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Title

Emotional intelligence

Abstract

This article presents a framework for emotional intelligence, a set of skills hypothesized to contribute to the accurate appraisal and expression of emotion in oneself and in others, the effective regulation of emotion in self and others, and the use of feelings to motivate, plan, and achieve in one's life. We start by reviewing the debate about the adaptive versus maladaptive qualities of emotion. We then explore the literature on intelligence, and especially social intelligence, to examine the place of emotion in traditional intelligence conceptions. A framework for integrating the research on emotion-related skills is then described. Next, we review the components of emotional intelligence. To conclude the review, the role of emotional intelligence in mental health is discussed and avenues for further investigation are suggested.

Department

Psychology

Publication Date

3-1-1990

Journal Title

Imagination, Cognition, and Personality

Publisher

Sage

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.2190/DUGG-P24E-52WK-6CDG

Document Type

Article

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