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Emotional Intelligence: Teachers’ Perspectives

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year has released a report on teaching emotional intelligence. Overall, they find research in this field persuasive. That is, these award-winning teachers think it likely that social/emotional intelligence can be taught, and



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Video Games and Empathy

Do violent video games reduce empathy? If people spend lots of time pretending to beat up and shoot pretend people, will this experience reduce their empathy for human suffering? Will it make them more likely to really beat up and



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Emotion: Cognition’s Rudder

We are not rational beings. In fact, many aspects of our cognition are inherently emotional. When one’s emotional well-being suffers, so does her cognition. Because of the inseparable nature of emotion and cognition, the way we feel has a profound



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The Misleading Headline of the Week…and What to Do About It

Scientific American Mind has entitled this brief piece “Too Much Emotional Intelligence is a Bad Thing.” Given the content of the article — and common sense — a more accurate title would be “In very particular circumstances, the ability to read



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