About this Research Topic
When new information arises into one specific area of knowledge, the work of the scientists is to investigate the relation between this new information and other established concepts. In this sense, EI could be considered as a new framework to explain human behavior. As a young concept in Psychology to elucidate the performance in the activities of everyday life,
Over the past two decades, studies of EI have tried to delimitate how EI is linked to other competences. A vast number of studies have reported a relation between EI and a large list of competencies such as academic and work success, life satisfaction, attendee to emotions, assertiveness, emotional expression, emotional-based decision making, impulsive control, stress management, among others. Moreover, recent researches have shown that EI plays an important role in the prediction of behavior besides personality and cognitive factors.
Until quite recently, the studies on EI have not been given more consideration to determinate how individual differences in EI interact with cognitive abilities. In this Research Topic we considered studies which main objective was not only examiningthe direct relation between EI and cognitive abilities, but also assessing the interaction between EI and cognitive abilities such as impulsive control, decisionmaking, attention, and cooperation in different contexts(schools, universities, hospitals, companies, etc). Our goal is to provide an extensive review that may give light to better understand how individual differences in EI affect human behavior. The general issue of this Research Topic is to expose the role of individual differences on EI in the development of a large number of competencies that support a more efficient performance in people´s everyday life.
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