This chapter reviews current research investigating emotional intelligence, identifying key difficulties in current conceptualization, assessment, and application. It highlights the principal controversies in the field at present that differentiate some of the main perspectives on this construct. The chapter also introduces the key questions posed to each of the contributors. It discusses assertions that may be made with some degree of confidence; what are essentially sources of consensus concerning theories, models, and definitions of emotional intelligence. The chapter also discusses sources of controversy; those things for which there is less agreement regarding the theoretical status, conceptual underpinnings, and models of emotional intelligence.
|Title of host publication||The Science of Emotional Intelligence|
|Subtitle of host publication||Knowns and Unknowns|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - 22 Mar 2012|
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- Emotional intelligence
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (all)