What ideas or phrases come to mind when you hear the term intelligence? Prior to the current emphasis on emotional and social intelligence, individuals tended to associate intelligence with one measurement: intelligence quotient or the IQ. While the IQ focuses on intellectual abilities, emotional intelligence focuses on an individual’s awareness of his or her feelings and the feelings of others, and social intelligence focuses on an individual’s interpersonal skills (Zastrow& Kirst-Ashman, 2016, pp. 506-509).
To prepare for this Discussion, read “Working With People With Disabilities: The Case of Andres” on pages 28–31 in Social Work Case Studies: Foundation Year. Consider what you have learned about social and emotional intelligence in this week’s resources as well as what you learn about the person and environment as it relates to young and middle adulthood.
By Day 3
Post a Discussion that includes the following:
- An explanation of how social and emotional intelligence are related to cultural factors
- An explanation about how you, as a social worker, might apply the concepts of emotional and/or social intelligence to the case of Andres
- An explanation of how social workers, in general, might apply social and emotional intelligence to social work practice. (Include a specific example in the explanation.)
Emotional intelligence (EI) is one’s capacity to regulate own and other’s feeling while social intelligence (SI) the one’s propensity to socially interact with others as well as the environment (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2016). Emotional and social intelligence is considered related to cultural factors in that individuals with a high score in either or both EI and SI are those with better jobs and are economically thriving. Cultural aspects and individuals in minority groups have a high possibility of scoring low on SI and EI measuring tests and as such, research has deduced that such tests are highly discriminatory (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2016).
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