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Many students who are intellectually capable of succeeding havedifficulties with a variety of non-cognitive competencies such astime and stress management, establishing positive relationships,and making wise decisions. They often adopt dysfunctional copingstyles that can cripple their academic efforts. Increasingly, oneof the missing factors in student success seems to be emotionalintelligence. Written specifically for students by recognizedauthorities in emotional intelligence, this book will help themunderstand and develop their emotional intelligence in order toenjoy a richer learning experience and superior academicachievement. The Student EQ Edge provides a thoroughgrounding in what emotional intelligence is, why it is differentfrom one’s intelligence quotient, and how emotionalintelligence skills can make a student a “starperformer.”

Grounded in the classic work of Dr. Reuven Bar-On, the bookdiscusses each realm of emotional intelligence: The IntrapersonalRealm: self-awareness, assertiveness, and independence; TheInterpersonal Realm: empathy and social responsibility; TheAdaptability Realm: problem solving, flexibility, and decisionmaking; The Stress Management Realm: stress tolerance and impulsecontrol; and The General Mood Realm: happiness and optimism. Thebook helps students move from understanding of the concepts toaction through reflection and discussion questions. A perfectcompanion is The Student EQ Edge: Student Workbook.

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