A critical comparative analysis of current emotional intelligence models: towards a generic model and related assessment methodology
This critical comparative study set out to examine existing research in the Emotional Intelligrnce (EI) field, drawing on research from psychology, sociology, medicine, industry, education, and neuroscience, in particular, to explore whether empirical research can point towards a new, generic, model that can serve all these sectors and more. To be successful it will also need a related assessment methodology that can withstand the major arguments within the extant research.
The primary questions central to the research are:
Can a generic framework of abilities be developed that can be widely accepted as a reliable measure of emotional intelligence (EQ) in the same way that general intelligence is measured (IQ)?
To what extent can a single assessment methodology reliably assess adults against such a model?
Experiments in somaesthetic art and the psychology of multisensory perception . What are the implications of artists using galleries as perceptual laboratories or tools for exploring somaesthetic experience?
Through this interdisciplinary practice-based research, working closely with scientists, I plan to recreate a range of perceptual multi-sensory illusions. These will include somatic illusions of body ownership, [of body parts hands the face and tongue for example] as well as location and motion of the body in space. I hope to gain important insights from these experiments, which will inform a series of new artworks.