Emotional intelligence

Daniel Goleman

Book - 2020

Does IQ define our destiny? In his groundbreaking bestseller, Daniel Goleman argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow. It is not our IQ, but our emotional intelligence that plays a major role in thought, decision-making and individual success. Self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, motivation, empathy and social deftness- all are qualities that mark people who excel, whose relationships flourish, who can navigate difficult conversations, who become stars in the workpla...ce. With new insights into the brain architecture underlying emotion and rationality, Goleman shows precisely how emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us.

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New York : Bantam Books [2020]
25th anniversary edition. Bantam Books Trade Paperback Edition
Item Description
"Originally published in hardcover in 1995 by Bantam Books"--Title page verso.
Physical Description
xxiii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Daniel Goleman (author)
  • 1. What Are Emotions For?
  • 2. Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking
  • 3. When Smart Is Dumb
  • 4. Know Thyself
  • 5. Passion's Slaves
  • 6. The Master Aptitude
  • 7. The Roots of Empathy
  • 8. The Social Arts
  • 9. Intimate Enemies
  • 10. Managing with Heart
  • 11. Mind and Medicine
  • 12. The Family Crucible
  • 13. Trauma and Emotional Relearning
  • 14. Temperament Is Not Destiny
  • 15. The Cost of Emotional Illiteracy
  • 16. Schooling the Emotions
  • Appendix A: What Is Emotion?
  • Appendix B: Hallmarks of the Emotional Mind
  • Appendix C: The Neural Circuitry of Fear
  • Appendix D: W.T. Grant Consortium: Active Ingredients of Prevention Curriculum
  • Appendix E: The Self Science Curriculum
  • Appendix F: Social and Emotional Learning: Results.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Scientific data emerging from studies using new brain imaging technologies have yielded fresh understanding of how emotions work and, argues the author, suggest ways to regulate the more negative emotions responsible for the horrendous acts of violence that are the stuff of daily headlines. The book calls for universal adoption of educational curricula that teach youngsters how to regulate their emotional responses and to resolve conflict peacefully. Along the way Goleman summarizes much of the best psychological work of the last few decades on such topics as the importance of learned optimism, the theory of multiple intelligences, the role of innate temperamental differences, and the importance of emotional intelligence in marriage, management, and medicine. Based on good empirical data (unlike many popular psychology books), this fine example is recommended for academic and larger public libraries.?Mary Ann Hughes, Neill P.L., Pullman, Wash. Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

New York Times science writer Goleman argues that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. He defines ``emotional intelligence''?a trait not measured by IQ tests?as a set of skills, including control of one's impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships. Although his highly accessible survey of research into cognitive and emotional development may not convince readers that this grab bag of faculties comprise a clearly recognizable, well-defined aptitude, his report is nevertheless an intriguing and practical guide to emotional mastery. In marriage, emotional intelligence means listening well and being able to calm down. In the workplace, it manifests when bosses give subordinates constructive feedback regarding their performance. Goleman also looks at pilot programs in schools from New York City to Oakland, Calif., where kids are taught conflict resolution, impulse control and social skills. (Oct.) Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

This international #1 bestseller, which spent a year on PW's list, explains why EI can be more important than IQ. (July) Copyright 1998 Publishers Weekly Reviews

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Draws on the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to show how the rational and the emotional faculties of the mind work together to shape everything from personal success to physical well-being.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Draws on the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to show how the rational and the emotional faculties of the mind work together to shape the fate of each individual and how they shape everything from personal success to physical well-being, in an updated, tenth anniversary edition of the best-selling study. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

#1 BESTSELLER • The groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be smart, with a new introduction by the author“A thoughtfully written, persuasive account explaining emotional intelligence and why it can be crucial.”—USA TodayEveryone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research, Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do surprisingly well. These factors, which include self-awareness, self-discipline, and empathy, add up to a different way of being smart—and they aren’t fixed at birth. Although shaped by childhood experiences, emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened throughout our adulthood—with immediate benefits to our health, our relationships, and our work.  The twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Emotional Intelligence could not come at a better time—we spend so much of our time online, more and more jobs are becoming automated and digitized, and our children are picking up new technology faster than we ever imagined. With a new introduction from the author, the twenty-fifth-anniversary edition prepares readers, now more than ever, to reach their fullest potential and stand out from the pack with the help of EI.