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Marc Brackett

Director, Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence, USA

Marc Brackett is founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. His grant-funded research focuses on: the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, relationship quality, and mental health; the measurement of emotional intelligence; best practices for teaching emotional intelligence; and the influences of emotional intelligence training on children's and adults' effectiveness, health, creativity, and both school and workplace climate. Marc is the lead developer of RULER (an acronym for the five key emotion skills of recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions) an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 1,500 public, charter, and private pre-school to high schools across the United States and in other countries, including Australia, China, England, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and Sri Lanka. Marc regularly consults with large companies, including Facebook and Google on best practices for integrating the principles of emotional intelligence into training and product design. With Facebook, he has developed a number of products, including: social resolution tools to help adults and youth resolve online conflict, the bullying prevention hub to support educators, families, and teens, and InspirED, an open-source resource center to support high school students in leading positive change in their schools. He also is a distinguished scientist on the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. Marc has published 125 scholarly articles and has received numerous awards, including the Joseph E. Zins Award for his research on social and emotional learning and an honorary doctorate from Manhattanville College. Marc also holds a 5th degree black belt in Hapkido, a Korean martial art.

 

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