Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Daniel Goleman
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 138 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Chapter 1

• Each basic emotion, such as anger, fear, happiness, love, surprise, disgust, and sadness, triggers specific biological responses to prepare the body for action.

• The growth of the human fetal brain parallels the evolution of the brain in other species.

• The first part to grow is the brainstem, which regulates breathing, digestion, and other life-sustaining functions like arousal.

• The olfactory lobe encircles the top of the brainstem interpreting the world through the sense of smell.

• The limbic system surrounds the brain stem like a ring providing improved tools for survival—learning and memory.

• The limbic system also generates intense feelings like fury, dread and sexual desire.

• The neocortex allows us to comprehend and interpret what our senses perceive and to plan and judge our responses.

Chapter 2

• Under certain conditions, the limbic brain can overwhelm or hijack the body to respond to a perceived threat while bypassing the neocortex...

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