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Intelligence, Social

  • By: Ronald E. Riggio & Diana Thorne
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Social intelligence was first defined by the psychologist Edward L. Thorndike in 1920 as the ability to think and act wisely in social situations, and to understand and manage people. In a general sense, social intelligence can be viewed as intelligence ...

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