Marc A. Brackett

Professor in the Child Study Center; Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence; Co-Creater, RULER

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Child Study Center: Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy | Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence


Marc Brackett is Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. His grant-funded research focuses on the role of emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, relationship quality, wellbeing, performance, and organizational climate, as well as the measurement of emotional intelligence. Dr. Brackett is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 1200 public, charter, and private schools across the United States and in other countries, including Australia, England, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. RULER infuses the five key skills of emotional intelligence (recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotion) into the fabric of schools through training for school leaders, educators and staff, students, and families. RULER has been shown to enhance wellbeing, academic performance, and school climate.

Dr. Brackett has published over 100 scholarly articles and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Joseph E. Zins award for his research on emotional intelligence in schools. His research is featured regularly in popular media, including the New York Times, Time Magazine, and National Public Radio. Dr. Brackett regularly consults with school systems and companies around the world and for the last four years he has worked with Facebook to develop tools that help adults and children develop emotional intelligence and resolve online conflict. Marc also holds a 5th degree black belt in Hapkido, a Korean martial art.

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Marc A. Brackett
Lab Location
340 Edwards Street, Fl 2
New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
Nieson Irving Harris Building
230 South Frontage Road

New Haven, CT 06519
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340 Edwards St
New Haven, CT 06511

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence