Social Intelligence

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9780091799434: Social Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence was an international phenomenon, appearing on the "New York Times" bestseller list for over a year and selling more than 5 million copies worldwide. Now, once again, Daniel Goleman has written a groundbreaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are 'wired to connect' and the surprisingly deep impact of our relationships on every aspect our lives. 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, down to the level of our genes - for good or ill. In "Social Intelligence", Daniel Goleman explores an emerging new science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most fundamental discovery: we are designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a 'neural ballet' that connects us brain-to-brain with those around us. Goleman explains the surprising accuracy of first impressions, the basis of charisma and emotional power, the complexity of sexual attraction, and how we detect lies. He describes the 'dark side' of social intelligence, from narcissism to Machiavellianism and psychopathy. He also reveals our astonishing capacity for 'mindsight', as well as the tragedy of those, like autistic children, whose mindsight is impaired. In this book Daniel Goleman delivers his most heartening news with powerful conviction: we humans have a built-in bias toward empathy, cooperation and altruism - provided we develop the social intelligence to nurture these capacities in ourselves and others.

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About the Author:

Daniel Goleman is the author of the bestsellers Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence. He received his PhD from Harvard and reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for the New York Times for twelve years. He was awarded the American Psychological Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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With precision and grace, the author explains the brain functions that cause a broad array of human social responses, such as romantic love, rapport, influence, and altruism. Though he laments the erosion of human contact caused by TV, computers, and iPods, his insights are optimistic--our brains are primarily designed to help us connect with others, take care of others. This fascinating material is made even more engaging by the author's spare writing, flawless logic, and humanitarian tone, all of which are captured skillfully by Dennis Boutsikaris. This narrator understands these ideas, adds a measure of warmth to the writing, and doesn't wear listeners down by overplaying the material's drama or the author's altruism. T.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Published by Centaur Press Ltd (2006)
ISBN 10: 0091799430 ISBN 13: 9780091799434
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