Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., is the author of Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships. Working as a science journalist, Goleman reports on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times.

Recent Articles

Shall I Stay or Shall I Go?

More people than ever before are changing jobs, or at least thinking about it. To help you decide, says Dan Zigmond, contemplate the nature of change.

Meditation Is a Political Act

Meditation is about facing suffering squarely and seeing reality clearly. That’s why it’s the best starting place if you want to help a troubled world, says Zen teacher Dan Zigmond.

Right Action in the Face of Suffering

As we witness the great suffering of the Russian-Ukraine war, says Dan Zigmond, we have a moral obligation to pay attention.

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The Kindness Instinct

Brain-science writer Daniel Goleman describes how we are hard-wired from kindness—and why that impulse is sometimes short-circuited.

You Are Not Your Job

This year we have all learned the lesson of impermanence. The plans we thought we were making, the lives we thought we were living—2020 has taught us just how illusory they were. For many of us, jobs and careers have proven to be the most impermanent of all. Yet in these uncertain times of layoffs,…

How to Be a Force for Good

Daniel Goleman on how we can follow the Dalai Lama's lead in truly making our world better.

How Meditation Changes Your Brain — and Your Life

Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson tell the story of this revolutionary breakthrough in our understanding of how meditation works.

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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.

Making the Right Choice as a Consumer

Daniel Goleman says the key to becoming a socially engaged consumer is to be mindful at the moment we’re deciding whether to buy something. Knowing the full range of its impacts is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and for the Earth.

The Lama in the Lab: Neuroscience and Meditation

Daniel Goleman reports on the dialog between science and Buddhism, especially on how neuroscientists are measuring the effects of meditation.