Daniel Goleman is an internationally renounced author, psychologist, science journalist and corporate consultant. He was born to a professor couple in Stockton, California where his father taught world literature at the San Joaquin Delta College, while his mother taught in the sociology department of what is now the University of the Pacific . Goleman received his Ph.D. from the Harvard, where he has also given classes.
Goleman authored the international best-seller book Emotional Intelligence (1995, Bantam Books) that spent about one-and-a-half-years on the New York Times Best Seller list . Goleman's other best-seller book is Social Intelligence. Previously, Goleman has written for the New York Times, editing its science page and specializing in psychology and brain sciences.