Identify personal Emotional Intelligence

Topic 2: Social Learning Theory: How Close Is Too Close


1. Identify personal Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

2. Explain social pressures and how they influence behavior.

3. Describe intimate, personal, and social space.

4. Recognize “cause and effect” relationships that contribute to problems in social settings.

Topic Material:

Lecture Note1. PSY-100 Lecture 2

Read Lecture 2.

PSY-100 Lecture 2

Electronic Resource1. Topic 2 Optional Readings

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PSY100.T2OptionalReadings.docx 2. Topic 2 Required Readings

Utilize the attached document to complete assignments and discussion questions for this topic.

PSY100.T2RequiredReadings.docx 3. Initial Course Survey

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Website1. Health and Human Potential Website

Complete “Test Your EQ,” located on the Institute for Health and Human Potential website for your Topic 2 assignment Emotional Intelligence Paper 

Additional Material1. Emotional Intelligence Paper

Use the “Emotional Intelligence Paper” resource to complete the assignment.


Gradable Items Details Points Possible

Assignments Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Paper

Complete “Management Stress Assessment” located on the McGraw-Hill website (

Compose a GCU style paper (750-1,000 words), describing your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) findings. Being aware of what emotional responses look like and its importance when interacting in social settings.

Compare and contrast your EQ to someone you interact with.

Please include three to four references from the readings and videos this week to support your ideas. Use appropriate citation and referencing.

Address the following in your paper:

1. How can we be “in check” with our emotions?  What are some consequences of not being “in check” with our emotions? What are some strategies for managing our emotions?  How do we ensure that our emotional state is appropriate when interacting with our family, friends, significant others, and peers?

2. Compare and contrast your EQ results to someone you interact with? How does this impact your relationship with that individual?

Refer to the Topic 2 readings to assist in completing this assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the Student Success Center for directions.

Discussion Questions Topic 2 DQ 2

Discuss your results from the EQ assessment. How do your results provide insight into how you interact with family members, friends, and coworkers? What advice would you give to someone who had a low EQ? How could they improve their EQ?  Please use appropriate citation and reference from the readings and/or videos for this week’s topic.

  Topic 2 DQ 1

Select a character that has low EQ from a television show or movie. Based on your Topic 2 Readings, describe the actions this person displays that demonstrate low EQ. If you were a psychologist working with this person on improving their EQ, what recommendations would you give to improve the character’s EQ?

Please use appropriate citation and reference from the readings and/or videos for this week’s topic.


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