September 19, 2006
September 19, 2006
In richly anecdotal detail, Goleman brings to life the entirely new field of social neuroscience that has emerged in the decade since the publication of Emotional Intelligence. He shows that, far more than we are consciously aware, our daily encounters with parents, spouses, bosses, and even strangers shape our brains and affect cells throughout our bodies. Our relationships create a setpoint for our daily moods and influence our immune response; they are crucial to achievement in students and workers; they determine whether or not some genes are expressed, for good or ill.
Above all, Goleman explores the foundations of rapport, love, cooperation, and altruism, with major implications for the wellbeing of our families, communities, and workplaces. Whether you listen to this as a lover or parent, medical professional or businessperson, teacher or community leader, you will never see your relationships in the same way again.
Psychologist Daniel Goleman synthesizes the research on brain science which seems to indicate that humans have an innate function for interpersonal communication. "We are wired to connect," writes Goleman. Most of this research came after Goleman's groundbreaking best seller EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, which he calls a companion volume to SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE. In brief, digestible sections, Goleman explains what the research says about the brain's neurocircuitry, and he applies it to common, everyday social situations. He makes one rethink concepts such as altruism, narcissism, achievement, and depression, as well as conflict and ease in business, school, and home. The insights in Goleman's book also point to ways of defining, measuring, and improving social intelligence, as well as valuing different manifestations of social intelligence. The social brain is something we all possess, and something that possesses us all.
- Online Item #: 11937228
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-7071
- ISBN: 9781593973711
- Item can be gift wrapped.
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