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Astrid Schütz & Selda Koydemir

In: The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences: Volume III: Applications of Personality and Individual Differences

Chapter 17: Emotional Intelligence: What It Is, How It Can Be Measured and Increased and Whether It Makes Us Successful and Happy

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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
Astrid Schütz Selda Koydemir

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), ...

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