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FEELINGS

(Affect)

Emotional intelligence (otherwise known as emotional quotient or EQ) is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict

THOUGHTS

(Cognition)

Cognitive psychology is a branch of psychology that investigates internal mental processes such as problem solving, memory, and language. The school of thought arising from this approach is known as cognitivism, which is interested in how people mentally represent information processing.

BEHAVIORS

Behaviorist Perspective. ... Behaviorism is concerned with how environmental factors (called stimuli) affect observable behavior (called the response). The behaviorist approach proposes two main processes whereby people learn from their environment: namely classical conditioning and operant conditioning.

Major Perspectives in 

Modern Psychology

We use affect, behavior, and cognition to help us successfully interact with others.

Social cognition refers to our thoughts about and interpretations of ourselves and other people. Over time, we develop schemas and attitudes to help us better understand and more successfully interact with others.


Affect refers to the feelings that we experience as part of life and includes both moods and emotions.


Social behavior is influenced by principles of reciprocal altruism and social exchange.