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Developing Your Emotional Intelligence - OLET1668

Year - 2020

Understanding and applying emotional intelligence are skills increasingly demanded by employers. The concept of emotional intelligence is an important skill for the modern workforce. In this OLE unit, you will investigate the current best practice theoretical models of emotional intelligence used in both research and business, including the component parts of each model and the similarities and differences among these models. These theoretical models underpin the tests that are used to measure individuals' emotional intelligence levels. In this unit, you will investigate the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical models and major tests of emotional intelligence. This will include critically evaluating major findings on emotional intelligence, and participating in practical demonstrations of how emotional intelligence is measured. This unit presents the evidence that emotional intelligence predicts major life outcomes such as job performance, school performance, health and wellbeing. In this unit, you will learn to apply these theoretical concepts and associated emotional, social and cognitive skills in practical exercises inclusive of personal reflections and a personal development plan. By completing this unit, you well develop a suite of theoretical and practical competencies that will enable you to apply emotional intelligence to your personal and professional life.

4 modules delivered online

3 x online quizzes (25% each, total 75%), written reflection (25%)

Assumed knowledge
This is an introductory level unit; no prior knowledge is required .


Faculty: Science

Intensive August

20 Jul 2020

Department/School: Psychology Academic Operations
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 07 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Carolyn MacCann
HECS Band: 1
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