Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is medically recognized as a mental and emotional condition in which a person experiences intense feelings of depression, discontent and indifference to the world around them?

2. In a study by psychologist Martin Seligman, salesmen who were optimists sold how much more insurance in their first two years on the job than did pessimists?

3. What percentage or more of an emotional message is communicated non-verbally?

4. What release is a crucial component of the fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system?

5. At what age can children separate their own feelings from the feelings of others, according to the author in Part Two: Chapter 7, “The Roots of Empathy”?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the purposes of emotions? How have they helped human survival, according to the author in Part One: Chapter 1, “What Are Emotions For?”

2. What does Howard Gardner suggest regarding EI in Part Two: Chapter 3, “When Smart Is Dumb”?

3. What are the purposes of the left and right pre-frontal lobes in the brain?

4. Psychologists Lizabeth Roemer and Thomas Borkovecresearched worry and recommend two steps to reverse the worry habit. How are these described in Part Two: Chapter 5, “Passion's Slaves”?

5. Psychologist John Mayer, of the University of New Hampshire, names three styles of handling one's emotions. How are these described in Part Two: Chapter 4, “Know Thyself”?

6. What discovery did Walter Mischel make through his experiments in the 1960s?

7. What five categories of emotional intelligence are described in Part Two: Chapter 3, “When Smart Is Dumb”? Who names these categories?

8. What tests do children take in Project Spectrum?

9. How does researcher Paul Ekman describe his three “display rules” for emotions in Part Two: Chapter 8, “The Social Arts”?

10. What study of C. R. Snyder’s is described in Part Two: Chapter 6, “The Master Aptitude”? What did his results indicate?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the work of Walter Mischel and the marshmallow experiment. When did these experiments take place? Over how much time were the subjects studied? What results did Mischel find?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the work of Joseph LeDoux and Dr. Antonio Damasio. What is the specialization of each of these individuals? What discoveries did each make regarding the amygdala? How does Dr. Damasio describe the process of the amygdala in an emotional hijacking?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss work of Robert Ader. What impact did Ader’s discovery about the immune system have on the scientific community? What did the resulting experiments show? How can one learn skills to manipulate emotion and health?

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