Development of Emotional Intelligence: Review of Studies



The article provides an overview of the 1999-2020 studies on the development of emotional intelligence, carried out using the databases of scientific citation Scopus and Web of Science. Publications for analysis were selected on the basis of the recommendations of PRISMA-2009. Fifty-eight articles, combined in six areas of research, were selected for detailed analysis. The review revealed the conditions for the development of emotional intelligence, considered methods, technologies, means of emotional intelligence development, topical directions of emotional intelligence development in children of preschool and school ages, students, as well as professionals of various professions.

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Keywords: emotional intelligence, development of emotional intelligence, research review

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Isaeva O.M., Savinova S.Y. Development of Emotional Intelligence: Review of Studies [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2021. Vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 105–116. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2021100211. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Oksana M. Isaeva, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology Department, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Svetlana Y. Savinova, PhD in Education, Associate Professor, Department of Organization Psychology, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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