Many students who are intellectually capable of succeeding have difficulties with a variety of non-cognitive competencies such as time and stress management, establishing positive relationships, and making wise decisions. They often adopt dysfunctional coping styles that can cripple their academic efforts. Increasingly, one of the missing factors in student success seems to be emotional intelligence. Written specifically for students by recognized authorities in emotional intelligence, this book will help them understand and develop their emotional intelligence in order to enjoy a richer learning experience and superior academic achievement. 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: problem solving, flexibility, and decision making; The Stress Management Realm: stress tolerance and impulse control; and The General Mood Realm: happiness and optimism. The book helps students move from understanding of the concepts to action through reflection and discussion questions. A perfect companion is The Student EQ Edge: Student Workbook.
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