Today, you’re unlikely to perish from nostalgia, but in your great-grandparents’ time, people attributed some deaths to the sentiment. In the same vein, your great-grandparents probably never worried about their emotional intelligence, at least not in the sophisticated vocabulary of modern day. Now emotional intelligence is critical to well-being and an advantage in business. getAbstract suggests historian Tiffany Watt Smith’s assumption-challenging talk to people looking for an innovative way to heighten their emotional intelligence.
In this summary, you will learn
- How conceptions of an emotion can change across cultural contexts and time, and
- How to boost your emotional intelligence by understanding the history and culture of words.
About the Speaker
Historian Tiffany Watt Smith wrote The Book of Human Emotions. She is a research fellow at the Centre for the History of the Emotions, at Queen Mary University of London.
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