Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships on September 28th. The concept of ‘social awareness’ (first proposed by Edward Thorndike in 1920 but ploughed under by psychologists pushing the IQ model) goes beyond the ‘social awareness’ part of Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence model to look at how people behave in social situations.
Because it’s about how we operate in social situations, it’s tough to measure. Current EI tests measure what we know about social situations rather than how we operate in them.
There is an interesting interview with Goleman in the Times here and an extract from the book here. You can pre-order the book from Amazon.co.uk (it’s a hardback but currently reduced from ¬£20 to ¬£12) here or from Amazon.com here.