Definition of Emotional Intelligence in Psychology

Emotional intelligence in studies of psychologyIn most modern societies, as well as in many  psychology studies   value of the individual is often “measured” with his IQ. If we consider the relationship between intelligence quotient and acquired qualifications, workplace, etc., sooner or later we will realize that there is huge disproportion between the so-called “academic” or “rational” individual intelligence and its realization through concrete life situations.

How and why is it possible that individuals often with very high intelligence quotient fail to achieve their goals in life? This question is often imposed in various researches of psychologists as well as it’s often mentioned and analyzed at colleges with psychology degree classes. But, exactly at these individuals is observed that they have problems in communication with other people, do not empathize with others, are  intolerant, sarcastic, etc. Therefore, to understand the individual and his (lack of) success is necessary to introduce another criterion called “Emotional Intelligence” which is often neglected, but has a huge role in the life of every individual. Continue reading

The Concept of Intelligence in Psychology

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While studying psychology, you will learn that intelligence has caused significant interest to most psychologists.  There is no universal definition of intelligence; there is much debate about what is actually meant by this term. Is intelligence a general ability or is it several independent systems? Is it a characteristic of the brain, behavior, or is it both? Intelligence is primarily a term in Psychology that generally refers to mental abilities, problem solving skills, abstract thoughts, etc. This capability is expressed in many aspects of the human life. Intelligence is comprised of various mental processes which include: memory, learning, perception, decision making, thinking and understanding.

According to the early researches of the American psychologist L.L. Thurston, intellectual ability can be reduced to 7 factors, which he called primary mental abilities. All of them were of great importance in solving complex intellectual tasks. Every factor is indicated by a single letter of the alphabet:

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The Importance of Developmental Psychology

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Developmental psychology is one of the most taught subjects while learning psychology online or on campus. It studies human’s psychological changes from conception to death and is divided into four components:

  • - Pediatric Psychology
  • - Psychology of adolescence
  • - Psychology of adulthood and
  • - Gerontopsychology

School childhood development is very complex, comprehensive and  unique process, which can be divided into three broad aspects:

  • - Physical development
  • - Cognitive development and
  • - Psychosocial development

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