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Q&A: Tackling Emotions at Facebook

Posted on Nov 18, 2014

The Yale Daily News ~ Marc Brackett is the director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, a faculty fellow at the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, and a senior research scientist in the psychology department. He is the co-creator of RULER, an evidence-based program aimed at … read more

A Less Discussed Take on Cyberbullying: Building the Culture of Empathy

A Less Discussed Take on Cyberbullying: Building the Culture of Empathy

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

The Huffington Post ~ October was the national bullying prevention month in the United States and the media paid significant attention to the issue…The latest results of the Pew Research Study on online harassment indicate the pervasiveness of this phenomenon Read Full … read more

Self-interest Beneficial in Relationships

Self-interest Beneficial in Relationships

Posted on Nov 4, 2014

Yale Daily News ~ A new psychology study undertaken by researchers at the University of Toronto and Yale found that people have more difficulty rejecting an undesirable potential date when they believe the person actually exists. They found in two similar experiments that people are less able to reject suitors in … read more

Meet The Moodsters!

Meet The Moodsters!

Posted on Oct 28, 2014

PR Newswire- Award-winning child development and parenting expert Denise Daniels, Founder  of Jelly Jam Entertainment,  worked with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to create a curriculum exclusively for The Moodsters, a new children’s brand designed to help kids learn how to understand and manage … read more

Meet Facebook’s Mr. Nice

Meet Facebook’s Mr. Nice

Posted on Oct 27, 2014

New York Times- Of Facebook’s 7,185 employees, Arturo Bejar may have the most difficult job. No, he is not responsible for increasing advertising revenue or keeping the website alive 24 hours a day. Mr. Bejar has a much more inscrutable task: teaching the site’s 1.3 billion users, especially its tens of millions of … read more

Why college freshmen need to take Emotions 101

Why college freshmen need to take Emotions 101

Posted on Sep 30, 2014

Washington Post- Too many college students face challenges for which they are emotionally ill-equipped to handle. In fact, suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. In this piece, from OpEd Project’s Yale Public Voices Fellowship program, two mental health experts and program fellows explain … read more

‘Grit’ May Not Spur Creative Success, Scholars Say

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Education Week- Inventor Thomas A. Edison once famously said, “Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration.” But that doesn’t mean effort actually causes creative achievement. In the ongoing education debate on the importance of talent and practice, new studies presented at the American … read more

Face time vs. screen time: The technological impact on communication

Face time vs. screen time: The technological impact on communication

Posted on Aug 29, 2014

Deseret News- Marc Brackett didn’t become the director of Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence out of curiosity about emotions. He got there after being bullied in school, followed by years of therapy. “My primary influence was being a kid who was bullied and didn’t know how to deal with it … read more

Bridgeport schools year starts on supportive note

Bridgeport schools year starts on supportive note

Posted on Aug 27, 2014

ctpost.com- BRIDGEPORT — In front of an estimated 2,000 staff and community members, Bridgeport’s interim schools chief, Fran Rabinowitz, opened the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday by setting a kinder, gentler tone for the district. With the help of keynote speaker Marc Brackett, director of Yale … read more

Bridgeport schools to use new program on students

Posted on Aug 25, 2014

ctpost.com- BRIDGEPORT — The city school district is teaming up with Yale University this fall to improve the social and emotional outcomes of students. The theory is that if students can recognize, understand and reign in their emotions effectively, they can persevere and succeed academically. Interim Schools … read more