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The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be 'different' and 'similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. This volume focuses on various contexts and applications of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Health and Psychological Adjustment Part 2: Social Behavior Part 3: Personality in the Workplace With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students.
Chapter 17: Emotional Intelligence: What It Is, How It Can Be Measured and Increased and Whether It Makes Us Successful and Happy
Emotional Intelligence: What It Is, How It Can Be Measured and Increased and Whether It Makes Us Successful and Happy
After Daniel Goleman's (1995) best-selling book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ was published, interest in EI surged and the construct became known beyond the boundaries of science. This led to a substantial body of research, but with it came a number of assumptions that were not always backed by scientific evidence, resulting in controversy and open questions. In this chapter, we will review the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI), ...