[xmca] Emotional Intelligence

From: Louise Hawkins <l.hawkins who-is-at cqu.edu.au>
Date: Tue Feb 05 2008 - 15:35:07 PST

 A plea for assistance:

A collegue of mine is undertaking her masters on Emotional Intelligence.
She is looking for an EI test that she can use to consider how EI
affects Academic success.

The principle test is the MSCEIT, which will cost her $1500(AUS). Her
supervisor believes that she can find something equivalent that will not
cost that much. Does anyone know of an equivalent test? Or whether she
can get hold of the MSCEIT without paying all that money....

Thank you in advance for any assistance


Louise Hawkins

Lecturer - School of Management & Information Systems
Faculty Business & Informatics
Building 19/Room 3.38
Rockhampton Campus
Central Queensland University
Ph: +617 4923 2768
Fax: +617 4930 9729
-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Blunden [mailto:ablunden@mira.net]
Sent: Wednesday, 6 February 2008 09:13 AM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: Re: [xmca] ego, self, etc.

Intriguing. A couple of things about this that arise from my recent

(1) Valsiner refers to Vygotsky's method of
but so far as I can see all he means by this is that Vygotsky critically
appropriated the work of other writers. This is to me a novel use of a
very odd turn of phrase. "Thesis-antithesis-synthesis" is something of
course that Hegel never spoke of and was invented and attributed to him
by a German populariser after Hegel's death. Marx for example ridiculed
Proudhon for use of this crass formula. Where did LSV get this idea
from? Valsiner refers to LSV's "well-established Hegelianism".

(2) In "The Psychology of Art" Vygotsky quotes Plekhanov's idea of
Romantic art, but what is quoted is from Hegel, and it is sufficiently
idiosyncratic so that either Plekhanov either simply mentioned Hegel's
idea or copied it as his own, or LSV got mixed up about his source.

Perhaps Vygotsky was an admirer of Hegel from an early age, but not
necessarily a fully-fledged Hegel scholar? As I have said elsewhere, the
similarity between much of LSV's work and Hegel's ideas is remarkable to
say the least, and your observation is the first I have heard of
evidence that LSV actually read Hegel, rather than receiving his ideas
It would be interesting to know more. But perhaps the historical details
of Vygotsky's knowledge of Hegel's writing is less important than the
actual correspondences.

At 09:45 AM 5/02/2008 -0500, you wrote:
>I'd like to lean more about this too. Regarding Vygotsky specifically,
>all I have to hand is Yaroshevsky's biography, in which we're told that

>while still in school when he started a debating society "Hegel became
>his idol in philosophy; under Hegel's impact, he attempted to apply the

>general schema of thesis-antithesis-synthesis to explanations of the
>course of historical events" (p. 34).
>On 2/4/08 4:41 PM, "Andy Blunden" <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
> > I would be interested to hear from anyone who knows about the
> > reception of Hegel in Russia.
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  Andy Blunden : http://home.mira.net/~andy/ tel (H) +61 3 9380 9435,
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