Author: Salovey, P.
A second-generation psychology of emotion
In this commentary, the authors discuss emotional intelligence and the affect infusion model (Forgas, 1995) as indicators of the current state of theorizing in the field of emotion, and argue that the strength of these models goes beyond their positive contributions to the understanding of emotion.
Sex differences in jealousy: Evolutionary mechanism or artifact of measurement?
Two studies are presented that challenge the evidentiary basis for the existence of evolved sex differences in jealousy. The results show that a sex difference in jealousy resulting from sexual versus emotional infidelity is observed only when judgments are recorded using a forced-choice response format.
The effects of social influence on perceptual and affective reactions to scenes of sexual violence
The study examined the effect of social influence ( discussion and modeling) on men’s and women’s perceptual and affective reaction to a sexually violent film scene.
Emotional intelligence and physical health
This chapter focuses on one set of individual differences relevant to emotion – emotional intelligence – and present some preliminary evidence for connections between it and health-relevant outcomes.
Emotional intelligence: What do we know?
This chapter describes recent advances in the scientific study of EI, setting the idea of EI in a historical context, including the research of the measurement of EI, especially as a set of abilities rather than as self-reported personality traits.