Welcome!

News Feed Item

New Mood Meter Mobile App Teaches Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Marc Brackett and Dr. Robin Stern of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence today announced the launch of the Mood Meter app for iOS available in the iTunes App Store. The app is based on research conducted at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and was developed in collaboration with HopeLab.

The Mood Meter in various forms. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Mood Meter in various forms. (Photo: Business Wire)

This dynamic, intuitive, and visually appealing app unites leading-edge technology with research on emotional intelligence conducted at Yale. The app helps users of all ages build the skills of recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions to live a healthier, more productive, and fulfilling life.

The Mood Meter app was conceived by Marc Brackett, Ph.D., and Robin Stern, Ph.D., of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. The app is anchored in the Center’s evidence-based social and emotional learning program, RULER, which has been adopted by hundreds of schools around the globe teaching children from pre-school to adulthood the knowledge, skills, and tools to develop emotional intelligence.

What differentiates the Mood Meter app from other apps is that it unites mobile technology with rigorous science to bring users of all ages and backgrounds a highly practical tool to develop emotional intelligence. The app was developed in collaboration with HopeLab, which applies a user-centered design process to translate insights from research and evidence-based programs into appealing technology-based tools.

Says Dr. Brackett, “The Mood Meter App extends the reach of this evidence into a tool to support people at home, at work, and in other social situations in a user-friendly, private way. It actually helps users to build self-awareness and learn effective strategies to manage feelings providing opportunities to build the skills they need and then make more informed decisions and build stronger, more compassionate relationships.

Says Dr. Stern, “The app is just a great tool for people of all ages and walks of life. For example, families can really benefit from the use of the app as it can help all members to more deeply understand themselves and each other – ultimately building better communication and compassion between them.”

“We directly engaged users in the design process to create the Mood Meter app, listening to their feedback and iterating the app design to create a tool that’s appealing, easy-to-use, and grounded in the great research-based work done by Marc, Robin and their team,” said Fred Dillon, Director of Product Development at HopeLab. “The app exemplifies the positive potential of technology to improve people’s well-being.”

The app enables users to plot their emotional state on a simple four-color graph that represents a range of 100 different feelings. Once users have plotted their feelings on their journey to building a more sophisticated emotion vocabulary, they can describe why they feel they way they do and choose a research-based strategy in addition to images and famous quotes to help them manage their feelings. Users can also upload their own strategies, quotes, and images to help them deal with stress and other, challenging emotions. A key feature of the app is that feelings can be tracked over time using pre-set reminders, providing a historical record for users to view patterns and set goals to live a healthier, more productive, and fulfilling life.

Additional partners in the development of the Mood Meter app include Chairun Siregar (designer) and Reliable Coders.

The App is available for just $.99 in the iTunes App Store.

FOR THE APP: http://moodmeterapp.com/

FOR YALE CENTER FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: http://ei.yale.edu/

FOR HOPELAB: www.hopelab.org

ABOUT THE TEAM

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Senior Research Scientist in Psychology at Yale University. He is the developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning for school leaders, teachers, staff, students, and families. Dr. Brackett’s research focuses on the measurement of emotional intelligence, its role in learning, decision making, relationship quality, and mental health, and the effects of emotional intelligence training on academic performance, teacher effectiveness, and school climate. Dr. Brackett is an author on over 100 scholarly publications and the recipient of numerous awards. He also serves on a wide-range of Research Advisory Boards, including CASEL and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. As a consultant to Facebook, he is working on a large-scale investigation to decrease bullying and an online help center for children, families, and schools to better manage online bullying. Dr. Brackett consults regularly with school systems and corporations around the world and has been featured numerous times in the New York Times and on National Public Radio.

Robin Stern, Ph.D., is Associate Director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and an Associate Research Scientist in Psychology at Yale University. She is a licensed psychoanalyst, with over twenty-five years of experience treating individuals, couples, and groups. Dr. Stern is on the faculty of the Summer Principal’s Academy at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, where she and Dr. Brackett teach a class on emotional intelligence for leaders. Dr. Stern is a co-developer of RULER. As a consultant to Facebook, she works on projects focused on decreasing bullying, including an online help center for children, families, and schools. Dr. Stern consults regularly with corporations, is the author of three popular books, including The Gaslight Effect, a book about relational bullying, and has co-authored numerous scholarly articles on emotional intelligence, gratitude, bullying, and the links between technology and emotions.

Cynthia Dickason-Scott is a digital media executive producer and creative director. Cynthia spent 14 years at HBO where she directed new HBO channel launches internationally, managing channel brand, marketing, on-air promotion, program scheduling, affiliate relations, and subscriber sales operations. She also provided creative and operational direction for the rebranding launch of several HBO Multiplex channels, and the creation of a strategic communications division, which armed the HBO Sales team with turn-key, state-of-the-art multi-media assets and tactics focused on product content, industry trends, and the competitive landscape. She is the recipient of 3 industry awards. Before HBO, Cynthia was a member of the original launch teams for Lifetime Television and A&E networks. A co-founder of Psych-Tech Inc., Cynthia is dedicated to realizing the potential to deliver meaningful personal growth to a broad and underserved audience in the digital realm. As a consultant with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, she collaborated on the Facebook Bullying Prevention Hub and Mood Meter mobile app. Cynthia is developing a series of online Empathy Games® as part of the EMPATHYworks® Project, and “Turtle Talk,” an empathy-skills training program for students.

HopeLab

HopeLab is a research and product development organization that works to harness the power and appeal of technology to improve health and well-being. HopeLab collaborates with partners to translate science-based ideas and practices into tech products that support human resilience.

Chairun Siregar (Designer)

A web, mobile, and bamboo toy designer based in Indonesia.

Reliable Coders (Developers)

A mobile app studio with expertise in creative design, mobile iOS & Android apps, cloud and social media platforms.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH. Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business in 2016. However, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will drill down to the components in this fra...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...