Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth

Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth

by Gerald Matthews, Moshe Zeidner, Richard D. Roberts
     
 

Emotional intelligence (EI) is one of the most widely discussed topics in current psychology. Although first mentioned in the professional literature nearly two decades ago, in the past five years it has received extensive media attention.
The term "emotional intelligence" refers to the ability to identify, express, and understand emotions; to assimilate

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Emotional intelligence (EI) is one of the most widely discussed topics in current psychology. Although first mentioned in the professional literature nearly two decades ago, in the past five years it has received extensive media attention.
The term "emotional intelligence" refers to the ability to identify, express, and understand emotions; to assimilate emotions into thought; and to regulate both positive and negative emotions in oneself and others. Yet despite the flourishing research programs and broad popular interest, scientific evidence for a clearly identified construct of EI is sparse. It remains to be seen whether there is anything to EI that researchers in the fields of personality, intelligence, and applied psychology do not already know.

This book offers a comprehensive critical review of EI. It examines current thinking on the nature,
components, determinants, and consequences of EI, and evaluates the state of the art in EI theory, research, assessment, and applications. It highlights the extent to which empirical evidence supports EI as a valid construct and debunks some of the more extravagant claims that appear in the popular media. Finally, it examines the potential use of EI to guide practical interventions in various clinical,
occupational, and educational settings.

The MIT Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262632966
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
IConceptualizations and Measurement1
1Introduction3
2Toward a Science of Emotional Intelligence31
3Understanding the Intelligence Component of Emotional Intelligence81
4Emotions: Concepts and Research133
5Psychological Assessment and the Concept of Emotional Intelligence175
IIIndividual Differences in Emotion and Adaptation231
6The Biological Science of Emotional Intelligence233
7Cognitive Models of Emotion and Self-Regulation255
8Emotional Intelligence, Coping, and Adaptation283
9Personality, Emotion, and Adaption321
IIIApplications371
10The Clinical Psychological of Emotional Maladjustment373
11Development and Schooling of Emotional Intelligence419
12Emotional Intelligence, Work, and the Occupational Environment467
IVConclusion511
13The Science, the Myth, and the Future of Emotional Intelligence513
App. AA Review and Critique of Social Intelligence551
App. BA Review of Sundry Other Performance Measures of Emotional Intelligence563
App. CA Review of Sundry Other Self-Report Measures of Emotional Intelligence577
Notes587
References591
Index683

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