Emotional Intelligence and Social Interaction

@article{Lopes2004EmotionalIA,
  title={Emotional Intelligence and Social Interaction},
  author={Paulo Nuno Lopes and Marc A. Brackett and John B. Nezlek and Astrid Sch{\"u}tz and I. Sellin and Peter Salovey},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2004},
  volume={30},
  pages={1018 - 1034}
}
Two studies found positive relationships between the ability to manage emotions and the quality of social interactions, supporting the predictive and incremental validity of an ability measure of emotional intelligence, the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT). In a sample of 118 American college students (Study 1), higher scores on the managing emotions subscale of the MSCEIT were positively related to the quality of interactions with friends, evaluated separately by… 

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