Emotional Intelligence And Emotional Intelligence

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Over the past years, the notion of a unitary general intelligence has been controverted by some theorists and researchers. For example, Howard Gardner (1983, 1999) has indicated that there are multiple intelligences exist in human beings. The term ‘emotional intelligence’ has been first introduced into our vocabulary by Mayer and Salovey (1990) as the subset of social intelligence that involves 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. Daniel Goleman (1995) in his book Emotional Intelligence; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ criticizes the education system for that they dismiss everything from social to emotional knowledge and solely focus on teaching informational material to children at schools.…show more content…
There are many factors that can contribute to the level and intensity of emotional intelligence in children including peer and family interactions, environmental stressors, school, parental styles etc. However, the inefficacy of our educational system leaves this critical responsibility for a formation of such knowledge to the family (Goleman, 1995, 2006). Emotional knowledge begins in childhood and grows throughout life, with increased understanding of these emotional meanings. This research paper aims to reflect the correlation between the parenting styles and the emotional development in children and investigate whether alternative parental practices and family communication patterns might result in greater emotional competence in

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