Emotional Intelligence 101

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Emotional Intelligence 101

SKU# 9780826105653

Author: Gerald Matthews PhD, Moshe Zeidner PhD, Richard D. Roberts PhD


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As the first science-based introduction to the topic, this latest addition to The Psych 101 Series discusses one of the most pivotal new psychological concepts of the twenty-first century: emotional intelligence (EI).

Concise yet comprehensive, it provides a critical but balanced account of this new research area, emphasizing what psychologists can learn from the emerging science of EI and how it may help treat mental illness and delinquency, among other issues. An appropriate text for students and practitioners alike, it presents an even-handed appraisal of EI programs, focusing on both their potential and their limitations.

Key Features:
  • Discusses how EI can improve student learning and enhance key work skills such as communication and teamwork
  • Covers key research issues, including methods for measuring EI, its overlap with conventional ability and personality traits, and the validity of testing for EI
  • Reviews applied studies and the contribution that research on EI may make to address real-world personal and societal problems
  • Examines the main conceptual, measurement, and research issues identified in various lines of research, most conducted within the last ten years

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 14, 2011
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826105653
  • EISBN 9780826105660

About The Author(s) 

Gerald Matthews

Gerald Matthews, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches courses on human performance, human factors, performance and information processing, and stress and cognition. Professor Matthews' main area of research interest is applying cognitive science models to human factors, individual differences, and stress, as well as the assessment and psychophysiology of personality and mood. More specifically, he is interested in personality and mood effects on attention and performance, stress and fatigue effects on performance, and the relationship between emotion and attentional processing. He has also researched the application of cognitive models of stress to individual differences in appraisal, coping, and stress outcomes. He is an associate editor of the journal Personality and Individual Differences and a consulting editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. He is currently Secretary-Treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences.

Moshe Zeidner

Moshe Zeidner, PhD, is Professor of Human Development and Educational Psychology and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Emotions at the University of Haifa, Israel,. His research focuses on personality, the assessment of stress and emotion, coping with traumatic events, and emotional intelligence. Professor Zeidner received a Lifelong Achievement Award in July 2003 from the Society of Stress and Anxiety Research. His most recent book, Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth, was accorded an Honorable Mention by the American Academic Publishing Society (2003).Professor Zeidner is a consulting editor for the Journal of Educational Psychology; Personality and Individual Differences; Stress, Anxiety, and Coping; Psychology in the Schools; and Emotion. Professor Zeidner has co-authored or co-edited ten books and has authored or co-authored over two hundred articles and book's chapters published in the scientific literature.

Richard D. Roberts

Richard D. Roberts, PhD is a Principal Research Scientist in the Center for New Constructs in the Educational Testing Service's R&D Division, Princeton, NJ. A former National Research Council Fellow, he was also a Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia from 1998 to 2003. His main areas of specialization are assessment and individual differences. He has published around 120 peer-review articles or invited book chapters on these topics in diverse sub-disciplines (including, education, psychology, military science, and wind engineering), and received significant grants and awards (from foundations, the military, and several governments). The editor of four books, with a fifth on the way, he has also coauthored two previous books with the current research team, Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth and What We Know About Emotional Intelligence: How it Affects Learning, Work, Relationships, and Our Mental Health.

Table of Contents 


Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Emotional Intelligence as a Personality Trait

Chapter 3 Emotional Intelligence as a New Form of Cognitive Ability

Chapter 4 Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life

Chapter 5 Training Emotional Intelligence in Applied Settings

Chapter 6 Emotional Disorders: Pathology of Emotional Intelligence?

Chapter 7 Conclusions



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