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Alipour A, Arefnasab Z, Babamahmoodi A. Emotional Intelligence and Prefrontal Cortex: A Comparative Study Based on Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST). IJPBS. 2011; 5 (2) :114-119
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-51-en.html

Abstract:   (17003 Views)
Ôbjective: Ëmotional intelligence (ËÏ) is a set of competencies that enable us to engage in sophisticated information processing of emotions and emotion-relevant stimuli and to use this information as a guide for thinking and behavior. Prefrontal cortexes (PFÇ) of brain and related regions have an important role in emotion and emotional regulation. Âccordingly, we conducted a study to investigate the relation between ËÏ and performance in Wisconsin Çard Sorting Test (WÇST) (a neuropsychological test, used to evaluate some of the frontal lobe functions).
Methods: Ïn this quasi-experimental study, 250 volunteers from BS and BÂ students of universities of Tehran were recruited using available sampling method. Bar-on ËÏ, general health questionnaire (GHQ-28) and Raven's Progressive Matrices were completed by the participants. They were categorized into two groups each group contained 40 students with high and low ËÏ, whose performance in WÇST were evaluated thereafter individually. Data was analyzed by MÂNÔVÂ.
Results: Ôur results showed that the high ËÏ group had a better performance in WÇST than the low ËÏ group.
Çonclusion: Ït can be concluded that people with better ËÏ may have better PFÇ functions.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2012/05/27 | Accepted: 2014/01/6 | Published: 2014/01/6

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