Toward Emotional Competences

Af: Francisco Pons, Marie-France Daniel, Louise Lafortune, Pierre-André Doudin, and Ottavia Albanese (eds.)



This book provides an overview of novel and significant research on emotional competences from psychological, clinical and pedagogical points of view. Emotional competences have emerged as one of the main factors of psychological functioning and development and of individual differences in this functioning and development. They can be defined as the abilities to (1) experience, (2) recognize, (3) express, (4) control the expression of, (5) regulate the experience of and (6) understand emotions. The book is divided into 10 chapters, and each one explores at least one of these six emotional competences. With this book, the reader will achieve an up-to-date and extensive understanding of emotional competences, their natures, developments, causes, consequences and possibilities for improvement.

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