Emotional intelligence and giftedness in foreign studies



Currently, the number of studies devoted to the investigation of emotional intelligence in the context of giftedness is increasing. The problem of emotional intelligence of gifted people is significant for determining the directions of psychological assistance in the practical work of a psychologist with this category of students, as well as for identifying significant factors that must be taken into account when building psychotherapeutic and consulting work with gifted people. The purpose of the article is to review foreign studies concerning the level of the development of emotional intelligence of gifted people, the link of emotional intelligence of gifted people with the emotional and personal spheres. The article considers the studies that investigate the interplay of emotional intelligence of gifted people with self-esteem, self-actualization, creativity. The article reviews the results of studies concerning the role of emotional intelligence in the use of coping strategies and decision-making strategies. The correlation of emotional intelligence of gifted students with academic adaptation is also analyzed. Taking into account the identified relationships will help to develop and implement more effective programs of psychological and pedagogical support for gifted people.

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Keywords: giftedness, emotional intelligence, academic achievement, stress, self-concept, self-esteem

Journal rubric: General Psychology

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2021100405

Received: 20.09.2021


For citation: Kochetova Y.A., Klimakova M.V. Emotional intelligence and giftedness in foreign studies [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2021. Vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 55–63. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2021100405. (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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