Emotional Intelligence References:
(Compiled by Adam Blatner, M.D)

(Revised, September 1, 2008)

Overview:  An emerging field is that of Social and Emotional Learning, or Emotional Intelligence--and the effort to help people at all levels of school, and in the workplace and other settings, to develop skills in communicatons, interpersonal and group problem-solving, and self-awareness. (I want to see role playing and other experiential methods used as a major element so that the learning-by-doing will be more effective.) At any rate, I'm excited about all these efforts, and hope some of you will join in this. To this end, here are some websites and book references:

Relevant Websites


Bar-On, Reuven, & Parker, James D.A. (2000). The handbook of emotional intelligence. New York: Jossey-Bass.

Blatner, A. (1995). The place of drama in education–A child psychiatrist's viewpoint. Youth Theatre Journal. (Also on this website.)

Cohen, Jonathan. (Ed.) (1999). Educating minds and hearts: Social Emotional Learning and the passage into adolescence.  New York: Teachers College Press.  www.teacherscollegepress.com

Cohen, J. (2001). Social emotional education: core concepts and practices. In J. Cohen (Ed.).  New York: Teachers College Press.

Cooper, Robert; & Sawaf, Ayman. (1996). Executive EQ: Emotional intelligence in leadership and organizations. New York: Grosset/Putnam.

Elias, M.;  Zins, J. E.,  Weissberg, R. P., Frey, K.S., Greenberg, M.T., Haynes, N. M., Kessler, R.,  Schwab-Stone, M. E., & Shriver, T. P. (Eds.). (1997). Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: A guide for educators. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). around $22.00.  The first chapter is available on the web.      http://www.ascd.org.   E-Mail Member@ascd.org

Goleman, Daniel. (1995). Emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam.

Goleman, Daniel. (1998). Working with emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam/ Doubleday/Dell

Novick, Bernard; Kress, Jeff; & Elias, Maurice. (2002). Building Learning Communities with Character: How to Integrate Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.  On the ASCD web page

Prescott, K. (Ed.). (1995). Teaching pro-social behavior to adolescents: A directory of processes and programs used in Australian schools. Torrens Park: Australian Guidance and Counseling Association.

Salovey, Peter, & Sluyter, D. (Eds.) (1997). Emotional development and emotional intelligence: Implications for educators. New York: Basic Books.

Salovey, P., Bedell, B. T., Detweiler, J.B., & Mayer, J.D. (1999). Coping intelligently. In C.R. Snyder (Ed.), Coping: The psychology of what works (pp. 141-164). New York: Oxford University Press.

Topping, K.J., & Bremner, W.G. (1998). Promoting social competence: Practice and resources guide. Edinburgh: Scottish Office Education and Industry Department.

For responses, email me at  adam@blatner.com

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