Emotional intelligence, cognitive ability and information search in tactical decision-making
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Pers. Individ. Differ.
Emotional intelligence; Decision-making; Stress; Situational judgment; test; Information search; Negative feedback; Mood; VALIDITY; STRESS; HEALTH; Psychology, Social
Emotional intelligence (EI) may promote more effective decision-making under stress. In the present study, 167 participants completed a situation judgment test for EI, and performed a decision-making task based on an Antarctic rescue scenario. Participants were assigned to either a negative or neutral feedback group. Negative feedback significantly increased distress and impaired decision-making. EI failed to moderate the impacts of negative feedback, but higher EI was associated with greater information-search activity irrespective of feedback condition. It is concluded that ability EI may have a motivational component that may support more exhaustive analysis of both social and non-social stimuli. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Personality and Individual Differences
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