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A Critique of Emotional Intelligence (Book Review)

Bigger, Stephen (2007) A Critique of Emotional Intelligence (Book Review). Taylor and Francis, Journal of Beliefs & Values.


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A review of: A Critique of Emotional Intelligence. What Are the Problems and How Can They Be Fixed? edited by Kevin R Murphy, 2006.

This book written by psychologists describes the development of EI in the 1990s, and regards Goleman's work as a populist bandwagon. Chapters focus on the non-measurability of emotional intelligence, concluding that since it cannot be securely measured, it ought not to be described as an intelligence. It regards general intelligence (g) as the best predicter of potential, against Goleman's subtitle. Nevertheless, emotional maturity remains a not insignificant aspect of general personality.

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This is my version of a book review which is now published officially in the Journal of Beliefs and Values, Volume 28 (2)August 2007 pp221-232

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: emotional intelligence, management, personality, emotional literacy
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Stephen Bigger
Date Deposited: 04 May 2007 14:00
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:26

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