A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence


Emotional intelligence (EI) is a relatively new arrival in the field of individual differences. The term first appeared in Leuner (1966), Greenspan (1989), and in a dissertation by Payne (1986). The field was launched by Goleman's (1995) book, which was influenced by an earlier theoretical article by Salovey and Mayer (1990). This work also drew on earlier literature, in particular that on social intelligence (e.g. Marlowe, 1986; Thorndike, 1920) and Gardner's (1983) multiple intelligence theory. The intense interest in EI outside academic psychology, sparked by Goleman (1995), together with the relatively sparse empirical research findings then available, led to claims in the popular media for outcomes of EI not substantiated by research findings. More recently, empirical EI research has expanded, allowing popular ...

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