Socio-Emotional Intelligence: Background, Meaning and Understanding

  • Camila Devis-Rozental


This chapter is divided in three parts. The first part explores the notion of intelligence and how it has been categorised throughout the years, accounting for culture and context. The second explores emotional intelligence and social intelligence, taking into account relevant theories and schools of thought. A rationale for their integration and the development of the term socio-emotional intelligence are presented, based on their intrinsic relationship. The third part focuses on the knowledge and understanding of scholars regarding socio-emotional intelligence. It provides examples in which scholars talk about it, evidencing that although they understand it and see it in others, there is a lack of self-awareness of their own socio-emotional intelligence. It is based on this premise that the consequent chapters have been developed.


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  • Camila Devis-Rozental
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  1. 1.Bournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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