Sluggish. That word describes the pace of instruction and training concerning emotional intelligence in American law schools. This post, another installment in the Beyond the Blue Book series* on Psycholawlogy, briefly discusses some significant points in the history of legal education and emotional intelligence, provides a current perspective, and closes by offering some simple […]
This post reviews a new book, New York Bar Picture Book: A Visual Study Guide for the New York Bar Exam, by Wela Quan. Her great book provides an interesting, delightful look at a special type of hand drawn notes – doodles – used by its author to study, prepare, take, and pass the New […]
Members of the legal academy and their students, legal leaders, and others who train and seek to develop lawyers should take note. Empathy plays a critical role in the health and well-being of law students and lawyers and in the experience of clients. The practice of empathic communication acknowledges and honors emotions and feelings in […]
Why should leaders of legal and other professional service organizations use emotional intelligence training to promote meaningfulness? A simple “It works” answers that important, relevant question. This post discusses highlights from a recent case study which provides empirical evidence that emotional intelligence training promotes learning about meaningfulness.
Scholars have documented many features of it which […]
We all have beliefs about our essential human characteristics. These beliefs, known as implicit theories, about things like intelligence and emotions guide our behavior. Some of us believe that we cannot change our essential attributes. Others, however, believe that with planning and effort, we can over time change intelligence or emotions and achieve positive outcomes.
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