Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

  • Aruna Chakraborty
  • Amit Konar
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 234)


This chapter provides an introduction to emotional intelligence. It attempts to define emotion from different perspectives, and explores possible causes and varieties. Typical characteristics of emotion, such as great intensity, instability, partial perspectives and brevity are outlined next. The evolution of emotion arousal through four primitive phases such as cognition, evaluation, motivation and feeling is briefly introduced. The latter part of the chapter emphasizes the relationship between emotion and rational reasoning. The biological basis of emotion and the cognitive model of its self-regulation are discussed at the end of the chapter.


Facial Expression Conditioned Stimulus Unconditioned Stimulus Emotional Intelligence Human Emotion 
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  • Aruna Chakraborty
    • Amit Konar

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