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Emotional Intelligence, Emotions and Decision Making

Sandra Cavero, Public University of Navarre
Cristina Madorran, Public University of Navarre


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SANDRA CAVERO, Public University of Navarre
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CRISTINA MADORRAN, Public University of Navarre
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This study is focused on the analysis of a series of elements which might favor people’s capacities to set objectives in areas in which they are personally invested in making right decisions. The capacity to set objectives is one of the main variables to assess management skills found in the academic literature. Our empirical findings reveal that even though the level of emotional intelligence and the frame of mind of participants have an important effect on this capacity, the activation of the neuronal circuits strongly linked to creativity and insightful problem solving, by means of some simple exercises based on recent discoveries in the neuroscience field, results in significant improvements in individuals’ capacity to generate appropriate objectives.

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This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts focused on research where economic outcomes are the product of many individual decisions, constrained by scarcity, and equilibrium forces that simultaneously shape a person's social networks and the institutionally defined rules of the game. Decisions are made by computations in the brain which produce action-choices that directly affect the homeostatic wellbeing of the individual and choices that indirectly change wellbeing by changing an individual's future constraints, the scope of their social networks, and their message sending rights within the institutions they participate. Neuroeconomics broadly speaking is interested in the study of these computations and the resulting choices they produce. This includes experiments that attempt to understand the mechanisms of neuronal computations that produce action-choices, theories which predict how neuronal computations in socio-economic environments produce decisions, outcomes and wellbeing, and policy which use our understanding of neuoroeconomic behavior to either build or defend better solutions to societal problems.

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P. READ MONTAGUE
Professor, Baylor University - Department of Neuroscience

VERNON L. SMITH
Professor of Economics and Law, Chapman University - Economic Science Institute, Chapman University School of Law