Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life

Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life

by John H. Beck
     
 

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The notion of Emotional Intelligence (EI) - the ability to perceive, understand, and manage emotions - has become enormously popular, generating numerous books, articles, TV talk shows, and websites. Despite the extensive interest, this is the first book to provide a serious, comprehensive review of the field and the ways in which EI is important to everyday life.

Overview

The notion of Emotional Intelligence (EI) - the ability to perceive, understand, and manage emotions - has become enormously popular, generating numerous books, articles, TV talk shows, and websites. Despite the extensive interest, this is the first book to provide a serious, comprehensive review of the field and the ways in which EI is important to everyday life. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book sets out clearly what Emotional Intelligence is (and what it is not), as well as describing the basic skills and knowledge that are needed to achieve high EI. It goes on to discuss the important applications of EI to everyday life, addressing such key questions as: DT How can emotional intelligence be used to improve health, financial decisions, friendships marriages, and career success? DT How can training programs in emotional intelligence be implemented in schools and in the work force?

This book must be a winner. It is on a very hot topic which still lacks a more serious overview of theory, research, and application from multiple perspectives. The editors have done an excellent job in assembling a well-known team of authors, and their treatment of issues will be fresh and stimulating. I am sure it will be a big hit (Professor Keith Oatley, University of Toronto)

Editorial Reviews

Psychologists from Australia, the US, and Canada scientifically evaluate the bold claims being made of late that emotional intelligence can make people healthy, rich, successful, loved, and happy by ending the traditional conflict between heart and head. After reviewing fundamental issues on the interaction between emotion and intellect, they report on applications of research about it to everyday life, and conclude by considering the intelligence of the whole concept. The book is distributed in the US by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"The 2nd edition of Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life is a must-read for serious scholars of emotional intelligence and those who seek to apply what we currently know about this construct. Synthesizing cutting-edge research on emotional intelligence, the chapters in this edited volume present the state-of-the-science of emotional intelligence and its application in diverse areas, in a lively, accessible manner. Emotions are an integral and central component of human functioning and affairs; this important book enlightens us as to the role of emotions and their management in everyday life." - Jennifer M. George, Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology, Rice University

"What I hoped for—and found in this marvelous book—is help in separating the 'emotional intelligence' wheat from the chaff. Starting with pioneer John Mayer's 'New Field Guide to Emotional Intelligence' and extending through its chapters on emotionally intelligent dating, marriage, education, working, and investing, this book offers a state-of-the-art overview of the concept, its misuses, and its valid applications." - David G. Myers, John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology, Hope College

"This book is an important follow-up to the first edition. As a summary of the current state of emotional intelligence theory and research, it will be exceedingly useful to researchers. As a discussion of how emotional intelligence functions in a range of contexts—from marriage, to education, to the workplace—it will prove to be of enormous practical value." - Carol Gohm, Professor of Psychology, University of Mississippi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841690278
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/1901
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Ciarrochi, University of Wollongong, Australia. Joseph P. Forgas, University of New South Wales, Australia. John D. Mayer, University of New Hampshire, USA.

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