Emotions Matter

Emotions drive learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships, and health.

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the power of emotions to create a more effective and compassionate society. The Center conducts research and teaches people of all ages how to develop their emotional intelligence.

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  • Dena Simmons, a 2016 Scenarios USA Honoree
    Dena Simmons, a 2016 Scenarios USA Honoree

    NEW YORK ~ Scenarios USA, a national non-profit organization that uses education and filmmaking to engage teens to think critically and creatively on issues of social justice and identity, with a focus on underrepresented communities, will host the 2016 Scenarios Awards/Gala on June 7, 2016. The Gala will honor influential individuals in media and education as well as the winners of the Scenarios 2016 REAL DEAL Writing Contest, and will host dynamic guests across fields of film, philanthropy, activism and more. The Gala will honor Dena Simmons, a prolific writer and thought leader on education reform prioritizing social justice pedagogy. @DenaSimmons Read more

  • Dena Simmons at the United Nations
    Dena Simmons at the United Nations

    May 19, 2016~ Dena Simmons speaks at the World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship hosted at the UN. Dena’s talk is titled EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – Why a digital world depends on it. @TheWSIE @DenaSimmons For more information     Read more

  • Emotions Expert From Yale Imparts Wise Insights In Trumbull Talk
    Emotions Expert From Yale Imparts Wise Insights In Trumbull Talk

    Trumbull Daily Voice ~ April 25th, 2016 | FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Hundreds of parents and students packed the Trumbull High School auditorium for a lively session on emotional intelligence and how knowing how to recognize and regulate feelings can affect performance in school, work and life. “Emotion management is tough, isn’t it?” lecturer Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, asked the audience last week. “We’d all be a little healthier and happier if we were more skilled at regulating feelings.” Full Article Here Read more

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