Emotional Intelligence Class

Emotional intelligence (EI) is defined as an ability to recognize and effectively manage emotions in ourselves and with others (Mayer, Caruso, & Saloovey, 2000). For leadership positions in particular, EI is considered a differentiating factor between typical and peak performers (Lopez-Zafra, Garcia-Retamero & Martos, 2012). But how do our social identities also impact our experiences? This class will include a special emphasis on exploring the foundations of social justice, how the complexities of social identity impact emotional intelligence, and leveraging this knowledge towards creating a more socially just community. Students who complete this course will have an increased self-awareness of the identities they hold and how that impacts self-management of personal emotions, acquire the tools to recognize,and be conscious of, group dynamics as it relates to social identity, and develop an understanding of how to best work within a diverse society.


  • David Shor, Ph. D.
  • Joe Holtgrieve, Ed. M.
  • Heather Browning, M.S.

PRDV 325 Emotional Intelligence 101
Class Time: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00p - 5:20p
Class Location: Shepard Hall (Room TBD)