Back Cover Blurb
- A Vital New Curriculum For Life That Can Change The Future For Us And For Our Children.
- Is IQ Destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. Daniel Goleman’s fascinating and persuasive book argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged.
- Drawing on ground-breaking brain and behavioural research, Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do surprisingly well. These factors add up to a different way of succeeding in life — one he terms ‘emotional intelligence’. Emotional intelligence includes self-awareness and impulse control, persistence, zeal and self-motivation, empathy and social deftness. These are the qualities that mark people who excel: whose intimate relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. These are also the hallmarks of character and self-discipline, of altruism and compassion.
- And the news is hopeful. Emotional intelligence is not fixed at birth. Goleman’s argument gives new insights into the brain architecture underlying emotion and rationality. He shows precisely how emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us. And because the emotional lessons a child learns actually sculpt the brain’s circuitry, Goleman provides detailed guidance as to how parents and schools can benefit from this.
- Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., covers the behavioural and brain sciences for the New York Times and his articles appear throughout the world in syndication. He has taught at Harvard (where he received his Ph.D.) 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.
Aristotle’s Challenge – ix
- The Emotional Brain
- What Are Emotions For? – 3
- Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking – 13
- The Nature Of Emotional Intelligence
- When Smart Is Dumb – 33
- Know Thyself – 46
- Passion’s Slaves – 56
- The Master Aptitude – 78
- The Roots of Empathy – 96
- The Social Arts – 111
- Emotional Intelligence Applied
- Intimate Enemies – 129
- Managing with Heart – 148
- Mind and Medicine – 164
- Windows Of Opportunity
- The Family Crucible – 189
- Trauma and Emotional Relearning – 200
- Temperament Is Not Destiny – 215
- Emotional Literacy
- The Cost of Emotional Illiteracy – 231
- Schooling the Emotions – 261
Notes – 311
- What Is Emotion? – 289
- Hallmarks of the Emotional Mind – 291
- The Neural Circuitry of Fear – 297
- W. T. Grant Consortium: Active Ingredients of Prevention Programs – 301
- The Self Science Curriculum – 303
- Social and Emotional Learning: Results – 305
Acknowledgments – 341
Index – 343
Bloomsbury, 1996, Paperback
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