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A Critique of Emotional Intelligence (Book Review)

By Stephen Bigger

Abstract

A review of: A Critique of Emotional Intelligence. What Are the Problems and How Can They Be Fixed? edited by Kevin R Murphy, 2006.\ud \ud This book written by psychologists describes the development of EI in the 1990s, and regards Goleman's work as a populist bandwagon. Chapters focus on the non-measurability of emotional intelligence, concluding that since it cannot be securely measured, it ought not to be described as an intelligence. It regards general intelligence (g) as the best predicter of potential, against Goleman's subtitle. Nevertheless, emotional maturity remains a not insignificant aspect of general personality

Topics: LB, HV, BF
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.eprints.org:63

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