Everything you need to understand or teach Emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman.
Daniel Goleman combines his journalism skills with his Ph.D. in brain and behavioral sciences to explain the complex subject of Emotional Intelligence (EI). Citing the scientific studies done on various aspects of emotion and behavior, Goleman builds a strong case for the necessity of learning how to interpret and handle emotions from infancy to adulthood. He presents the physical, chemical and social elements that shape emotional responses.
In Part One, Goleman presents the function and process of emotion as it stimulates the body to action and sometimes to over-reaction that he labels 'emotional hijacking'. The brain attempts to balance emotion and reason to decide on actions. However, in emergencies or situations that arouse intense passions, reason can be short-circuited. The evolutionary development of the brain parallels the human brain, as it grows in the fetus from the primitive brain to the higher functioning parts of the brain. Recent research has... View more of the Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Summary