Editorial: Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities

  title={Editorial: Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities},
  author={Pablo Fern{\'a}ndez-Berrocal and Purificaci{\'o}n Checa},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
A quarter-century after Peter Salovey and John Mayer introduced the concept of emotional intelligence (EI; Salovey and Mayer, 1990), it remains an important and growing research area. EI is usually analyzed from the perspective of the ability model or mixed models. The ability model focuses on an individual's mental abilities to apply information provided by emotions for the improvement of cognitive processing. Mixed models conceptualize EI as the combination of mental abilities, stable… 

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