Peter Salovey

President of the University

Departments & Organizations

Social & Behavioral HealthCancer Prevention and ControlSchool of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDSEdward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policyplay2PREVENTCenter for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY)Cancer Prevention and Control


Peter Salovey is the 23rd president of Yale University, the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, and professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, where his research on health behavior has focused on the effectiveness of health promotion messages in persuading people to change risky behaviors relevant to cancer and HIV/AIDS. His presidential term began in July 2013.

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  • M.A., Stanford University , 1980
  • M.S., Yale University , 1983
  • M.Phil., Yale University , 1984
  • Ph.D., Yale University , 1986

Selected Publication

  • Caruso, D.R., & Salovey, P. (2004). The emotionally intelligent manager. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • G. Stanley Hall Lecturer(2008) , American Psychological Association
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