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 Soviet Republic in Central Asia, and the USA were assessed using the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) (Bagby, Parker, & Taylor, 1994) in 2002 and again in 2012, and in 2018. Significant historical cohort effect, significant interaction effect, and gender effects were found.
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Giorgio Bertini does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from these papers, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
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