SOI-082 Emotional Intelligence

Instructor Oksana Tokarchuk
Modality In presence
Duration 12 hours
Period First semester

30.10 h17-19
13.11 h17-19
20.11 h17-19
27.11 h17-19
4.12 h19-21
11.12 h19-21

Course objectives

Emotional intelligence is our ability to recognize emotions in ourselves and others, to understand their effect, and to use that knowledge to guide our thoughts and behaviours.
Because emotionally intelligent people tend to get along better with others and be more empathetic and compassionate, they are likely to be more successful compared to their counterparts. This is one of the most requested soft skills.
The present course has an objective to introduce the idea of emotional intelligence, make participants aware of their own emotions and self-talk, that they generate and indicate the ways in which participants can develop their own emotional intelligence.

Content summary

The course will address the following topics:

  • What are emotions
  • How emotions are generated
  • The role of emotions in our lives
  • Emotional granularity
  • What is self-awareness and how to become more self-aware

Teaching methods

Brief frontal lectures, practical exercises, keeping diary of emotions and meditation


  • Lisa Feldman Barett (2017) “How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain”
  • Chade-Meng Tan (2012) “Search inside yourself: The unexpected path to achieving success, happiness (and world peace)”
  • Caruso and Salovey (2004) “The Emotionally Intelligent Manager: How to Develop and Use the Four Key Emotional Skills of Leadership”