Marc Brackett is Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. His grant-funded research focuses on the role of Emotional Intelligence in learning, decision making, relationship quality, wellbeing, performance, and organizational climate. Marc is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 1000 public, charter, and private schools across the United States and in other countries, including Australia, England, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. RULER infuses Emotional Intelligence into the fabric of a school through training for school leaders, educators and staff, students, and families, and has been shown to enhance wellbeing, academic performance, and school climate.
David is a co-founder of the EI Skills Group, the Special Assistant to the Dean of Yale College (for organization development) and a Research Affiliate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He is the co-author of the Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT), and with colleague Peter Salovey published a practical “how-to” book, The Emotionally Intelligent Manager. David has published dozens of scientific articles and chapters on intelligence and emotional intelligence. David is the co-founder of EI Skills Group which provides certification in the MSCEIT, the ability test of emotional intelligence, and offers hands-on skills training on emotional intelligence. David also consults in the areas of leader development, career assessment, team effectiveness training, and executive coaching.
Marina Fiori obtained a PhD in Social and Personality Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. She is Professor at the Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training in Lausanne (Switzerland) where she is the head of the research field learning processed and support. Her main research interest concerns the investigation of the cognitive and emotional processes underlying emotional intelligence, and the role of socio-emotional competences in vocational education and training. She is currently leading a project financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation on the hypersensitivity associated with emotional intelligence. Dr. Fiori is serving as Associate Editor of the journal Personality and Individual Differences.
Vittorio Gallese, Ph.D., is a Professor of Physiology and Psychobiology at the University of Parma. Cognitive Neuroscientist, he is the author of one of the most important neuroscientific discoveries of recent years, that of the so-called “mirror neurons”. His research been focusing on the relationship between the sensory-motor system and cognition, in non-human primates and humans and also the neurobiological and bodily roots of intersubjectivity, empathy, language, aesthetic experience and of a variety of psychopathological conditions.
Carolyn MacCann is an associate professor at The University of Sydney’s School of Psychology. She received her PhD from The University of Sydney in 2006, and completed post-doctoral training at the Educational Testing Service (Princeton, NJ, USA) and the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW). Her research addresses how emotion-related characteristics lead to work success, educational success, and greater mental health and wellbeing. Two major concepts in her research are emotional intelligence abilities and emotion regulation processes, including psychometric assessment of these. She has developed ability-based assessments of emotional intelligence (the Situational Test of Emotion Understanding and the Situational Test of Emotion Management). She is an associate editor of Personality Science, the open-access journal of the European Association for Personality Psychology and has a blog ‘Dealing with Emotions’ for Psychology Today.
John D. Mayer is a Professor of Personality Psychology and Psychological Measurement at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests are in personality psychology, in personal and emotional intelligence, and in psychological test development and validation. He co-developed with Peter Salovey the model of emotional intelligence, and he is one of the authors of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT). He has served on the editorial boards of Psychological Bulletin, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Personality, among others. He has published over 120 articles, books, and psychological tests related to personality psychology, including on emotional intelligence, integrative models of personality, and more generally on the effects of personality on an individual’s life.
Hideki Ohira is a professor of psychology in the department of psychological and cognitive sciences, graduate school of informatics, Nagoya University, Japan. He has expertise in psychophysiology and cognitive neuroscience.
Hideki Ohira has research interest in functional interactions of the brain and body, underlying interoception (perception of signals from the inner body), emotion, and decision-making. For this aim, he is using multiple methodologies such as neuroimaging (PET, fMRI, MRS, etc.), electrophysiology (EEG, ECG, EDA, etc.), as well as behavioral experimental paradigms developed in psychology. Recently, Hideki Ohira is promoting research projects using computational modeling such as reinforcement learning model and state-space models to explain integrated dynamics of interoception, emotion, and decision-making.
Chi-Sum Wong was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management of Purdue University in the USA. He joined the Department of Management of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1990 and he is now an Emeritus Professor. He has published and presented more than two hundred articles in academic journals and international conferences. He has served on the editorial board of various journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, International Journal of Business Studies, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of World Business, Asia Pacific Journal of Management (APJM), and others. He was the Editor-in-Chief of APJM in the three years of 2019 to 2021.