Peter Salovey, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Yale University
Email: peter.salovey@yale.edu

Biography

Peter Salovey is the 23rd president of Yale University and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology. Prior to becoming president, Salovey served as the provost at Yale.  Other leadership roles at Yale have included: chair of the Department of Psychology; dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and dean of Yale College.

After receiving an A.B. (psychology) and A.M. (sociology) from Stanford University in 1980 Salovey earned his Ph.D. at Yale in 1986. Since joining the Yale faculty in 1986, he has studied the connection between human emotion and health behavior, and played key roles in multiple Yale programs including: the Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory, which Salovey founded and is now called the Center for Emotional Intelligence; the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS; and the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program. He currently holds secondary faculty appointments in the Schools of Management and Public Health, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and the Sociology Department.

Salovey has authored or edited over a dozen books translated into eleven languages and published hundreds of journal articles and essays, focused primarily on human emotion and health behavior. With John D. Mayer, he developed an ability-based model of emotional intelligence, along with the MSCEIT, a performance-based method for assessing EI.

In addition to teaching and mentoring scores of graduate students, Salovey has won both the William Clyde DeVane Medal for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching in Yale College and the Lex Hixon '63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2013.

Articles

Salovey, P., & Mayer, J.D.  (1990).  Emotional intelligence. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 9, 185-211.

Mayer, J.D., & Salovey, P.  (1993).  The intelligence of emotional intelligence. Intelligence, 17, 433-442.

Mayer, J.D., Caruso, D., & Salovey, P.  (1999).  Emotional intelligence meets traditional standards for an intelligence.  Intelligence, 27, 267-298.

Mayer, J.D., Salovey, P., Caruso, D.L., & Sitarenios, G. (2001).  Emotional intelligence as a standard intelligence.  Emotion, 1, 232-242.

Mayer, J.D., Salovey, P., Caruso, D.R., & Sitarenios, G. (2003).  Measuring emotional intelligence with the MSCEIT V2.0.  Emotion, 3, 97-105.

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

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. (2004).  A further consideration of the issues of emotional intelligence.  Psychological Inquiry, 15, 249-255.

Grewal, D.D., & Salovey, P. (2005).  Feeling smart: The science of emotional intelligence.  American Scientist, 93, 330-339.

Salovey, P., & Grewal, D. (2005).  The science of emotional intelligence.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 281-285.

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

Reis, D.L., Brackett, M.A., Shamosh, N.A., Kiehl, K.A., Salovey, P., & Gray, J. (2007).  Emotional intelligence predicts individual differences in social exchange reasoning.  NeuroImage, 35, 1385-1391.

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

Ameriks, J., Wranik, T., & Salovey, P. (2009).  Emotional intelligence and investor behavior.  Research Foundation of CFA Institute Publications, 1-75.

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

Cote, S., Lopes, P.N., Salovey, P., & Miners, C.T.H.  (2010). Emotional intelligence and leadership emergence in small groups.  The Leadership Quarterly, 21, 496-508.

Brackett, M.A., Reyes, M.R., Rivers, S.E., Elbertson, N.A., & Salovey, P.  (2011). Classroom emotional climate, teacher affiliation, and student conduct.  Journal of Classroom Interaction, 46, 27-36.

Brackett, M.A., Rivers, S.E., & Salovey, P.  (2011). Emotional intelligence:  Implications for personal, social, academic, and workplace success.  Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5, 88-103.

Brackett, M.A., Reyes, M.R., Rivers, S.E., Elbertson, N.A., & Salovey, P. (2012). Assessing teachers' beliefs about social and emotional learning. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30, 219-236.

Brackett, M.A., Rivers, S.E., Reyes, M.R., & Salovey, P.  (2012). Enhancing academic performance and social and emotional competence with the RULER feeling words curriculum.  Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 218-224.

Mayer, J.D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D.R.  (2012). The validity of the MSCEIT: Additional analyses and evidence.  Emotion Review, 4, 403-408.

Reyes, M. R., Brackett, M. A., Rivers, S. E., Elbertson, N.A., & Salovey, P. (2012). 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, 41, 82-99.

Reyes, M. R., Brackett, M. A., Rivers, S. E., White, M., & Salovey, P. (2012). Classroom emotional climate, student engagement, and academic achievement, Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 700-712.

Rivers, S.E., Brackett, M.A., Reyes, M.R., Mayer, J.D., Caruso, D., & Salovey, P. (2012). Measuring emotional intelligence in early adolescence with the MSCEIT-YV: Psychometric properties and relationship with academic performance and psychosocial functioning. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30, 344-366.

Brackett, M. A., Floman, J.L., Ashton-James, C., Cherkasskiy, L., & Salovey, P.  (2013). The Influence of teacher emotion on grading practices: A preliminary look at the evaluation of student writing. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 19, 634-646.

Hagelskamp, C., Brackett, M.A., Rivers, S.E., & Salovey, P. (2013). Improving classroom quality with the RULER approach to social and emotional learning: Proximal and distal outcomes. American Journal of Community Psychology, 51, 530-543.

Rivers, S.E., Brackett, M.A., Omori, M., Sickler, C., Bertoli, M.C., & Salovey, P. (2013). Emotion skills as a protective factor for risky behaviors among college students.  Journal of College Student Development, 54, 172-183.

Rivers, S.E., Brackett, M.A., Reyes, M.R., Elbertson, N.A., & Salovey, P. (2013). Improving the social and emotional climate of classrooms: A clustered randomized controlled trial testing the RULER approach. Prevention Science, 14, 77-87.

Mayer, J.D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D.R. (2014).  Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) – Youth Research Version (YRV).   Researcher’s Guide.  Toronto, Ontario: Multi-Health Systems, Inc.

Book Chapters

Salovey, P., Hsee, C., & Mayer, J.D.  (1993).  Emotional intelligence and the self-regulation of affect.  In D.M. Wegner & J.W. Pennebaker (Eds.), Handbook of mental control (pp. 258-277).  Englewood Cliffs, NJ:  Prentice-Hall.

Salovey, P., & Mayer, J.D.  (1994).  Some final thoughts about personality and intelligence.  In R.J. Sternberg & P. Ruzgis (Eds.), Personality and intelligence (pp. 303-318).  Cambridge, England:  Cambridge University Press.

Salovey, P., Mayer, J.D., Goldman, S., Turvey, C., & Palfai, T. (1995).  Emotional attention, clarity, and repair:  Exploring emotional intelligence using the Trait Meta-Mood Scale.  In J. Pennebaker (Ed.), Emotion, disclosure, and health (pp. 125-154).  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Mayer, J.D., & Salovey, P. (1997).  What is emotional intelligence?  In P. Salovey & D. Sluyter (Eds.), Emotional development and emotional intelligence:  Implications for educators (pp. 3-31).  New York:  Basic Books.

Salovey, P., Bedell, B.T., Detweiler, J.B., & Mayer, J.D.  (1999).  Coping intelligently:  Emotional intelligence and the coping process.  In C.R. Snyder (Ed.), Coping: The psychology of what works (pp. 141-164).  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Mayer, J.D., Caruso, D. & Salovey, P. (2000).  Selecting a measure of emotional intelligence:  The case for ability scales. In R. Bar-On & J.D.A. Parker (Eds.), The handbook of emotional intelligence (pp. 320-342).  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

Mayer, J.D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D. (2000).  Emotional intelligence as Zeitgeist, as personality, and as a mental ability. In R. Bar-On & J.D.A. Parker (Eds.), The handbook of emotional intelligence (pp. 92-117).  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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

Salovey, P., Bedell, B.T., Detweiler, J.B., & Mayer, J.D.  (2000).  Current directions in emotional intelligence research.  In M. Lewis & J.M. Haviland-Jones (Eds.), Handbook of emotions (2nd edition, pp. 504-520).  New York:  Guilford Press.

Salovey, P. (2001).  Applied emotional intelligence:  Regulating emotions to become healthy, wealthy, and wise.  In J. Ciarrochi, J. Forgas, & J.D. Mayer (Eds.), Emotional intelligence in everyday life: A scientific inquiry (pp. 168-184)  Philadelphia, PA:  Psychology Press.

Salovey, P. (2001).  Emotionele intelligentie: Stand van zaken.  In C. Hamaker (Ed.), Een boek vol emoties (pp. 27-32).  Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Salovey, P., Woolery, A., & Mayer, J.D.  (2001). Emotional intelligence: Conceptualization and measurement.  In G.J.O. Fletcher & M.S. Clark (Eds.), Blackwell handbook of social psychology: Interpersonal processes (pp. 279-307).  Malden, MA:  Blackwell Publishers.

Caruso, D.R., Mayer, J.D., & Salovey, P. (2002).  Emotional intelligence and emotional leadership.  In R.E. Riggio, S.E. Murphy, & F.J. Pirozzolo  (Eds.),  Multiple intelligences and leadership (pp. 55-74).  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Pizarro, D.A., & Salovey, P.  (2002). Being and becoming a good person:  The role of emotional intelligence in moral development and behavior.  In J. Aronson & D. Cordova (Eds.), Improving academic achievement:  Impact of psychological factors on education (pp. 247-266)San Diego: Academic Press.

Salovey, P., Mayer, J.D., & Caruso, D.  (2002). The positive psychology of emotional intelligence.  In C.R. Snyder & S.J. Lopez (Eds.), The handbook of positive psychology (pp. 159-171).  New York: Oxford University Press.
Salovey, P., & Lopes, P.N. (2003).  Emotional intelligence.  In J.W. Guthrie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of education (2nd edition, Volume 4, pp. 1191-1194).  New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

Salovey, P., Mayer, J.D., Caruso, D., & Lopes, P.N. (2003).  Measuring emotional intelligence as a set of abilities with the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test.  In S.J. Lopez & C.R. Snyder (Eds.), Positive psychological assessment: A handbook of models and measures (pp. 251-265).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Salovey, P., & Pizarro, D.A. (2003).  The value of emotional intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg, J. Lautrey, & T. I. Lubart (Eds.), Models of intelligence: International perspectives (pp. 263-278).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Brackett, M.A., & Salovey, P. (2004).  Measuring emotional intelligence with the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso emotional intelligence test (MSCEIT).  In G. Geher (Ed.), Measurement of emotional intelligence (pp. 181-196).Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Lopes, P., & Salovey, P. (2004).  Toward a broader education: Social, emotional, and practical skills.  In J.E. Zins, R.P. Weissberg, M.C. Wang, & H.J. Walberg (Eds.), Building school success on social and emotional learning. New York: Teachers College Press.

Mayer, J.D., & Salovey, P. (2004).  Social intelligence, emotional intelligence, personal intelligence.  In C. Peterson & M.E.P. Seligman (Eds.), Character strengths and virtues: A handbook and classification (pp. 337-353).Washington: American Psychological Association/Oxford University Press.

Salovey, P. (2004).  Emotions and emotional intelligence for educators.  I. Eloff & L. Ebersöhn (Eds.), Keys to educational psychology (pp. 31-43).  Cape Town, South Africa: UCT Press.

Salovey, P., Caruso, D., & Mayer, J.D. (2004).  Emotional intelligence in practice.  In P.A. Linley & S. Joseph (Eds.), Positive psychology in practice (pp. 447-463).Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Salovey, P., Kokkonen, M., Lopes, P.N., & Mayer, J.D. (2004).  Emotional intelligence: What do we know?  In A.S.R. Manstead, N.H. Frijda, & A.H. Fischer (Eds.), Feelings and emotions: The Amsterdam symposium (pp. 321-340).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Woolery, A., & Salovey, P. (2004).  Emotional intelligence and physical health. In I. Nyklicek, L.R. Temoshok, & A. Vingerhoets (Eds.), Emotional expression and health:  Biobehavioral perspectives on health and disease prevention (Vol. 6, pp. 154-168).  New York: Harwood Academic Publishers.

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

Grewal, D.D., & Salovey, P. (2006).  Benefits of emotional intelligence.  In M. Csikszentmihalyi & I.S. Csikszentmihalyi (Eds.), A life worth living: Contributions to positive psychology (pp. 104-119)New York: Oxford University Press.

Grewal, D.D., & Salovey, P. (2006).  Emotional intelligence.  In S. Feinstein (Ed.), The Praeger handbook of learning and the brain (pp. 200-204).Westport, CT: Praeger Publishing.

Lopes, P.N., Côté, S., & Salovey, P. (2006).  An ability model of emotional intelligence: Implications for assessment and training.  In V.U. Druskat, F. Sala, & G. Mount (Eds.), Linking emotional intelligence and performance at work: Current research evidence with individuals and groups  (pp. 53-80). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Salovey, P. (2006).  Applied emotional intelligence:  Regulating emotions to become healthy, wealthy, and wise.  In J. Ciarrochi, J. Forgas, & J.D. Mayer (Eds.), Emotional intelligence in everyday life: A scientific inquiry (2nd edition, pp. 229-248)  Philadelphia, PA:  Psychology Press.

Salovey, P. (2006).  Epilogue: The agenda for future research. In V.U. Druskat, F. Sala, & G. Mount (Eds.), Linking emotional intelligence and performance at work: Current research evidence with individuals and groups (pp. 267-272). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Brackett, M. A. & Salovey, P. (2007). La evaluación de la inteligencia emocional con el Mayer, Salovey, Caruso emotional intelligence test (MSCEIT). In J. M. Mestre Navas & P. Fernández Berrocal (Coords.), Manual de inteligencia emocional (pp. 69-80). Madrid: Pirámide.

Lopes, P. N., Côté, S. & Salovey, P. (2007). Un modelo de habilidad de la inteligencia emocional: Implicaciones para la evaluación y el entrenamiento. En J. M. Mestre Navas & P. Fernández Berrocal (coords.), Manual de inteligencia emocional (pp. 217-234). Madrid: Pirámide.

Mayer, J. D. & Salovey, P. (2007). ¿Qué es Inteligencia Emocional? En J. M. Mestre Navas y P. Fernández Berrocal (coords.), Manual de inteligencia emocional (pp. 25-45). Madrid: Pirámide.

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: Knowns and unknowns (pp. 230-257).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Salovey, P. (2007).  Integrative summary.  In R. Bar-On, J.G.Maree, & M.J. Elias (Eds.), Educating people to be emotionally intelligent (pp. 291-298). Westport, CT:  Praeger Publishers.

Brackett, M.A., & Salovey, P. (2007). Emotional intelligence.  In R. Baumeister & K.D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications.

Wranik, T., Feldman Barrett, L., & Salovey, P. (2007). Intelligent emotion regulation: Is knowledge power? In J. Gross (Ed.), Handbook of emotion regulation (pp. 393-407). New York: Guilford Press.

Brackett, M.A., & Salovey, P. (2008). Pomiar inteligencji emocjonalnej skala Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test. In M. Smieja & J. Orzechowski (Eds.), Inteligencja emocjonalna: Fakty, mity, kontrowersje. Warszawa, Poland: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.

Caruso, D.R., & Salovey, P. (2008). Coaching for emotional intelligence: MSCEIT. In J. Passmore (Ed.), Psychometrics in coaching: Using psychological and psychometric tools for development (pp. 151-170). London: Kogan Page.

Lopes, P.N., & Salovey, P. (2008). Emotional intelligence and leadership: Implications for leader development. In C.L. Hoyt, G. R. Goethals, & D. R. Forsyth (Eds.), Leadership at the crossroads: Leadership and psychology (pp. 78-98). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Mayer, J.D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D.R. (2008). What is emotional intelligence and what does it predict? In P.C. Kyllonen, R.D. Roberts, & L. Stankov (Eds.), Extending intelligence: Enhancement and new constructs (pp. 319-348). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Taylor & Francis Group.

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.), The Sage handbook of personality theory and assessment: Vol. 2, Personality measurement and testing (pp. 440- 460). Los Angeles: Sage.

Salovey, P., Detweiler-Bedell, B.T., Detweiler-Bedell, J.B., & Mayer, J.D. (2008). Emotional intelligence. In M. Lewis, J.M. Haviland-Jones, & Feldman Barrett, L. (Eds.), Handbook of emotions (3rd edition, pp. 533-547). New York: Guilford Press.

Ameriks, J., Wranik, T., & Salovey, P. (2009). Emotional intelligence and investor behavior. Research Foundation of CFA Institute Publications, 1-75.

Brackett, M.A., Crum, A., & Salovey, P. (2009). Emotional intelligence. In S.J. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (Volume 1, pp. 310-315). New York: Blackwell.

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

Salovey, P., & Brackett, M. A. (2009). Intelligence, emotional. In D. Sander & K. R. Scherer (Eds.), The Oxford companion to emotion and the affective sciences (pp. 218-219). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Salovey, P., Mayer, J.D., Caruso, D., & Yoo, S.H. (2009). The positive psychology of emotional intelligence. In S.J. Lopez & C.R. Snyder (Eds.), The handbook of positive psychology (2nd Edition, pp. 237-248). New York: Oxford University Press.

Brackett, M.A., Crum, A., & Salovey, P.  (2009).  Emotional intelligence.  In S.J. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology. New York: Blackwell.

Salovey, P., Detweiler-Bedell, B., Detweiler-Bedell, J., & Mayer, J. (2010).  Emotional intelligence, coping, and self-regulation.  In M. Lewis & J.M. Haviland-Jones (Eds.), Handbook of emotions (3rd edition).  New York:  Guilford Press.

Crum, A.J., & Salovey, P. (2013).  Emotionally intelligent happiness.  In S.A. David, I. Boniwell, & A. Conley Ayers (Eds.), Handbook of happiness (pp. 73-87).  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

 

 

 

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