An application of belief-importance theory with reference to trait emotional intelligence, mood, and somatic complaints.

@article{Petrides2011AnAO,
  title={An application of belief-importance theory with reference to trait emotional intelligence, mood, and somatic complaints.},
  author={K. V. Petrides},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={161-7}
}
This article describes the basic principles of belief-importance (belimp) theory and tests them in two empirical studies. Belimp theory hypothesizes that personality traits confer a propensity to perceive convergences and divergences between our belief that we can attain goals and the importance that we place on these goals. Belief and importance are conceptualized as two coordinates, together defining the belimp plane. Four distinct quadrants can be identified within the belimp plane (Hubris… CONTINUE READING

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