Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

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Written By: Daniel Goleman, Ph.D

Narrated By: Dennis Boutsikaris

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: September 2006

Duration: 6 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

Emotional Intelligence was an international phenomenon, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year, and selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, once again, Daniel Goleman presents groundbreaking work that synthesizes the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are "wired to connect," and showing the surprisingly deep impact of our relationships on every aspect our lives. 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.

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  • Gagandeep kochhar

    Book seems to be focussed very heavily on fMRI scans and the like and feels like more of a neuroscience textbook or a handbook for therapists. It is slow and the content is hard to follow , change in chapters abrupt without any concrete ideas about how to make real change in your life.

  • saul galindo

    A fantastic audio book I have read over one hundred books, back-2-back and this book has one a hundred stars I recommend you read it five times one for each star No, seriously the point is to make this material part and fabric of how you think as each book you read and absorb into your thought-process stream, molds your neurons all over your body and, not just your brain cells