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VIDEO: Emotional Intelligence: From Theory to Everyday Practice | Models of Emotional Intelligence

Emotions matter.

What we do with our emotions is especially important.

When perceived accurately and regulated effectively, emotions help us to focus on important tasks, make effective decisions, enjoy healthy relationships, and manage life’s ups and downs.

In this presentation from  Yale Presidential Inauguration Symposia, Professor Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, will describe the theory of emotional intelligence developed at Yale under President Salovey’s direction and share his decades of research on the relationship between emotional intelligence and important life outcomes.

He also will discuss “RULER” the Center’s evidence-based approach to teaching emotional intelligence in school systems, which has been shown to increase academic performance, decrease bullying, and enhance school climates. Finally, he’ll discuss how creating emotionally intelligent communities can help us to build a more happy, healthy, productive, and compassionate society.

redbuttModels of Emotional Intelligence
Multiple models of emotional intelligence have been suggested, and all have some degree of validity. The one by Goleman, known as the “mixed” model, has 5 major components: self-awareness, self-regulation, social skill, empathy, and motivation.

Self-awareness is simply the process of being aware of our emotional response to a situation. It seems counter-intuitive at first, but the simple act of stating, for example, “this situation is making me upset, and I can feel my heart beating quickly,” can be enough to start down the road toward self-improvement.
Self-regulation is the process by which we consciously turn an instinctive emotional response into some sort of lesser response or no response at all.
Social skill is just what the words imply: conscious focused energy and efforts on managing relationships.
Empathy is making a deliberate effort to take other people’s emotions into account.
Finally, motivation is the ability to propel ourselves toward a specific goal.

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