What is Emotional Intelligence?

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Yale University

Marc Brackett is director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He is also a senior research scientist in psychology and faculty fellow in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University. He serves on numerous research advisory boards, including CASEL, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, and the Greater Good Science Center.


Emotional Intelligence 101

Emotions matter. They influence our thinking, decisions, relationships, health, and everyday effectiveness. The concept of emotional intelligence was developed in the 1990s to help people ‘make sense’ out of their emotional lives. Yet, today, even with hundreds of scholarly articles, popular books, and training programs on the topic, most people could not define emotional intelligence. In this highly interactive presentation, Professor Brackett will lead the audience through a brief history of the field, starting with the original, ability model of emotional intelligence developed at Yale.


The Five Components of Emotional Intelligence

  1. Recognizing
  2. Understanding
  3. Labeling
  4. Expressing
  5. Regular Emotion


Participants will then learn about the five key skills of emotional intelligence: recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotion. Recent research on what emotional intelligence predicts about people’s lives at home, school, and in the workplace will be discussed. He also will highlight Yale Center’s evidence-based approach to teaching emotional intelligence, RULER, which is now widely adopted by hundreds of school systems and organizations around the world. Several practical tools and strategies that participants can use in their daily lives to enhance their own emotional intelligence will be provided.


Learn more about the Five Components of Emotional Intelligence

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Petar Kashev

I enjoyed watching this presentation and think more people should learn what is emotional intelligence.

8 months ago
Pedro Uribe Bermudez

great presentation poor recording

Marc is a great speaker, he keeps the audience engage, and he delivers the message in a simple and easy to understand way. The recording is not appropriate to capture the content on the screen. I suggest attaching the slides presented. Thank you professor Marc.

4 months ago
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