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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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BUENO, José Maurício Haas  and  PRIMI, Ricardo. Emotional intelligence: a validity study of emotional perception ability. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2003, vol.16, n.2, pp. 279-291. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722003000200008.

This work investigated the validity and psychometric properties of an emotional perception scale in four types of stimuli: faces, music, designs and self-reports (stories), which is supposed to be related to emotional intelligence. These variables were correlated with personality traits (16PF), intelligence (BPR-5), and academic achievement in psychodiagnostic discipline. Participants were 76 undergraduates psychology students, aged between 21-50 years old and 8 lecturers who were supervising these students. The protocols of emotion perception were scored according to 3 methods: agreement with consensus, agreement with experts and agreement with the target. Although we have adopted the agreement with consensus to verify the correlations with other criteria some methodological problems of this scoring method for an intelligence test were discussed. Significant correlations of emotional perception with spatial reasoning and with achievement in psychodiagnosis course were obtained, but in the latter only with faces subtest.

Keywords : Intelligence; psychological assessment; personality.

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