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Emotional Intelligence Programs

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Melanie Rogers
Prof. Grimaldo
ENC 2135
June 29th, 2016
Should Emotional Intelligence Programs Be Applied to Every School?
“I’m definitely prone to cracking under pressure. A lot of stress makes me give up; I just can’t deal with it” confessed an 11th grade high school student cited in RULER. Similar to other students’ confessions, it reflected the need of emotional balance in their life. Emotions have an important effect on our decisions and behaviors (Ulutas et. al 1365). Mayer and Salovey, whom developed the concept of emotional intelligence to explain its importance, define emotional intelligence as “the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge and
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