What is emotional intelligence?

This chapter discusses: the general scope and origin of emotional intelligence; the development of the concept of emotional intelligence; a revised definition and conceptualization of emotional intelligence; the assessment of emotional intelligence; and applications of emotional intelligence in the schools and beyond.

Mayer, J. D., & Salovey, P. (1997). What is emotional intelligence? In P. Salovey & D. J. Sluyter (Eds.), Emotional development and emotional intelligence: Educational implications (pp. 3-34). New York: Harper Collins.