Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Sep 12, 1996 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 352 pages
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"Counter Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until the discoveries of modern brain researchers, theorists could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's fascinating report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers us startling new insight into our "two minds" -- the rational and the emotional -- and how they together shape our destiny. Beginning deep in the brain, Emotional Intelligence shows us the exact mechanism of an "emotional hijack," when passion overcomes reason. Through vivid examples, Goleman then delineates the crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships and work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is a crucial new way to talk about being smart. The final chapters reveal the possibilities -- and limits -- of "emotional literary," as it is taught by both parents and educators. The book concludes with a compelling vision of what true emotional intelligence means for us both as individuals and as a society. The message of this eye-opening book is one we must take to heart: the true "bell curve" for a democracy must measure emotional intelligence. Daniel Goleman offers a new vision of excellence and a vital new curriculum for life that can change the future for us and our children." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0413/95016685.html.
 

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User Review  - jaguintexas - Borders

What a great piece of work my Daniel Goleman. Every teacher in every field should listen to this book. Will have you looking at IQ and the systems we use to judge intelligence totally different. EI is a subject we should embrace. Read full review

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i expected more out of this book but I didnt really like it Read full review

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Contents

What Are Emotions For?
5
Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking
13
PART THREE
127
Intimate Enemies
133
Managing with Heart
148
Mind and Medicine
164
PART FOUR
187
Trauma and Emotional Relearning
200
The Cost of Emotional illiteracy
233
Schooling the Emotions
261
What Is Emotion?
289
The Neural Circuitry
297
The Self Science
303
Notes
311
Acknowledgments
341
Copyright

Temperament Is Not Destiny
215

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Daniel Goleman, PhD, covers the behavioural and brain sciences for the New York Times and his articles appear throughout the world in syndication. His latest book, Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama, was published in January 2003. He has taught at Harvard (where he received his PhD) and was formerly senior editor at Psychology Today. His previous books include Vital Lies, Simple Truths; The Meditative Mind; and as co-author, The Creative Spirit. He was also a contributor to the business reference work, Business: The Ultimate Resource.

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