Emotional intelligence and aggression in foreign studies

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Abstract

In recent years the number of researches studying aggression in the context of emotional intelligence has increased, however, the problem of the relationship between the level of aggression and the level of development of specific emotional intelligence components is still poorly studied. The purpose of this article is to give an overview of foreign studies focused on aggression and its connection with emotional intelligence and its components. The article considers studies demonstrating the relationship between the General level of aggression, physical and verbal aggression, overt and relational aggression, anger and hostility and emotional intelligence. The article presents the results of studies showing the specific role of emotional intelligence and its components in reducing the level of aggressive behavior, and the ability of emotional intelligence to be a predictor of aggressive behavior. A better understanding of these psychological processes will help to develop and implement more effective programs for the prevention of aggressive behavior.

General Information

Keywords: physical aggression, verbal aggression, overt aggression, relational aggression, anger, hostility, emotional intelligence, components of emotional intelligence, adolescence

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2019080303

For citation: Kochetova Y.A., Klimakova M.V. Emotional intelligence and aggression in foreign studies [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2019. Vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 29–36. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2019080303. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Yuliya A. Kochetova, PhD in Psychology, Professor, Chair of Scientific Basis of Extreme Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9853-569X, e-mail: kochetovayua@mgppu.ru

Mariya V. Klimakova, Lecturer, Chair of Developmental Psychology Named after L.F. Obukhova, Faculty of Psychology of Education, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2048-3105, e-mail: klimakovamv@mgppu.ru

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