"The Student EQ Edge is more relevant today than any other time in the history of our world. Our opportunity to succeed in the 21st century will depend a great deal on our emotional intelligence in our transformation to lifelong learning and our leadership ability. This book is the competitive edge." Stedman Graham, best–selling author, speaker, entrepreneur
"We have been long aware that academic ability does not necessarily predict college success. This book provides a comprehensive look at emotional intelligence and the role it plays in student persistence. It takes these noncognitive aspects that we know really matter and puts them into a practical, user–friendly guide. This book is long overdue in higher education." Catherine Andersen, master trainer in emotional intelligence; professor and special assistant to the provost for student success, Gallaudet University
"As important as book learning is, we know that success in life is also dependent upon emotional intelligence. The authors of The Student EQ Edge define emotional intelligence and provide a road map for mastering emotional intelligence skills. I would highly recommend The Student EQ Edge to any high school or college student interested in knowing what it takes to be truly successful both inside and outside the classroom." Brad Beacham, executive director, Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.
"The Student EQ Edge is substantive, readable, and sure to appeal to students both in classes as well as those who are lucky to pick it up for personal development reading. The book is appealing because the research is understandable; numerous examples are integrated throughout, and readers are encouraged to apply what they are reading." Dennis Roberts, assistant vice president for faculty and student services for the Qatar Foundation
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
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.