Botín Foundation partners with Yale to examine creativity, emotion

Botín Foundation partners with Yale to examine creativity, emotion

Yale News– Yale University has announced an agreement with the Botín Foundation to advance research in the area of emotional intelligence. The collaboration, which brings new funding for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, supports a scientific investigation of the links between creativity and emotion.

A March 13 signing ceremony on the Yale campus was attended by foundation staff members and executives of Banco Santander, the international bank chaired by Botín Foundation head Emilio Botín.

Representing Yale was Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D., the University’s president-elect and a leader in the field of emotional intelligence. “The University is deeply grateful to the Botín Foundation,” he said. “This collaboration will yield new insights on how we can best teach the skills people need to succeed in their daily lives, including ways to increase innovation and to generate economic growth and social development.”

One outcome of the project will be the development of educational materials for the Botín Centre, a cultural and educational project in Santander, Spain, slated to open in 2014.

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