Emotional Intelligence

Presently there is no one definition of emotional intelligence (EI) that is universally accepted. Psychologists have approached EI from different vantage points. Some researchers see it as the interplay of cognitive ability with emotional knowledge and regulation and have utilized self-report measures to assess the construct (e.g., Reuven Bar-On, Daniel Goleman). Other researchers have viewed EI as a distinct intelligence and have measured it in the same way as traditional IQ (e.g., John Mayer, Peter Salovey, and David Caruso). EI is a term that has been defined and revised by theorists and researchers in the field of psychology. A useful definition has been proposed by Mayer and Salovey, who have noted that EI is the ability to perceive accurately; appraise and express emotions; access and/or ...

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