Ch 1: Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

About This Chapter

The Introduction to Emotional Intelligence chapter of this Emotional Intelligence: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master an introduction to emotional intelligence. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of emotional intelligence.

Who's It For:

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering basic information about emotional intelligence will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about emotional intelligence. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding emotional intelligence
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn basic facts about emotional intelligence
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Introduction to Emotional Intelligence chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Introduction to Emotional Intelligence chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about emotional intelligence. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an introductory unit of an emotional intelligence course. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding and categorizing emotions
  • Theories of emotion and emotional contagion
  • Cognitive, social and emotional development
  • Defining emotional intelligence

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival

1. Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival

When railroad worker Phineas Gage's brain was injured in 1848, his emotions completely changed. Find out what parts of the brain affect your emotional intelligence and what made Phineas go from happy-go-lucky guy to crabby curmudgeon.

Theories of Emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Two-Factor & Facial Feedback Hypothesis

2. Theories of Emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Two-Factor & Facial Feedback Hypothesis

Have you ever wondered how your emotions are related to your physical reactions? Does your heart beat fast because you're excited, or are you excited because your heart is beating fast? Psychologists have taken a turn at figuring out how our physiological reactions are connected to emotions. Take a look at this lesson for more on the most important theories of emotion.

Categories of Emotion: 6 Basic Emotions, Oppositional Pairs & Biology

3. Categories of Emotion: 6 Basic Emotions, Oppositional Pairs & Biology

Have you ever wondered why you can react to danger before you even really realize it's there? Or why you can recognize an expression of happiness on someone's face, no matter where the person is from? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this lesson about the different types of emotions and how the brain processes them.

What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

4. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Emotional Contagion: Definition & Theory

5. Emotional Contagion: Definition & Theory

Ever wonder why you're happier around happy people and annoyed around annoyed people? There is a phenomenon called emotional contagion that explains this! Find out more in this lesson.

Circumplex Model of Emotion

6. Circumplex Model of Emotion

In this lesson, we define the word circumplex and explain the Circumplex Model of Emotion. This model is also well known as the Circumplex Model of Affect. We will identify why it's meant to be more predictive and clearer than linear models in terms of defining emotions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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