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Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bantam Dell Pub Group
Publication date July 31, 2007
Pages 403
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553384499
ISBN-10 055338449X
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence redefines the nature of human relationships and its impact on every aspect of daily life, bringing together the latest research in biology and brain science to reveal how one's daily encounters shape the brain and affect the body, from daily mood to the immune response. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 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 of 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.

Our reactions to others, and theirs to us, have a far-reaching biological impact, sending out cascades of hormones that regulate everything from our hearts to our immune systems, making good relationships act like vitamins—and bad relationships like poisons. We can “catch” other people’s emotions the way we catch a cold, and the consequences of isolation or relentless social stress can be life-shortening. 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.

Is there a way to raise our children to be happy? What is the basis of a nourishing marriage? How can business leaders and teachers inspire the best in those they lead and teach? How can groups divided by prejudice and hatred come to live together in peace?

The answers to these questions may not be as elusive as we once thought. And 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.

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Random House Large Print (October 3, 2006)
9780739326794 | details & prices | 691 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Redefines the nature of human relationships and its impact on every aspect of daily life, bringing together the latest research in biology and brain science to reveal how one's daily encounters shape the brain and affect the body.
1 edition from Bantam Dell Pub Group (September 5, 2006)
9780553803525 | details & prices | 403 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Explores the nature of human relationships, finding that humans are 'wired to connect,' and bringing together the latest research in biology and neuroscience to reveal how one's daily encounters shape the brain and affect the body.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Bantam Dell Pub Group (July 31, 2007)
9780553384499 | details & prices | 403 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Redefines the nature of human relationships and its impact on nearly every aspect of daily life, combining the latest research in biology and brain science to reveal how daily encounters shape the brain and affect the body.
from Bantam Books (September 30, 2006)
9780558303525 | details & prices | 403 pages | List price $28.00
About: Explores the nature of human relationships, finding that humans are 'wired to connect,' and bringing together the latest research in biology and neuroscience to reveal how one's daily encounters shape the brain and affect the body.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781593973711 Book cover for 9781593979843
 
Abridged edition from St Martins Pr (September 19, 2006)
9781593979843 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Redefines the nature of human relationships and its impact on every aspect of daily life, bringing together the latest research in biology and brain science to reveal how one's daily encounters shape the brain and affect the body.
With Daniel Coleman (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (September 19, 2006)
9781593973711 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $50.99
About: The best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence redefines the nature of human relationships and its impact on every aspect of daily life, bringing together the latest research in biology and brain science to reveal how one's daily encounters shape the brain and affect the body, from daily mood to the immune response.

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