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Tag: Emotional Intelligence
Tag: Emotional Intelligence
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Articles: When Empathy FailsBy Jill Suttie | March 4, 2014
Humans brains are very attuned to what others are thinking, feeling, and planning—but a new book explores when our “mindreading” powers can lead us astray.
Articles: A Journey into the Teenage BrainBy Diana Divecha | January 27, 2014
Daniel Siegel's new book reveals the "power and purpose" of the adolescent brain.
Articles: Why Leaders Need a Triple FocusBy Daniel Goleman | January 21, 2014
Leaders guide attention. But a single-minded focus on goals can run roughshod over human concerns, says Daniel Goleman.
Videos and Podcasts: How Focus Can Lead to CompassionBy Daniel Goleman | January 20, 2014
The bestselling author explains the relationship between attention and compassionate action.
An interview with best-selling author Daniel Goleman about his new book, Focus.
Articles: Are We Losing Our Focus?By Jill Suttie | October 9, 2013
In a new book, Daniel Goleman argues that focus leads to greater happiness, better relationships, and increased productivity.
By developing social-emotional skills, teachers can rediscover the joy of teaching.
Articles: How the Mind Can Heal the HeartBy Jill Suttie | June 19, 2013
Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
Articles: Five Ways to Develop “Ecoliteracy”By Daniel Goleman, Zenobia Barlow, Lisa Bennett | April 18, 2013
Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow explain how we can teach kids to care deeply about the environment.
Articles: Training Kids for KindnessBy Brooke Dodson-Lavelle | March 5, 2013
Brooke Dodson-Lavelle explains how a trailblazing compassion training program expands children's natural capacity for empathy and kindness—even toward so-called "bullies."
Articles: Don’t Blame the BrainBy Jill Suttie | February 19, 2013
A new book argues that education must be based on how our brains really function—not how we wish they would.
A new book, co-written by Emotional Intelligence author Daniel Goleman, argues that schools are the best places to cultivate an understanding of our relationship to the natural world.
A recent study suggests we can learn to regulate and manage our emotions even after we’re reached adulthood.
The plot of the new film sounds cynical. But it reveals a surprising amount about the science of human goodness.
In a time of toxic stress, Maurice J. Elias says it's time for parents to support each other's emotional development.
Raising Happiness: Is Your Kid Mean?By Christine Carter | April 3, 2012
Five ways to raise kind and compassionate kids.
Articles: The Emotional Life of Your BrainBy Jill Suttie | March 16, 2012
A new book from Richard Davidson and Sharon Begley reveals how to train our brains for health and happiness.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Reading Emotion Involves More than the Face
New research suggests how to coach—and be coached—more effectively.
A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.
A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
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Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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