Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ - Study Guide Part Two: Chapter 6, The Master Aptitude Summary & Analysis

Daniel Goleman
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During an emotional hijacking, emotions interfere with 'working memory', the ability to take in and process information. In this state, people say they 'can't think straight'. A positive use of emotion is in self-motivation for high achievement, such as when an athlete maintains enthusiasm and persistence through years of rigorous training. Compare the overall academic success of Asian-Americans to other students. The superior achievement of Asian-Americans comes from sheer determination and effort more than from IQ.

Psychologist Walter Mischel devised a test called the marshmallow challenge in the 1960s. The test measures impulse control through delayed gratification. Four-year-old children are given a choice—have one marshmallow immediately or get two after a fifteen-minute wait. The same children were followed through high school. Mischel discovered that the children who were able to delay gratification and...

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