- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Bantam; 1 edition (July 31 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 055338449X
- ISBN-13: 978-0553384499
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.2 x 21.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 272 g
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships Paperback – Jul 31 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
In this companion volume to his bestseller, Emotional Intelligence, Goleman persuasively argues for a new social model of intelligence drawn from the emerging field of social neuroscience. Describing what happens to our brains when we connect with others, Goleman demonstrates how relationships have the power to mold not only human experience but also human biology. In lucid prose he describes from a neurobiological perspective sexual attraction, marriage, parenting, psychopathic behaviors and the group dynamics of teachers and workers. Goleman frames his discussion in a critique of society's creeping disconnection in the age of the iPod, constant digital connectivity and multitasking. Vividly evoking the power of social interaction to influence mood and brain chemistry, Goleman discusses the "toxicity" of insult and unpleasant social experience as he warns of the dangers of self-absorption and poor attention and reveals the positive effects of feel-good neurochemicals that are released in loving relationships and in caregiving. Drawing on numerous studies, Goleman illuminates new theories about attachment, bonding, and the making and remaking of memory as he examines how our brains are wired for altruism, compassion, concern and rapport. The massive audience for Emotional Intelligence will revel in Goleman's latest passionately argued case for the benefits to society of empathetic social attunement. (Oct. 3)
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"Passionately argued … lucid."—Publishers Weekly
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