Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence

Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence
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24 episodes in this series

Episode 1 What Is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?
Learn about the relatively recent emergence of emotional intelligence as a unique field of inquiry and the three leading theories used to describe and understand EQ. With your emotion journal,…
Episode 2 Measuring EQ
Measuring your IQ is straightforward, and the standardization of scores on the overall test and subtests are well established. But quantifying your EQ is a much newer and more complex…
Episode 3 Exploring Emotions
Although you've experienced emotions every day of your life, learning to manage them requires an understanding of how emotions are generated. Learn about the steps in this process and resulting…
Episode 4 Embodied Emotions
Do your emotions affect your physical body or do changes in your physical body cause your emotions? Learn which parts of your central and peripheral nervous systems contribute to the…
Episode 5 Emotional Impacts
You probably already realize that your EQ affects your most intimate relationships - your ability to choose appropriate partners and develop long-term satisfying and productive relationships. But the impact of…
Episode 6 Perceiving and Expressing Emotions
When speaking to someone in person, you pick up clues as to that individual's emotional state from the words used, the tone of voice, posture, and facial expressions. But what…
Episode 7 Understanding Emotions
What are the primary emotions and their associated thoughts and behaviors - emotions found across all cultures, languages, and income and educational levels? Learn how to perceive and correctly identify…
Episode 8 Managing Your Emotions
All of us have felt at times that our emotions were in charge and we were just helplessly along for the ride. Maybe we've hyper-reacted from a place of anger…
Episode 9 Managing Others' Emotions
As the famous joke goes, no one has ever become calm because another person ordered them to "Calm down!" But are there real ways we can influence another person's emotions…
Episode 10 The Development of EQ
Research has shown that while genetic makeup does play a role in our EQ, it also is significantly impacted by how we were parented and socialized as a young child.…
Episode 11 Emotional Intelligence Training
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is now taught in more than 30,000 schools across the U.S. because research has revealed a close relationship between emotions and learning. However, "a close relationship" is…
Episode 12 Social Intelligence
We've all been in certain social situations we wish we could just forget: that awkward first date, the floundering job interview, the performance review that took us completely by surprise.…
Episode 13 Intimacy and EQ
The quality of your baby-caregiver relationship does affect your EQ skills and later relationships. But regardless of previous attachment styles, EQ training can teach you how to successfully express and…
Episode 14 Interpersonal Conflict
We are all aware that conflict exists between individuals or distinct social groups that see each other as "different." Conflict is part of life, and groups of people are always…
Episode 15 EQ in the Workplace
EQ skills can have a positive impact in any group of people working together toward a common goal. In addition to helping personal interaction among workplace teams, EQ skills have…
Episode 16 Occupational Stress and Burnout
Since 1995, work stress in the U.S. has increased 300 percent, with the most significant issues being depersonalization and disconnection. In many cases the use of EQ skills such as…
Episode 17 Leadership and EQ
While companies spent $31 billion on leadership-training programs in just one recent year, more than 60 percent of respondents to the Global Human Capital Survey reported that such programs yielded…
Episode 18 Workplace Culture
Being aware of EQ skills in all aspects of workplace culture can lead to greater workforce engagement with employees who feel seen, heard, and valued. But actively managing workforce culture…
Episode 19 Stress Management
Learn about the nervous and hormonal systems that cause our physiological responses to stress, and how they are related to chronic disease. Research shows that improving our EQ skills can…
Episode 20 Emotion Regulation Disorders
Heightened emotional experience - a common characteristic of anxiety and depression - could potentially be helped by EQ skills. Learn how Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the relatively new Emotion Regulation…
Episode 21 Behavior Change and EQ
If you've ever tried to change a significant behavior - quit smoking, lose weight, be more patient with your co-workers - you know how very difficult it can be. But…
Episode 22 Chronic Disease and EQ
Medical professionals have long known that a patient's emotions play a key role in accepting and managing a diagnosis of chronic disease. But recent research reveals additional relationships between EQ…
Episode 23 Emotional Intelligence in Health Care
Have you ever left a medical appointment feeling angry, frustrated, or even insulted? Whether it was the content of the meeting or the personalities involved that caused your frustration, you…
Episode 24 The Future of Emotional Intelligence
Does technology help or hurt our EQ? On the one hand, we all know the difficulty of accurately perceiving emotions when communicating by email, text, or other electronic platforms. But…

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Managing Your Emotions
All of us have felt at times that our emotions were in charge and we were just helplessly along for the ride. Maybe we've hyper-reacted from a place of anger and fear. Or we've made poor decisions while riding a wave of euphoria. It doesn't have to be that way.…
What Is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?
Learn about the relatively recent emergence of emotional intelligence as a unique field of inquiry and the three leading theories used to describe and understand EQ. With your emotion journal, you'll start building your EQ Skills Tracker, a running library of what you learn in this course about your own…
Emotional Impacts
You probably already realize that your EQ affects your most intimate relationships - your ability to choose appropriate partners and develop long-term satisfying and productive relationships. But the impact of your EQ doesn't stop there. Learn how your emotions affect every aspect of your life, including your professional and social…
Emotional Intelligence Training
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is now taught in more than 30,000 schools across the U.S. because research has revealed a close relationship between emotions and learning. However, "a close relationship" is not the same as cause and effect. Explore several of the most popular SEL programs and their goals and strengths…
Emotional Intelligence in Health Care
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The Future of Emotional Intelligence
Does technology help or hurt our EQ? On the one hand, we all know the difficulty of accurately perceiving emotions when communicating by email, text, or other electronic platforms. But surprising advances in facial recognition, physiological response monitoring, and other software offer exciting and helpful futuristic options in the quest…
Measuring EQ
Measuring your IQ is straightforward, and the standardization of scores on the overall test and subtests are well established. But quantifying your EQ is a much newer and more complex endeavor. How can you measure your EQ and what will those results really tell you? Learn about the four most…
Exploring Emotions
Although you've experienced emotions every day of your life, learning to manage them requires an understanding of how emotions are generated. Learn about the steps in this process and resulting feedback cycles as described in the Modal Model of Emotions. Does this model explain your "good" and "bad" emotions? You'll…
Embodied Emotions
Do your emotions affect your physical body or do changes in your physical body cause your emotions? Learn which parts of your central and peripheral nervous systems contribute to the experiences we recognize as emotions. But if we really want to improve our EQ, we must also look at our…
Perceiving and Expressing Emotions
When speaking to someone in person, you pick up clues as to that individual's emotional state from the words used, the tone of voice, posture, and facial expressions. But what about self-perception? How good are you at perceiving and identifying your own emotions? Learn the EQ skills that can help…
Understanding Emotions
What are the primary emotions and their associated thoughts and behaviors - emotions found across all cultures, languages, and income and educational levels? Learn how to perceive and correctly identify emotions and their triggers, and to explore the complex relationships between emotions we classify as positive and negative.
Managing Others' Emotions
As the famous joke goes, no one has ever become calm because another person ordered them to "Calm down!" But are there real ways we can influence another person's emotions and consequent behaviors? Although we can never access anyone else's cognition, the EQ skills we use in our communication and…