Tag Archives: social intelligence

The evolution of animal ‘cultures’ and social intelligence

Decades-long field research has flowered into integrative studies that, together with experimental evidence for the requisite social learning capacities, have indicated a reliance on multiple traditions (‘cultures’) in a small number of species. It is increasingly evident that there is great variation … Continue reading

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Deleuze Appreciating the Intelligence of Insects

This article will be a brief examination of the some of the concepts found in the philosophy of the French writer Gilles Deleuze, with the ant colony as an example of how its insights can be applied. The philosophy of … Continue reading

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Can We Learn to Treat One Another Better? A Social Intelligence Curriculum

This paper reports on the first test of the value of an online curriculum in Social Intelligence (SI). Built from current social and cognitive neuroscience research findings, the 50 session SI program was administered, with facilitation in Spanish by classroom … Continue reading

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Cooperation and Human Cognition: the Vygotskian Intelligence hypothesis

Nicholas Humphrey’s social intelligence hypothesis proposed that the major engine of primate cognitive evolution was social competition. Lev Vygotsky also emphasized the social dimension of intelligence, but he focused on human primates and cultural things such as collaboration, communication, and … Continue reading

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Swarmwise – Guide to Change the World using Swarm Methodology

Somewhere today, a loose-knit group of activists who are having fun is dropkicking a rich, established organization so hard they are making heads spin. Rich and resourceful organizations are used to living by the golden rule — “those with the … Continue reading

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From Emotional Intelligence to Systems Intelligence

Emotional intelligence helps us to understand and manage our own emotions as well as other people’s emotions towards us. Social intelligence, on the other hand, concentrates on social situations like how we interact with other people and how well we … Continue reading

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