Monday, March 5, 2012

Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman - Book Information and Review

Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ
Daniel Goleman
Daniel Goleman covers the behavioral and brain sciences for the The New York Times and his articles appear throughout the world in syndication. He has  taught at Harvard (where he received his doctorate). He was formerly senior editor at Pshchology Today. His previous books include Vital Lies, Simple Truths; The Meditative Mind; and, as co-author, The Creative Spirit. (At the time of publication of the book, 1995)
His current biography says that Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., is founder of Emotional Intelligence Services in Boston, Massachusetts. For twelve years he was with New York Times. (2009).
Published by
Bantam Books
1540 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
October 1995

Table of Contents

Part One: The Emotional Brain
Chapter 1: What Are Emotions For? ..... 3
Chapter 2: Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking ..... 13
Part Two: The Nature of Emotional Intelligence
Chapter 3: When Smart is Dumb ..... 33
Chapter 4: Know Thyself ..... 46
Chapter 5: Passion's Slaves ..... 56
Chapter 6: The Master Aptitude ..... 78
Chapter 7: The Roots of Empathy ..... 96
Chapter 8: The Social Arts ..... 111
Part Three: Emotional Intelligence Applied
Chapter 9: Intimate Enemies ..... 129
Chapter 10: Managing with Heart ..... 148
Chapter 11: Mind and Medicine ..... 164
Part Four: Windows of Opportunity
Chapter 12: The Family Crucible ..... 189
Chapter 13: Trauma and Emotional Relearning ..... 200
Chapter 14: Temperament Is Not Destiny ..... 215
Part Five: Emotional Literacy
Chapter 15: The Cost of Emotional Illiteracy ..... 231
Chapter 16: Schooling the Emotions ..... 261
Appendix A: What is Emotion? ..... 289
Appendix B: Hallmarks of the Emotional Mind ..... 291
Appendix C: The Neural Circuitry of Fear ..... 297
Appendix D: W.T. Grant Consortium: Active Ingredients of Prevention Programs ..... 301
Appendix E: The Self Science Curriculum ..... 303
Appendix F: Social and Emotional Learning: Results ..... 305
Notes ..... 311
Acknowledgements ..... 341
Index ..... 343
Some Comments
Goleman said the last decade has seen a burst of scientific studies of emotion. Two moral stances are called for in our times: self restraint and compassion. He mentioned that fundamental ethical stances in life stem from underlying emotional capacities. This book is Goleman's journey through the theories and empirical results of tests of these theories with the aim of bringing greater understanding of the issue of role of emotions in behavior and ways to improve human behavior.
Some interesting statements or ideas from the book.
Emotional brain and thinking brain
Passions overwhelm reason
Passion's slaves
Impulse control
The power of positive thinking
Optimism: the great motivator
Social arts
    Organizing groups
    Negotiating solutions
    Personal connection
    Social analysis
Emotional brilliance
Nondefensive listening and speaking
The artful critique
Zero tolerance for intolerance
Reeducating the emotional brain
Emotional literacy
Some Interesting References
Paul Ekman, "An Argument for Basic Emotions," Cognition and Emotion, 6,1992, pp. 169-200
Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer, "Emotional Intellgence," Imagination, Cognition, and Personality 9,  1990, pp. 185-211.
Michael Lewis and Jeannette Haviland (Eds.), Handbook of Emotions, Guilford Press, New York, 1993.

Knols on the Topic

(Links to be chaged to blog posts)
A list of researchers and some of their papers, articles and presentations. The list of researchers is mainly based on researchers quoted by Goleman
Originally posted in Knol 2utb2lsm2k7a/ 1265

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