Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Email: marc.brackett@yale.edu

Websites:
www.therulerapproach.org
www.ei.yale.edu

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Biography

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Senior Research Scientist in Psychology, and Faculty Fellow in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University.  Dr. Brackett is an author on over 100 scholarly publications which focus on (1) the role of emotions in learning, decision making, relationship quality, and mental health, (2) the measurement of emotional intelligence, and (3) experiments to demonstrate how emotional intelligence training improves people’s lives. Dr. Brackett is the developer of RULER—a CASEL SELect social and emotional learning program that has reached nearly 1 million students from kindergarten to high school as well as school leaders, teachers, staff, and families. RULER has been shown to boost academic performance, decrease school problems, enrich classroom climates, and enhance teacher instructional practices. Dr. Brackett is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Joseph E. Zins Award for his research on emotional intelligence, and he serves on a wide-range of advisory boards, including CASEL and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. Dr. Brackett consults with school systems and corporations around the world and his research has been featured in the New York Times and on National Public Radio. Currently, he consults with Facebook on two projects. The first is a large-scale study to prevent and decrease bullying and the second is an online bullying prevention center to help children, families, and schools better manage bullying. He also holds a 5th degree black belt in Hapkido, a Korean martial art.

Articles

Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., Reyes, M. R., & Salovey, P. (in press). Improving the social and emotional climate of classrooms: A clustered randomized controlled trial testing The RULER Approach. Prevention Science.

Brackett, M. A., Reyes, M. R., Rivers, S. E., Elbertson, N., & Salovey, P. (in press). Assessing teachers’ beliefs about social and emotional learning. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Reyes, M. R., Brackett, M. A., Rivers, S. E., White, M., Mashburn, A. J., & Salovey, P. (in press). Classroom emotional climate, student engagement, and academic achievement, Journal of Educational Psychology.

Brackett, M. A., Rivers, S. E., Reyes, M. R., & Salovey, P. (in press). Enhancing academic performance and social and emotional competence with the RULER Feeling Words Curriculum. Learning and Individual Differences.

Reyes, M. R., Brackett, M. A., Rivers, S. E., Elbertson, N.,  & Salovey, P. (in press). The interaction effects of program training, dosage, and implementation quality on targeted student outcomes for The RULER Approach to social and emotional learning, School Psychology Review.

Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., Cook, M., Omori, M., Sickler, C., & Salovey, P. (in press). Emotion skills as a protective factor for risky behaviors among college students. Journal of College Student Development.

Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., Reyes, M. R., Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D. R., & Salovey, P. (in press). Measuring Emotional Intelligence in early adolescence with the MSCEIT-YV: Psychometric properties and relationship with academic performance and psychosocial Functioning. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Brackett, M. A., Reyes, M. R., Rivers, S. E., Elbertson, N. E., & Salovey, P. (2011). Classroom Emotional Climate, Teacher Affiliation, and Student Conduct. Journal of Classroom Interactions, 46, 27-46.

Brackett, M. A., Rivers, S. E., & Salovey, P. (2011). Emotional intelligence: Personal, Social, Educational, and Workplace Implications. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5, 88-103.

Rivers, S. E., & Brackett, M. A. (2011). Achieving standards in the English language arts (and more) using The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 27, 75-100.

Brackett, M. A., Palomera, R., Mojsa, J., Reyes, M., & Salovey, P. (2010). Emotion regulation ability, job satisfaction, and burnout among British secondary school teachers. Psychology in the Schools, 47, 406-417.

Ivcevic, Z., Pillemer, D. B., Brackett, M. A. (2010). Self-esteem memories and school success in early adolescence. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24, 1265-1278.

Palomera, R., Fernàndez-Berrocal, P., & Brackett, M. A. (2008). Emotional intelligence as a basic competency in pre-service teacher training: Some evidence. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 6, 437-454.

Dunn, E., Brackett, M. A., Ashton-James, C., Schneiderman, E., & Salovey, P. (2007). Emotionally intelligent time travel: Individual differences in affective forecasting ability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 85-93.

Brackett, M. A., & Mayer, J. D. (2007). The life space: A framework and method to describe the individual’s external “traits”. Imagination, Cognition, & Personality,26, 3-41.

Ivcevic, Z., Brackett, M. A, & Mayer, J. D. (2007). Emotional intelligence and emotional creativity. Journal of Personality, 75, 199-236.
• Award for Excellence in Research, MENSA Education and Research Foundation.

Palomera, R., Gil-Olarte, P., & Brackett, M. A. (2007). Se perciben con inteligencia emocional los docentes? Posibles consecuencias sobre la calidad educativa. Revista de Educación, 341, 687-704.

Reis, D. L., Brackett, M. A., Shamosh, N. A., Kiehl, K. A., Salovey, P., & Gray, J. R. (2007). Emotional Intelligence predicts individual differences in social exchange reasoning. NeuroImage, 35, 1385-91.

Rivers, S., Brackett, M. A., Katulak, N., & Salovey, P. (2007). Regulating anger and sadness: An exploration of discrete emotions in emotion regulation. Journal of Happiness Studies, 8, 393-427.

Brackett, M. A., Rivers, S., Shiffman, S., Lerner, N., & Salovey, P. (2006). Relating emotional abilities to social functioning: A comparison of performance and self-report measures of emotional intelligence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 780-795.

Márquez, P. G., Palomera Martín, R., & Brackett, M. A. (2006). Relating emotional intelligence to social competence and academic achievement in high school students, Psichothema, 18, 118-123.

Palomera Martín, R., & Brackett, M. A. (2006). Frequency of positive affect as a possible mediator between perceived emotional intelligence and life satisfaction. Ansiedad y Estrés, 12, 231-239.

Brackett, M. A., Warner, R. M., & Bosco, J. (2005). Emotional intelligence and relationship quality among couples. Personal Relationships, 12, 197-212.

Brackett, M. A., Mayer, J. D., & Warner, R. M. (2004). Emotional intelligence and its relation to everyday behaviour. Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 1387-1402.

Lopes, P. N., Brackett, M. A., Nezlek, J. B., Schutz, A., Sellin, I., & Salovey, P. (2004). Emotional intelligence and social interaction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 1018-1034.

Brackett, M. A., & Mayer, J. D. (2003). Convergent, discriminant, and incremental validity of competing measures of emotional intelligence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1147-1158. 
• Award for Excellence in Research, MENSA Education and Research Foundation.
• Reprinted in MENSA Research Journal, 35, 21-32.

Ivcevic, Z., Mayer, J. D., & Brackett, M. A. (2002-2003). Exploring personality the natural way: An inquiry into open-ended self-descriptions. Imagination, Cognition, & Personality, 22, 211-238.

Mayer, J. D., Brackett, M. A., & Ivcevic, Z. (2001). Emotion in the assessment of personality. Psychological Inquiry, 13, 77-80.

Fenster, A., Markus, K. M., Wiedemann, C., Brackett, M. A., & Fernandez, J. (2001). Selecting tomorrow’s forensic psychologists: A fresh look at some familiar predictors. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 6, 336-348.

Book Chapters

Rivers, S.E., Hagelskamp, C., & Brackett, M.A. (in press). Understanding and assessing the social-emotional attributes of classrooms. In J. McMillan (Ed.), Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessments. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Brackett, M.A., Cook, M., Elbertson, N., Bausseron, E., Castillo, R., & Salovey, P. (in press). Reconceptualizing the cognition-emotion link. In M. D. Robinson, E. Harmon-Jones, & E. R. Watkins (Eds.), Handbook of cognition and emotion. New York: Guilford.

Brackett, M. A., Maurer, M., Rivers, S. E., Elbertson, N., Carpenter, M. D., Kremenitzer, J. P., Alster, B. E., Stuart-Wonderlie, L., Cassella, P., & Bauer, J. (2011). Creating emotionally literate classrooms. In M. A. Brackett & J. P. Kremenitzer with M. Maurer, M. Carpenter, S. E. Rivers, & N. Elbertson (Eds.), Emotional literacy in the classroom: Upper Elementary. Portchester, NY: National Professional Resources.

Brackett, M. A., Elbertson, N., Alster, B., Kremenitzer, J. P., & Caruso, D. (in press). Emotionally literate teaching. In M. A. Brackett & J. P. Kremenitzer with M. Maurer, M. Carpenter, S. E. Rivers, & N. Elbertson (Eds.), Emotional literacy in the classroom: Upper Elementary. Portchester, NY: National Professional Resources.

Elbertson, N., Rivers, S. E., & Brackett, M. A., & Voyce, C. (in press). Integrating emotional literacy into your school: Guidelines for effective implementation. In M. A. Brackett & J. P. Kremenitzer with M. Maurer, M. Carpenter, S. E. Rivers, & N. Elbertson (Eds.), Emotional literacy in the classroom: Upper Elementary. Portchester, NY: National Professional Resources.

Rivers, S. E., Lord, H., Sandoval, R. F., McLaughlin, K., Carpenter, M., & Brackett, M. A. (in press). Educating the whole child with emotional literacy: Links to social, emotional, and academic outcomes. In M. A. Brackett, & J. P. Kremenitzer with M. Maurer, M. Carpenter, S. E. Rivers, & N. Elbertson (Eds.), Emotional literacy in the classroom: Upper Elementary. Portchester, NY: National Professional Resources.

Elbertson, N., Brackett, M. A., & Weissberg, R. (in press). School-based social and emotional learning (SEL) Programming: Current perspectives. In A. Hargreaves, M. Fullan, D. Hopkins, & A. Lieberman (Eds.). The second international handbook of educational change. New York: Springer.

Brackett, M. A., Patti, J., Stern, R., Rivers, S. E., Elbertson, N., Chisholm, C., & Salovey, P. (2009). A sustainable, skill-based model to building emotionally literate schools. In R. Thompson, M. Hughes, & J. B. Terrell (Eds.), Handbook of developing emotional and social intelligence: Best practices, case studies, and tools (pp. 329-358). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Casey, J., Garrett, J., Brackett, M. A., & Rivers, S. (2008). Emotional intelligence, relationship quality, and partner selection. In G. Geher & G. Miller (Eds.), Mating intelligence: Sex, relationships, and the mind’s reproductive system (pp. 263-282). New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Kremenitzer, J., Mojsa, J., & Brackett, M. A. (2008). Creating an emotionally intelligent classroom culture. In R. Emmerling, V. K. Shanwal, & M. K. Mandal (Eds.), Emotional intelligence: Theoretical and cultural perspectives. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., & Salovey, P. (2008). Measuring emotional intelligence as a mental ability in adults and children. In G.J. Boyle, G. Matthews, & D.H. Saklofske (Eds.), Handbook of personality theory and testing (pp. 440-460). London, England, UK: Sage Publications.

Latimer, A. E., Rench, T. A., Brackett, M. A. (2007). Emotional intelligence – A framework for examining emotions in sport and exercise groups. In M. Beauchamp & M. Eys (Eds.), Group dynamics advances in sport and exercise psychology: contemporary themes (pp. 3-22).New York: Routledge.

Brackett, M. A., Alster, B., Wolfe, C., Katulak, N., & Fale, E. (2007). Creating an emotionally intelligent school district: A skill-based approach. In R. Bar-On, K. Maree, & M. Elias (Eds.), Educating people to be emotionally intelligent (pp. 123-137). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Brackett, M. A., & Katulak, N. (2007). The emotionally intelligent classroom: Skill-based training for teachers and students. In J. Ciarrochi & J. D. Mayer (Eds.), Improving emotional intelligence: A practitioner’s guide (pp. 1 – 27). New York, NY: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis.

Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., Salovey, P., & Mayer, J. D. (2007). Measuring Emotional Intelligence as a set of mental abilities. In G. Matthews, M. Zeidner, & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), The science of emotional intelligence (pp.230-257). New York, NY:Oxford University Press.

Grewal, D., Brackett, M. A., & Salovey, P. (2006). Emotional intelligence and the self-regulation of affect. In D.K. Snyder, J.A. Simpson, & J.N. Hughs (Eds.), Emotion regulation in couples and families (pp. 37-55). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Brackett, M. A., & Geher, G. (2006). Measuring emotional intelligence: Paradigmatic shifts and common ground. In J. Ciarrochi, J. P. Forgas & J. D. Mayer (Eds.), Emotional intelligence and everyday life (2nd ed.) (pp. 27-50). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Brackett, M. A., & Rivers, S. (2004). Emotional intelligence: A burgeoning science. [Review of G. Matthews, M. Zeidner, & R. D. Roberts, Emotional intelligence: Science and myth], PsychCRITIQUES, 49.

Brackett, M. A., & Salovey, P. (2004). Measuring emotional intelligence as a mental ability with the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test. In G. Geher (Ed.), Measurement of Emotional Intelligence (pp. 179-194). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
        • Reprinted in Spanish in Psichothema (2006)

Hall, S. E. K., Geher, G., & Brackett, M. A. (2004). The measurement of emotional intelligence in children: The case of reactive attachment disorder.In G. Geher (Ed.), Measurement of Emotional Intelligence (pp. 195-214). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Brackett, M. A., Lopes, P., Ivcevic, Z., Mayer, J. D., & Salovey, P. (2004). Integrating emotion and cognition: The role of emotional intelligence. In D. Dai & R. Sternberg (Eds.), Motivation, emotion, and cognition: Integrating perspectives on intellectual functioning (pp. 175-194). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

 

 

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