Elegantly and succinctly, David Howe explains the theory of emotional intelligence - and its vital practical value - to an audience of students and practitioners across a range of human services and caring professions. He makes a powerful case for the importance of understanding and managing emotions for effective professional practice.
After a degree in the natural sciences and careers in teaching and social work, in 1976 I took up a post as lecturer at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. I am currently an Emeritus Professor in the School of Social Work and Psychology at UEA. Over the years, my research and writing interests have included social work theory, adoption, emotional intelligence, empathy, attachment theory, and child abuse and neglect. To date, I have written 17 books. I have a new book due out November 2012 - "EMPATHY: What it is and why it matters", published by Palgrave Macmillan.
And when I'm not writing, you might spot me on top of a mountain in the Lake District or Scotland. Or find me wandering a coastal path in Cornwall, Norfolk or Pembroke. There was a time when I could climb, walk and think about my next book. But now I'm getting old and retired, it takes all my energy just to get up a hill, never mind think at the same time.