David Caruso, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: EI Skills Group
Email: David@eiskills.com


David is a management psychologist who develops and conducts emotional intelligence training around the world. David’s services include leader development, career assessment, team effectiveness training, and executive coaching. 
At Yale University, he is the Special Assistant to the Dean of Yale College. David has co-authored dozens of scientific publications, as well as the Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test and, with Peter Salovey, the practical, how-to book, The Emotionally Intelligent Manager.

He was a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development pre-doctoral fellow and received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. He was then awarded a National Institute of Mental Health fellowship and spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow in Developmental Psychology at Yale University. 

His career over the next 10 years took him in a very different direction.  He held positions in market research, strategic planning, and product line management. During that time, David led numerous product development teams, trained sales staff, and developed marketing plans in the United States and Europe. As a product manager, he was responsible for launching a line of software products with first-year revenue of $11 million.


Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D.R. (2008). Emotional intelligence: New ability or eclectic mix of traits? American Psychologist, 63, 503-517.

Caruso, D.R. (2004). Defining the Inkblot Called Emotional Intelligence. Issues in Emotional Intelligence, [On-line serial], 1(1).

Mayer, J.D., Salovey, P & Caruso, D.R. (2004). Emotional intelligence: Theory, findings, and implications. Psychological Inquiry, 15, 197-215.

Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., Caruso, D. R., & Sitarenios, G. (2003). Measuring and modeling emotional intelligence with the MSCEIT V 2.0. Emotion, 3, 97-105.

Caruso, D.R., Mayer, J.D., & Salovey, P. (2002). Relation of an ability measure of emotional intelligence to personality. Journal of Personality Assessment, 79, 306-320.

Book Chapters

Caruso, D.R. (2006). Emotional intelligence. In S. Rogelberg (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.

Caruso, D.R., Bienn, B. & Kornacki, S.A. (2006). Emotional intelligence in the workplace. In J. Ciarrochi, J. Forgas & J.D. Mayer (Eds.), Emotional intelligence in everyday life (2nd edition). Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

Mayer, J.D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D.R. (2000). Models of emotional intelligence. In R.J. Sternberg (Ed.), The handbook of intelligence (pp. 396-420). New York: Cambridge University Press.


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