Book Emotional intelligence / Daniel Goleman.
Publication year: 1995
Call Number BF576 .G65 1995
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books
"The groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be smart. Emotional intelligence : why it can matter more the IQ"--Dust jacket.
Extent: xiv, 352 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life. Emotional intelligence includes self-awareness and impulse control, persistence, zeal and self-motivation, empathy and social deftness. The author shows these factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do suprprisingly well. However, emotional intelligence is not fixed at birth; drawing on brain and behavioral research, guidance is provided for increasing your emotional intelligence to avoid problems with your career and marriage, provide better parenting of your children, and increase your emotional and physical health.
The emotional brain. What are emotions for? -- Anatomy of an emotional hijacking -- The nature of emotional intelligence. When smart is dumb -- Know thyself -- Passion's slaves -- The master aptitude -- The roots of empathy -- The social arts -- Emotional intelligence applied. Intimate enemies -- Managing with heart -- Mind and medicine -- Windows of opportunity. The family crucible -- Trauma and emotional relearning -- Temperament is not destiny -- Emotional literacy. The cost of emotional illiteracy -- Schooling the emotions.