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Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Five Key Skills for Raising Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Five Key Skills for Raising Emotional Intelligence
What is emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Emotional intelligence impacts many different aspects of your daily life, such as the way you behave and the way you interact with others. If you have high emotional intelligence you are able to recognize your own emotional state and the emotional states of others, and engage with people in a way that draws them to you. You can use this understanding of emotions to relate better to other people, form healthier relationships, achieve greater success at work, and lead a more fulfilling life. Emotional intelligence consists of four attributes: Self-awareness – You recognize your own emotions and how they affect your thoughts and behavior, know your strengths and weaknesses, and have self-confidence. Emotional intelligence affects: Next step... Related:  Emotions & Learning

ABC | My Life as a Playlist About THE PROJECT My Life as a Playlist (“MLAP Website”) is a new collaboration between the ABC and the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (“The Centre”). The MLAP Website focuses on our own lives and is an entertaining, interactive experience that allows audiences to choose their personal playlists for key moments such as weddings, birthdays, and funerals as well as love and heartbreak. In other words, put together a soundtrack to their lives. The Centre intends to use the data gathered as a research tool for their study into music and emotions since pre-modern times. Please note that the use of the data on this website is for academic research purposes only, and will form the basis of a larger study by the Centre. Users can go onto the site and look around, browse through playlists, fill out quizzes and listen to 30 seconds per song without having to register or give out any information. University of Western Australia Professor Jane Davidson

Dossier : les émotions au cœur du cerveau Les émotions ont longtemps été les laissées-pour-compte du domaine des neurosciences cognitives. Elles étaient considérées comme trop périlleuses à étudier du fait de leur caractère éminemment subjectif, ne se prêtant pas à une approche expérimentale en laboratoire, par opposition au noble domaine de recherche que constituait l'étude de la « raison ». En outre, la recherche sur les bases cérébrales des émotions a pâti de la conception cartésienne, dualiste, selon laquelle le cerveau est le siège de « l'esprit » et le corps celui des émotions, le premier étant le propre de l'homme, tandis que les émotions seraient communes à tous les mammifères. C'est presque fortuitement que l'étude scientifique des bases neuronales des émotions chez l'homme a vu le jour. Le cerveau émotionnel Pour pouvoir identifier les bases neuronales des réactions émotionnelles, il est nécessaire de les disséquer en opérations mentales élémentaires. Pour étudier les...

Emotional Intelligence Quotes - Quotes About Emotional Intelligence What do researchers and psychologists have to say about emotional intelligence? Psychologists have proposed a variety of definitions, discussed the potential benefits, and offered critical analysis of differing theoretical models. The following quotes are just a sampling of what has been written on the topic of emotional intelligence. Defining Emotional Intelligence David Caruso: “It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of heart over head -- it is the unique intersection of both.” The Importance of Emotional Intelligence John Gottman: "In the last decade or so, science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives. Criticisms of Emotional Intelligence Research The Future of Emotional Intelligence Beasley, K. (1987) “The Emotional Quotient.” “Emotional What? Eysenck, H. (2000). Mayer, J.D.

Fear Fear:Definition "Fear is the emotional response to the perception of an alternating loss of control and regaining of control. By 'control' I mean any conscious act of mind and body. The alternation between control and lack of it must occur in varying degrees of intensity and inconsistent periods of time. This alternation insures an element of surprise and keeps the perceiver off balance emotionally so that he cannot construct a set of mental expectations and thereby reimpose control" [David R. Saliba, A Psychology of Fear: The Nightmare Formula of Edgar Allan Poe (Lantham, MD: University Press of America, 1980), p. 5]. Fear: Psychology and Mechanics [Excerpt from David R. In a biological sense fear is related to death. Biologically fear is a warning signal that death, injury or destruction is imminent, and it is designed to cause the perceiver to avoid the dangerous situation. There are two basic kinds of fear stimuli. Fear is an intense form of anxiety. Fear: Physiology Fear: Neurobiology

Emotions and Learning – Part 1 | Welcome to Learning This is the first in a series posts on emotions, and in particular on the way that emotions affect our learning. This post will first define what emotions are and then look at how chemicals are used in the processing of emotions. Future posts will examine areas of the brain associated with emotions and how to develop emotional intelligence through awareness. What are emotions? Happiness by Altingfest Emotions play a large part in our lives, yet are a difficult concept to define. From a psychological perspective, there are three components to emotion. From a personal perspective, the quote below is a nice expression of the value of positive emotions: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. Helen Keller From a learning perspective, a positive emotional response creates a commitment to learn, which in turn causes us to focuses our attention on the object of learning leading to learning and remembering. How are emotions processed? Peptides Resources by

Creating Fear" The process of creating fear takes place in the brain and is entirely unconscious. There are two paths involved in the fear response: The low road is quick and messy, while the high road takes more time and delivers a more precise interpretation of events. Both processes are happening simultaneously. The idea behind the low road is "take no chances." If the front door to your home is suddenly knocking against the frame, it could be the wind. The door knocking against the door frame is the stimulus. The high road is much more thoughtful. When your eyes and ears sense the sound and motion of the door, they relay this information to the thalamus. The sensory data regarding the door -- the stimulus -- is following both paths at the same time. Regardless of which path we're talking about, all roads lead to the hypothalamus.

Emotions and Learning – Part 2 | Welcome to Learning A student’s pain by Jenh The previous post on Emotions and Learning looked at the chemicals involved in emotional responses. This post looks at the functioning of the actual brain structures that lead to the production of these chemicals. First we look at the two main systems involved in regulating emotional responses. Then we explore how our knowledge of these systems can increase our learning potential. Brain structures that regulate emotions There are two tightly connected brain systems that regulate the processing of our emotions. Limbic System Limbic system surrounded by cerebral cortex The limbic system focuses primarily on our survival, emotional, and nurturing needs. Sense messages that are picked up through our 5 senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell) are sent directly to the brain stem and from there to the limbic system. The limbic system then sends this message to the cerebral cortex with its emotional tone. Cerebral Cortex References: Key points & significance: by

Emotional Intelligence Test For decades, a lot of emphasis has been put on certain aspects of intelligence such as logical reasoning, math skills, spatial skills, understanding analogies, verbal skills etc. Researchers were puzzled by the fact that while IQ could predict to a significant degree academic performance and, to some degree, professional and personal success, there was something missing in the equation. Some of those with fabulous IQ scores were doing poorly in life; one could say that they were wasting their potential by thinking, behaving and communicating in a way that hindered their chances to succeed. One of the major missing parts in the success equation is emotional intelligence, a concept made popular by the groundbreaking book by Daniel Goleman, which is based on years of research by numerous scientists such as Peter Salovey, John Meyer, Howard Gardner, Robert Sternberg and Jack Block, just to name a few. Read every statement carefully and indicate which option applies best to you.

Developing Emotional Awareness: Recognizing & Harnessing Your Emotions We often hear from people who feel overwhelmed by stress, family, work and relationship problems, health challenges, and painful emotions. They’ve tried many approaches to help themselves feel better, but they just can’t seem to follow through, or what they’ve done hasn't helped them enough. If this sounds familiar, you know that it’s all too easy to become discouraged when you’re stuck. The problem is not willpower—all the willpower in the world won’t matter if you can’t manage stress or keep your emotions in balance. The good news: you can learn these important emotional skills, no matter your age or the obstacles you face. Skill building, like any learning, takes time and effort.

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