Emotional Intelligence

What is the meaning of “emotional intelligence”?

“Emotional intelligence is the innate potential to feel, use, communicate, recognize, remember, learn from, manage and understand emotions.” The concept of emotional intelligence is a relatively new subject matter. It appears to have originated in 1985 and has taken on impetus because of the concept of multiple intelligence, and dissatisfaction with only one measure of intelligence. Unfortunately there is not consensus on the meaning but for our purposes the above definition suffices.


The Grand Illusion, by Victor S. Johnston (summary)
Emotions play a central role in regulating the creative processes of learning and reasoning. (link)


The People, Yes, by Carl Sandburg (excerpt)


Evolutionary Psychology
Summaries of readings for a course at Loyola Marymount University by Dr. Michael E. Mills (link)