University Students

2013 A one-semester study consisting of 311 university students. Our results found the course significantly improved perspective-taking, social skills, sensitivity to others’ emotions, and ability to modify one’s behavior when socially appropriate.

Objective: To determine if key elements of social and emotional well-being change as a result of the SI course.

Our first large scale clinical trial took place in the fall of 2013 in Madrid, Spain. There were 311 medical school, physiotherapy, and teachers training students in the study. Results indicate that the Social Intelligence course significantly improved key indicators of social intelligence including:

  • Spain ResultsPerspective-taking
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Social skills
  • Social information processing.
  • Sensitivity to others’ emotions
  • Ability to modify one’s own behavior when socially appropriate

We also examined the influence of pre-existing individual differences on emotional intelligence and found that this capacity was not a prerequisite for learning/improving social intelligence.

View the scientific journal publication HERE. 


Arizona State University funds Social Intelligence pilot studiesFunded by the Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Social Intelligence Institute