What are emotions?
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an emotion is “a conscious mental reaction subjectively experienced as a strong feeling [that is] usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioural changes in the body”. An emotion is a state of feeling. It is widely recognized that emotions have different components, which each serve a specific purpose.
What is emotional intelligence?
“the ability to perceive accurately, appraise, and express emotion; the ability to access and/or generate feeling when they facilitate thought; the ability to understand emotion and emotional knowledge; and the ability to regulate emotions to promote emotional and intellectual growth”.
What does it mean to become an emotion scientist?
How do I become an emotion scientist?
Marc Brackett and his team of research scientists at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence amalgamated over twenty years of research in psychology, education, and neuroscience to create a framework for teaching emotional intelligence skills to children, parents, teachers, and business leaders alike.
This framework identifies five of the most important emotional intelligence skills and is summarized by the acronym RULER.
What are emotions good for?
Why is Emotional Intelligence Important?
Where can I learn more?
What will students learn?
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to…
- Identify ideas, beliefs, and misconceptions that get in the way of feeling emotions
- Understand and clearly describe the functions of emotions and their importance in everyday life
- Give themselves and others the permission to feel
- Build awareness of their own and other’s feelings
- Contribute to the development of an Emotional Intelligence Charter and commit to its execution
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