Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Marc Brackett, Ph.D. is a Connecticut-based psychologist, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, professor at the Child Study Center at Yale University, and author of Permission to Feel. He received his bachelor's in psychology from Rutgers University, both his master's and doctorate in personality and social psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Psychology Department at Yale.

Brackett has published 125 scholarly articles and received numerous awards, including the Joseph E. Zins Award for his research on social and emotional learning, and an honorary doctorate from Manhattanville College. He is a distinguished scientist on the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. Brackett is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 1,500 public, charter, and private preschool to high schools across the United States and in other countries, including Australia, China, England, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and Sri Lanka. He regularly consults with large companies, including Facebook and Google, on best practices for integrating the principles of emotional intelligence into training and product design.