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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many facets of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment. Covers psychometric measurement of personality.

Measuring Emotional Intelligence as a Mental Ability in Adults and Children
Measuring emotional intelligence as a mental ability in adults and children

Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the capacity to both reason about emotion and use emotion to enhance thinking and problem solving. This capacity is developed through skills in four domains having to do with perceiving, using, understanding, and managing emotions (Mayer and Salovey, 1997; Salovey and Mayer, 1990). This conceptualization of EI, known as the ability model, is distinct from popularized conceptualizations of the construct that emerged in the mid-1990s. In this chapter, we describe EI assessments which are based on Mayer and Salovey's (1997) model of EI, the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT), for adults (Mayer et al., 2002a), and the youth version, ...

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