Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Design of an emotional education programme

Through this study, we tried to evaluate and improve the level of emotional competence of the students of a primary school. Emotional competence was evaluated by the teacher in 135 students using the Teacher-Child Rating Scale of Hightower et al. … Continue reading

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Compassion Satisfaction Among Social Work Practitioners

Previous research has established that social work practitioners are especially vulnerable to work-related psychological distress and burnout due to the high-stress nature of the profession, yet less research has focused on examining factors are associated with social worker retention. Emerging … Continue reading

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The relationship between parenting styles and emotional intelligence of children

This study aimed at investigating the relationship between the parenting styles and emotional intelligence of a sample of kindergarten children in Zarqa II Governorate, Jordan. To achieve this objective, two measures were utilized, namely, the emotional intelligence scale of the … Continue reading

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Friendship network mechanisms linking emotional intelligence and subjective well-being

This study examined whether the status (central or peripheral position) of individuals in a friendship network and the quality of a friendship network represent key mechanisms in determining how emotional intelligence is associated with subjective well-being. Using data collected from … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Historical Effects on Emotional Intelligence

This study investigates historical and cultural effects on one component of emotional intelligence, the ability to recognize and report on one’s emotions. This study suggests a novel influence on emotional intelligence, an individual’s historical context. Samples of young adults, from Kyrgyzstan, former … Continue reading

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The economic impact of universities: Evidence from across the globe

We develop a new dataset using UNESCO source materials on the location of nearly 15,000 universities in about 1,500 regions across 78 countries, some dating back to the 11th Century. We estimate fixed-effects models at the sub-national level between 1950 … Continue reading

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Handbook of Social Exclusion

This volume offers the most comprehensive body of social exclusion research ever assembled. It is comprised of eight sections. The first section provides a fundamental overview and introduction to the field of social exclusion—why people have a need to belong, why people … Continue reading

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Handbook of Character Assassination and Reputation Management

In modern politics as well as in historical times, character attacks abound. Words and images, like symbolic and psychological weapons, have sullied or destroyed numerous reputations. People mobilize significant material and psychological resources to defend themselves against such attacks. How … Continue reading

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Character Assassination as a Structurational Phenomenon

Character assassination (CA) is a rare topic in communication studies. Episodic research has addressed the use of character assassination in television news during international conflicts (Samoilenko, et al., 2017); negative campaigns and their effects on voters’ attitudes and behavior (Malloy and Pearson-Merkowitz, 2016); … Continue reading

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Elaborating Funds of Knowledge: Community-Oriented Practices in International Contexts

This article discusses a sociocultural approach we have developed, which we refer to as funds of knowledge. The emphasis of the funds of knowledge work has been to develop both theory and methods through which educators can approach and document … Continue reading

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