edu.

The ETM survey is not a psychological tool testing some enduring qualities or comparing the respondent to a norm. This is a sociological instrument based on the premise that our sentiments are situational, that we often have contradictory feelings about ourselves, and that our actions reflect conflicting social pressures and the ambivalent way in which we experience the world. The MoodCounts survey gauges our affective ambivalence in key areas of life. Participants are asked to consider 200 emotionally charged words or situations and indicate how each applies to the survey taker. Upon completing the survey, you can print a computer generated three-page report showing the range of your emotions and listing your key emotional indicators. Individual indicators appear alongside mean scores for the entire database. Those interested will be able to learn more about the ETM survey, the CDC Leading Emotional Indicators project, and opportunities for the ETM group development exercises.

The ETM survey is free – the results are rendered to participants without charge, anonymous – the ETM site does not collect personal information, confidential – you will be the only person familiar with your results, and it usually takes 15-25 minutes to complete (you must be prepared to complete the survey in one sitting). You can learn about the MoodCounts questionnaire and emotionally intelligent democracy through the following links: Emotional Intelligence and Emotionally Intelligent Democracy, Emotion Template Matrix Analysis, MoodCounts: How to Read ETM Survey, ETM Chart, ETM Table, and ETM Index Table.

You will also be able to review preliminary results of the ETM survey which show how emotions vary by gender, age, income, marriage, occupation, and the strength of religious sentiments.

Web Links

MoodCounts
Six Seconds

EQ International

Self-Science Network

Self-Science School Curriculum

Emotional Honesty Exercises

Emotionally Intelligent Workplace
Emotion Template Matrix Analysis
ETM Survey
ETM Chart
ETM Table
ETM Index Table