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The Ability Model of Emotional Intelligence

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ARTICLES: Looking for academic information on emotional intelligence? This is a terrific on-line source for articles on the ability model of EI.

RESOURCES: See this link for alternatives to the use of the MSCEIT in your research program.


Psychologists John (Jack) Mayer, Ph.D. of the University of New Hampshire and Peter Salovey, Ph.D. of Yale University published two academic papers on emotional intelligence in 1990. Salovey and Mayer defined emotional intelligence as the: "Ability to monitor one's own and other's feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one's thinking and actions." (1990).

In 1997, they updated this approach with the four-branch model:  Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth. - Mayer & Salovey, 1997

It is the ability model of emotional intelligence that is the focus of this web site.


Want EI training? Looking for EI certification?  In my opinion, this is the best, most rigorous, useful and intellectually honest training in EI you can get.


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The MSCEIT is a unique, ability-based assessment.  We are a MSCEIT distributor, and provide turn-key assessment and feedback services.

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EI in Schools

Emotions are data - signals about ourselves and our relationships. By recognizing, understanding and validating the importance of our emotions and feelings, we can assist students on multiple levels. Assisting teachers in creating a positive environment for learning, and better managing their own emotions, will help to enhance students' experiences and those of teachers.

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Our group has published dozens of chapters, empirical articles, review articles, and books on EI (and other topics). Read a few samples here.

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