Emotional Intelligence for Open Educational Resources (OER) Advocacy

Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Emotional intelligence can be defined as being able to perceive, understand, and manage one’s emotions, as well as have an awareness of and empathy for the emotions of others. The OERI has invited Dr. Selena Kohel. a professor of psychology at Cottey College, to present a conceptual model of emotional intelligence and related tools that OER advocates may find helpful in building relationships and leading your local OER efforts.


Free/make a donation versions of two emotional intelligence tests:

·       The Schutte Self Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT)

·       Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue)

Emotional Intelligence Activities (primarily managing emotions; the first four are common; the next three I use often when I teach, especially Psychological Perspectives on Mental Health; the next is a resource created by psychology teaching colleagues; the last are instructions for the semester long/semester-end project for the Emotional Intelligence class that I teach):

·       Progressive Muscle Relaxation

o   e.g., https://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/Progressive_Muscle_Relaxation.pdf

·       Systematic Desensitization

o   e.g., https://home.csulb.edu/~tstevens/Desensit.htm (this site provides a thorough overview)

o   e.g., https://www.isu.edu/media/libraries/student-success/acad/Systematic-Desensitization-of-Test-Panic.pdf

·       Body Scan

o   e.g., https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/body_scan_meditation

o   e.g., https://mbsrtraining.com/mindfulness-body-scan-by-jon-kabat-zinn/

·       Eating Meditation

o   e.g., https://www.va.gov/WHOLEHEALTHLIBRARY/docs/Script-Mindful-Eating.pdf

o   e.g., https://mbsrtraining.com/mindfulness-exercises-by-jon-kabat-zinn/mindfully-eating-a-raisin-script/

·       Coping with Stress Exercise (attached)

·       Coping with Anxiety Exercise (attached)

·       Coping with Depression Exercise (attached)

·       A Guide to Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning in the College Classroom: Busting Anxiety, Boosting Ability (attached)

·       Emotional Intelligence Development Plan Instructions (attached)

Managing Emotions Recommended Books (these contain a plethora of activities that individuals can choose from and can do on their own; they are written by those who created the theories that underlie them and are evidence-based theories):

·       Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders by David A. Clark and Aaron T. Beck (Appendices to Chapters 5-12): 

o   https://www.terapia-cognitiva.mx/pdf_files/2Semestre/teoria-y-tratamiento-transtornos-ansiedad/recursos/%5BDavid_A._Clark_Phd,_Aaron_T._Beck_MD%5D_Cognitive_T(BookFi.org).pdf

·       DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets by Marsha M. Linehan: 

o  https://static1.squarespace.com/static/577d2ce937c58194f7d39816/t/60c7e92fa3583448b8c6fa19/1623714139969/dbt_skills_training_handouts_and_worksheets_-_linehan_marsha_srg_.pdf