Category Archives: Sensory Acuity

Self-esteem and connecting with our own bodies

As promised this week I will be commenting on an article in Scientific American Mind that has relevance to the issue of low self-esteem. Before going into the details let me first make a few observations about self-esteem and body … Continue reading

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Facial Expressions of Emotion

Last week I began to write about recognising emotions in others, this week I will focus specifically on facial expressions. In developing his theories on evaluating truthfulness and credibility, Paul Ekman, in common with many others concentrated on a set … Continue reading

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Perceiving Emotions in Others

This week I’ll be discussing our ability to perceive emotions in others and how it might be possible to improve this ability. The MSCEIT psychometric measures this aspect of emotional intelligence using two types of assessment. The first involves judging what … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence

Over the next few weeks I will be writing about emotional intelligence.  This topic has been popularised by the many books of Daniel Goleman bringing the term into every day use. This topic was an important component on my masters … Continue reading

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