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Steve's personal comments about this part of the site:

I have not been updating this page much. I have become disillusioned with the academic work in the field of emotional intelligence. More

January, 2005

June 2012 - Added a few more book titles.

Specifically Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence tests

List of work by John Mayer, Peter Salovey and David Caruso

Notes from Emotional intelligence by Salovey, P. & Mayer, J.D. (1990). In Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 9, 185-211.

Notes from . Emotional development and emotional intelligence: Educational implications. Salovey, P., & Sluyter, D. J. (1997)New York: Basic Books.

Notes from Models of emotional intelligence by Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D. R. (2000). In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.). Handbook of Human Intelligence (2nd ed), pp 396-420. New York: Cambridge.

Notes from Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D., & Salovey, P. (2000) Emotional intelligence meets traditional standards for an intelligence. Intelligence, 27, pp 267-298.

Full text of above article

Notes from: Emotional Intelligence as Zeitgeist, as Personality, and as a Mental Ability, by Mayer, Salovey and Caruso, Chapter in in R. Bar-On & J.D.A. Parker (Eds). The Handbook of Emotional Intelligence

Notes from Selecting a Measure of Emotional Intelligence: The Case for Ability Scales, by J.D. Mayer, D. Caruso, P. Salovey. "Second Submission" Version: January 11, 2000 Chapter in: R. Bar-On, & J. D. A. Parker (Eds.). The Handbook of Emotional Intelligence.

Reference list from above article

Abstract from Wayne Payne's 1985 dissertation which seems to be the first interesting academic uses of the term "emotional intelligence."

Educational Policy on Emotional Intelligence: Does It Make Sense? By J.D. Mayer and Casey D. Cobb, in Educational Psychology Review, 12, No. 2, 2000 pp 163-183

November 2003 -- Article by Catherine Daus and Neal Ashkanasy criticizing the Goleman and Bar-On Model of EI,

Aritcles from 2004

Measuring Emotional Intelligence with the MSCEIT V2.0; My critique of this article

Comments by Reuvon Bar-On regarding the definition of and testing for EI

Miscellaneous reference list 1

Miscellaneous reference list 2

Related Sites

EMONET - Academic researchers, students etc. in field of emotions and organizations.

Albert Mehrabian (link broken)


Organizational Behavior

Emotional Labor, by C. Brotheridge, R. Lee

Emotion Work and Feeling Rules, by Arlie Hochschild



Notes from Salovey, P., & Sluyter, D. J. (1997). Emotional development and emotional intelligence: Educational implications. New York: Basic Books.

Work of Marion Hyson



Alternative Psychology

Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov (see my notes on his book "The Feeling Child")

Thomas Szasz - Critic of psychiatry, pharmaceuticals

http://www.orgonelab.org/index.htm - based on the work of Wilhelm Reich who died in a US prison because of his controversial beliefs and research



Ideas for Research


A few more books

Critique of Emotional Intelligence: What Are the Problems And How Can They Be Fixed? Amazon page Kevin R. Murphy
Applying Emotional Intelligence: A Practitioner's Guide Amazon page Joseph Ciarocchi, John D. Mayer
Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life, Second Edition Amazon page Joseph Ciarocchi, John D. Mayer



I think many of the university professors who are doing the research have missed the point. I think they can't see why emotional intelligence is really important to humanity. I also believe they don't fully understand how a abusive environment can affect someone's emotional responses later in life. I used to read all their articles and try to translate them to more simple English so others around the world could get some practical value from them, but now I find this is too hard to do. It takes too much time. They write in what I call Phidish, the language of PhD's. They don't write for the average person. Some professors are also making money as consultants and some of these same professors have shown me little interest or no in helping prevent teen suicide, a topic which is very close to my heart after the many years I have volunteered my services. Many professors are also simply too insulated from direct work and contact with children. Most also stay one place and don't have the cross-cultural and wide range of experience I have gained myself through traveling and many kinds of work with people of all levels in society. I have lost a lot of faith in the academic world. I suggest that f you want to help people, or learn something useful for your own life, read my note to psych. students.

One update I do have is this page on a recent article about the MSCEIT test and my comments about it

January, 2005