Emotional intelligence and social interaction: foreign studies



The article considers the current state of the problem of emotional intelligence as one of the key competencies with increasing relevance. Approaches of foreign authors to the structure and diagnostics of emotional intelligence are presented. Particular attention is paid to the influence exerted by emotional intelligence and its components on the types of social interaction. The results of studies of its connection with prosocial and deviant behavior are analyzed. The mediators of this connection are given. Directions are offered for further study of emotional intelligence in the context of its connection with aggression and manipulation in interaction with others. Attention is drawn to the gender characteristics of emotional intelligence in behavior. Attention is paid to the development of emotional intelligence. It is concluded that when the emotional intelligence of a subject develops, its personality traits should be taken into account in order to prevent its realization in deviant and delinquent behavior

General Information

Keywords: emotional intelligence, management of emotions, prosocial behavior, deviant behavior, bullying, cyberbullying, delinquent behavior

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2018070205

For citation: Bochkova M.N., Meshkova N.V. Emotional intelligence and social interaction: foreign studies [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 49–59. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2018070205. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Margarita N. Bochkova, MA in Psychology, Psychologist, Independent Researcher, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1374-2498, e-mail: boschkova.m84@gmail.com

Natalia V. Meshkova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Chair of Theoretical Foundations of Social Psychology, Faculty of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3965-9382, e-mail: nmeshkova@yandex.ru



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