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The Student EQ Edge Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success



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The Student EQ Edge provides a thorough grounding in what emotional intelligence is, why it is different from one's intelligence quotient, and how emotional intelligence skills can make a student a 'star performer.' Grounded in the classic work of Dr. Reuven Bar-On, the book discusses each realm of emotional intelligence: The Intrapersonal Realm: self-awareness, assertiveness, and independence; The Interpersonal Realm: empathy and social responsibility; The Adaptability Realm: o problem solving, flexibility and decision making; The Stress Management Realm: stress tolerance and impulse control; the General Mood Realm: happiness and optimism. The book helps students move from understanding of the concepts to action through reflection and discussion questions.

Author Biography

STEVEN J. STEIN is a clinical psychologist and founder and CEO of Multi-Health Systems Inc. He is coauthor, with Howard Book, of The EQ Edge.

HOWARD E. BOOK is an organizational consultant and psychiatrist. He is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

KORREL KANOY is professor emeritus of psychology at William Peace University and an educational consultant.

The book is sponsored by Multi-Health Systems (MHS), which has been publishing psychological assessments for 30 years.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

About the Authors xi

PART 1 Introduction 1

1 Emotional Intelligence: Here to Stay 3

2 Class Closed and the ABCDE Model 27

PART 2 The Self-Perception Realm 41

3 Emotional Self-Awareness 43

4 Self-Regard 55

5 Self-Actualization 65

PART 3 The Self-Expression Realm 77

6 Emotional Expression 79

7 Independence 89

8 Assertiveness 99

PART 4 The Interpersonal Realm 115

9 Interpersonal Relationships 117

10 Empathy 127

11 Social Responsibility 139

PART 5 The Decision-Making Realm 151

12 Reality Testing 153

13 Problem Solving 161

14 Impulse Control 173

PART 6 The Stress Management Realm 183

15 Flexibility 185

16 Stress Tolerance 195

17 Optimism 207

PART 7 General Well-Being 217

18 Happiness 219

PART 8 Putting It All Together 231

19 EQ and Student Success 233

20 EQ and Work Success 247

21 Th e Role of EQ in Leadership 281

22 EQ, Lifestyle, Healthy Living, and Relationships 293

23 What’s Next? 303

References 305

Index 315

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