Dr. Marc Brackett – Emotional Intelligence

Marc Brackett is Deputy Director of Yale University’s Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory, and Fellow and Head of the Emotional Intelligence Unit at the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. His programs and research reach across the globe with special emphasis on the U.S., England, Spain, China, Japan, and Canada.

Dr. Brackett’s work as a research scientist in the Department of Psychology at Yale University focuses on the measurement of emotional intelligence, the links between emotional intelligence and important life outcomes (well-being, academic performance), and testing whether emotional literacy training can improve personal lives and academic/work performance.

Based on his research Dr. Brackett suggests educators use a particular model of emotional literacy to teach the skills associated with recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions.  Knowledge of the skills of underlying selfand social awareness contributes to the positive development of children and adults.

Dr. Brackett is the author, co-author and editor of more than 50 scholarly publications, including six educational curricula in SEL - social and emotional learning.