Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman, PhD, is an American psychologist, author, and speaker specializing in the brain and behavioral sciences. He is best known for developing and popularizing the concept of emotional intelligence (EQ).


Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence | Big Think

Emotional intelligence is a range of abilities, self-awareness, emotional self-management, empathy, social skills.

Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything

Eleven months after he was liberated from the Nazi concentration camps, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna.

Empathy 101

Daniel Goleman looks at three types of empathy that leaders, teachers, and parents should have.

Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands.


Daniel Goleman: Why Aren’t We All Good Samaritans?

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, asks why we aren’t more compassionate more of the time.

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

For more than two decades, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman has been scouting the leading edge of the human sciences for what’s new, surprising, and important.

How to Mind Your Feelings

While we can’t control when we feel anger or fear—or how strongly—we can gain some control over what we do while in their grip. If we can develop inner radar for emotional danger, we gain a choice point the Dalai Lama urges us to master.

In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels.


Mind Fitness: How Meditation Boosts Your Focus, Resilience, and Brain | Daniel Goleman | Big Think

Meditation is like a gym for your brain. If you follow through and exercise (in this case, your brain) every single day pretty soon you’ll see results.

Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision

This book is a clarion call for an expanded vision of human possibilities. In it, many of the best thinkers of our day ask us to renew the perennial search for self-knowledge and to discover the deeper meaning of our lives.


The Dalai Lama