Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
Emotional Quotient: The Science Behind It
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A presentation on the science behind developing a theory of emotional intelligence as proposed by Daniel Goleman

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  • While IQ is largely a genetic given, we can change our EQ and control our destiny
  • After achieving physiological and safety needs we look for fulfillment of emotional needs
  • Most of our Self Esteem needs are derived from others rather than oneself
  • Fears that prevent people from deriving their esteem through the self
  • According to Maslow after you achieve self esteem needs, you move towards self actualization
  • EQ as the basis of creating a moral society
  • Emotions were fashioned by evolution to face odds of survival
  • Our emotions served their evolutionary purpose for the past 50,000 generations of humans but not kept pace with the recent rapid growth of civilization
  • How the emotions which evolved during the earlier age helped us in survival
  • With the coming of agriculture our odds of survival increased but our emotions remained the same
  • Let’s look at how in an evolutionary way emotions ensured the survival of our species
  • The evolutionary role of anger in ensuring survival
  • The evolutionary role of sadness in ensuring survival and growth. Sadness is not necessarily a negative emotion
  • The evolutionary role of sadness in ensuring survival and growth. Sadness is not necessarily a negative emotion
  • We have two thoughts for every situation. One governed by the emotional mind and the other by the rational mind.
  • Feelings at certain moments overcome thought
  • How the brain evolved from bottom up with the lower centres developing before the higher centres
  • The Reptilian Brain – Ensures basic life processes and cannot think and learn but has pre-programmed responses
  • Description of limbic brain as seat of emotions – basic learning and memory also
  • The limbic brain with its added capacity of learning and memory made animals much smarter and increased their odds of survival
  • Neocortex increases from mammals to humans and the range of choices we can make increases with the interconnections in the neocortex
  • The more complex the social system gets, the more the neocortex evolves to provide greater flexibility
  • The neocortex allowed for the mother-child bond
  • The neocortex allowed for the mother-child bond
  • Only in humans – there is a gap between response and stimuli where we don’t act from impulse. What happens when this fails to happen?
  • In a neural hijack, the limbic brain usurps control and does not give the neocortex the time to act
  • Case of a man whose amygdala was removed
  • Amygdala takes control during an emergency
  • Brain structure shows why amygdala can take control over the brain
  • The amygdala is basically a mind of its own and can react independently of the neocortex
  • Though the response of the amygdala is fast it can execute its actions just with a rough signal as a warning
  • The amygdala actually makes us respond to present situations with stored emotional memories of the past which are triggered with rough signals
  • The memories of the amygdala are formed during childhood when neocortex is not very developed so response becomes more imprecise
  • Since amygdala matures before neocortex it has emotional memories for which we do not have any articulated thoughts
  • The amygdala is inhibited by the neocortex which gives a more analytic response to a situation
  • Working of the neocortex
  • Neocortex is slower in response and therefore more judicious in its response
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