Models of Emotional Intelligence



  • The first portion of this chapter will review several competing concepts of emotional intelligence. Some attention will be paid to what is meant by the terms emotion, intelligence, and emotional intelligence. A distinction will be drawn between models of emotional intelligence that focus on mental abilities and those that mix mental abilities with personality attributes such as persistence, zeal, and optimism. Measures of emotional intelligence will be examined in the chapter’s second section. Research work increasingly supports the existence of a mental-ability emotional intelligence that is some-what distinct from standard analytical intelligence. Research work on mixed models of emotional intelligence is more preliminary to date but shows some progress. In the discussion section, the authors address in greater detail the claims about what emotional intelligence may predict and discuss the opportunities, real and imagined, that exist more generally in the fields of intelligence and personality for studying an individual’s success. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
  • Authors

  • Mayer, John D.
  • Salovey, Peter
  • Caruso, David
  • Publication Date

  • 2000
  • Keywords

  • Basic Behavioral and Social Science
  • Behavioral and Social Science
  • Mental Health
  • Mind and Body
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10

  • 0-521-59371-9
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780511807947
  • Start Page

  • 396
  • End Page

  • 420