Friday, November 16, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sterling Memorial Library (SML), Lecture Hall
Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Health, Emotion, & Behavior Laboratory Department of Psychology Faculty Fellow, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Child Study CenterDescription: Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. He is also Deputy Director of Yale's Health, Emotion and Behavior Laboratory and Head of the Emotional Intelligence Unit in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy.
Dr. Brackett is an author of over 80 scholarly publications, including seven social and emotional (SEL) programs. He is the lead developer of The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning, an evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) program that currently is implemented in hundreds of schools throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Brackett has received over $5 million grants to conduct research on (1) the measurement of emotion skills using performance assessment tools, particularly among educators and students; (2) the role of emotions in attention, memory, learning, and decision making; (3) the mechanisms by which emotion skills are linked to important life outcomes, including relationship quality, mental health, academic achievement, and success in the workplace; and (4) the impact of SEL training, including The RULER Approach, on student, teacher, and school leader effectiveness.
Much of Dr. Brackett’s research is being extended to different cultures, including England, Spain, Italy, Australia, and China. Dr. Brackett co-developed two courses on emotional intelligence, one at Yale University for undergraduates and the other for aspiring school leaders at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning's (CASEL) Research Advisory and Program Provider Groups.