Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth

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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.

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"...[A]n essential tool for any serious student of emotional intelligence." AaronBen-Ze'ev TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences

"An excellent sourcebook that provides a wonderful introduction to emotional intelligence." Meredith Hanson, D.S.W. Psychiatric Services

"[A}n essential tool for any serious student of emotional intelligence." AaronBen-Ze'ev TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences

Meredith Hanson
An excellent sourcebook that provides a wonderful introduction to emotional intelligence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262632966
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: Bradford Books Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Matthews is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati.

Moshe Zeidner is Professor of Educational Psychology and Human Development at the University of Haifa.

Richard D. Roberts is Principal Research Scientist at the Center for New Constructs, Educational Testing Service.

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Table of Contents

I Conceptualizations and Measurement 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Toward a Science of Emotional Intelligence 31
3 Understanding the Intelligence Component of Emotional Intelligence 81
4 Emotions: Concepts and Research 133
5 Psychological Assessment and the Concept of Emotional Intelligence 175
II Individual Differences in Emotion and Adaptation 231
6 The Biological Science of Emotional Intelligence 233
7 Cognitive Models of Emotion and Self-Regulation 255
8 Emotional Intelligence, Coping, and Adaptation 283
9 Personality, Emotion, and Adaption 321
III Applications 371
10 The Clinical Psychological of Emotional Maladjustment 373
11 Development and Schooling of Emotional Intelligence 419
12 Emotional Intelligence, Work, and the Occupational Environment 467
IV Conclusion 511
13 The Science, the Myth, and the Future of Emotional Intelligence 513
App. A A Review and Critique of Social Intelligence 551
App. B A Review of Sundry Other Performance Measures of Emotional Intelligence 563
App. C A Review of Sundry Other Self-Report Measures of Emotional Intelligence 577
Notes 587
References 591
Index 683
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