F801 Fall 2019 Exploring Emotional Intelligence
Tuesdays, 9:40–11:05, Oct. 1–Oct. 22
Instructor: Eduardo S. Rodela
What is the formula for success as a spouse, parent, and friend? To answer this question, come explore five major areas and 15 sub-areas of emotional intelligence (EQ): self-perception (emotional self-awareness, self-regard, and self-actualization); self-expression (emotional expression, independence, and assertiveness); interpersonal relationships (relationships, empathy, and social responsibility); decision-making (impulse control, reality testing, and problem-solving); and stress management (flexibility, stress tolerance, and optimism). Differences between IQ and EQ will be discussed. Course participants are invited to share their impressions and experiences with emotions and to engage in lively conversation about emotional intelligence.
Eduardo Rodela earned a PhD from the University of Michigan in organizational behavior, a graduate degree in social work, and is an adjunct professor, School of Health and Human Service, Social Work Department at George Mason University. His interests include resilience at work and home and feedback as a source for behavior change.