Preliminary Development of the Consciousness Quotient Inventory (CQ-i): Introducing the Conscious Experience as a Research Variable in Psychological Assessment

by Ovidiu Brazdau, Cristian-Dan Opariuc

Elsevier Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 127, 600-605.
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This study describes the development and preliminary validation of the Consciousness Quotient Inventory (CQ-i), a new psychological assessment tool that evaluates the level of consciousness and introduces the conscious experience as an explicit research variable in psychological assessment. CQ-i beta v.2013 was developed through 14 studies on a population of 6,800 individuals, between 2005 and 2013. The CQ consists of 6 dimensions: physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, social-relational and self-consciousness. Preliminary validation data indicates that the CQ is a new composite measure of the human psyche and it can be evaluated using an adequate psychological assessment methodology.


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