|By Business Wire||
|May 7, 2014 09:06 AM EDT||
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)
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 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.
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