Special Issue "Advances in Socio-Emotional Ability Research"
A special issue of Journal of Intelligence (ISSN 2079-3200).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: emotional abilities; interpersonal accuracy; nonverbal behavior; negotiation; intelligence; emotional competence training; job performance; assessment
Abilities related to the perception, processing, usage, and regulation of emotional information are considered important predictors of interpersonal effectiveness across many life domains. They are typically measured with performance-based tests and are largely distinct from self-reported personality traits.
In recent years, there has been substantial progress in our understanding of socio-emotional abilities. Researchers have advanced the theoretical framework underlying emotional abilities (e.g., by distinguishing between fluid and crystallized emotional intelligence). New constructs have been proposed (e.g., emotion information processing, emotional attention regulation, and emotion differentiation). New tests have been developed to cover emotional abilities in a more comprehensive, ecologically valid way (e.g., by including multiple sensory modalities to measure emotion recognition ability). Additionally, researchers are expanding their measures and concepts to include social information more broadly—see, for instance, “interpersonal accuracy” (the ability to read others’ states and traits) or “hot intelligences” (abilities involving information regarding social characteristics, personality, and emotions).
This Special Issue has several aims. The first goal is to link these new developments, concepts, and measures by examining their association and interplay with general mental ability or intelligence and its facets. We want to better understand the cognitive bases that socio-emotional abilities and measures draw on, such as mental speed, sensory discrimination, and attention. A second goal is to examine how socio-emotional abilities are interrelated in order to advance theoretical development in the field. Finally, a third goal of this Special Issue is to assess the incremental predictive validity of socio-emotional abilities beyond individual differences in intelligence in order to estimate their unique contribution to life outcomes.
Under this broad theme, we invite empirical submissions that address one or more of the following topics:
- Socio-emotional abilities and their relation to intelligence and/or individual differences in basic cognitive processes;
- Interrelations among socio-emotional abilities;
- New methodologies to measure socio-emotional abilities, including new performance-based tasks or scoring approaches;
- Identification of new socio-emotional abilities;
- Predictive validity of socio-emotional abilities.
Dr. Katja Schlegel
Dr. Sally Olderbak
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