Topic: Emotional Intelligence
1. Personality, emotional intelligence and decision-making
Both personality and emotional intelligence (EI) would be expected to be related to individual differences in decision-making. For example, the personality traits linked to the behavioural approach system (BAS) and behavioural inhibition (BIS) systems have been found to be related to choices made in gambling tasks ( Kim & Lee, 2011). EI could impinge on decision-making by a number of mechanisms, including better prediction of post-decision emotions (Dunn et al., 2007). In this project the associations of personality and EI with decision-making will be examined using straightforward choice tasks (e.g. choosing between two gambles with different risk levels and payoffs) which can be implemented in an internet survey.
Dunn, E. W., Brackett, M. A., Ashton-James, C., Schneiderman, E., & Salovey, P. (2007). On emotionally intelligent time travel: Individual differences in affective forecasting ability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 85-93.
Kim, D., & Lee, J. (2011). Effects of the BAS and BIS on decision-making in a gambling task. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1131-1135.
a. Aim, research, results, further implications
b. 500-750 words
b. Aim of investigation
c. What we already know
d. ‘The missing gap’
III. Current Literature (10x)
a. What is emotional intelligence?
i. Its importance on a global and health aspect
b. Assess the current validity of emotional intelligence
i. Discuss human abilities – reason, thought, etc.
c. Measurement tools
i. What currently exists for measuring emotional intelligence?
ii. What’s missing and how it could be bettered
iii. Relevance in measurement – benefits
d. Health care
i. Administration towards competency
ii. Emotional intelligence in management skills
iii. The interpersonal skills involved and how training is carried out
e. What we know now about the role of emotional intelligence
i. Leadership – ‘feelings’ playing a central role in leadership process
ii. How are these SUSTAINED?
iii. Are the traits common across leaders, managers, supervisors, etc.
iv. Awareness and teaching
1. How can it be replicated?
2. Innate or taught?
IV. Analysis of theory
a. Measuring emotional intelligence
i. Observations drawn in
ii. Its unit of measure – if so, how?
iii. Intelligence behind emotional intelligence
1. Education versus clinical
b. Current models of emotional intelligence
i. Personality types that predict success
1. True or false
ii. Mayor-Salovey Model
c. Developing EI
i. Implications that lead to the research and development
ii. Environment, resilience, adversity, and protective behaviors