Intelligence and Sensory Sensitivity as Predictors of Emotion Recognition Ability

Schlegel, Katja; Witmer, Joëlle S.; Rammsayer, Thomas H. (2017). Intelligence and Sensory Sensitivity as Predictors of Emotion Recognition Ability. Journal of Intelligence, 5(4), p. 35. MDPI 10.3390/jintelligence5040035

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The ability to recognize emotions from nonverbal cues (emotion recognition ability, ERA) is a core component of emotional intelligence, which has recently been conceptualized as a second-stratum factor of intelligence (MacCann et al., 2014). However, only few studies have empirically investigated the link between ERA, intelligence, and other mental abilities. The present study examined the associations between ERA, fluid intelligence, and sensory sensitivity in a sample of 214 participants. Results showed that both fluid intelligence and sensory sensitivity explained unique portions of variance in ERA. These findings suggest that future studies on ERA should include intelligence measures to assess the incremental validity of ERA above and beyond intelligence.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Personality Psychology, Differential Psychology and Diagnostics

UniBE Contributor:

Schlegel, Katja; Witmer, Joëlle and Rammsayer, Thomas

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

2079-3200

Publisher:

MDPI

Language:

English

Submitter:

Katja Schlegel

Date Deposited:

24 Apr 2018 17:43

Last Modified:

25 Oct 2019 17:22

Publisher DOI:

10.3390/jintelligence5040035

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.109976

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109976

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