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Jessica Hoffmann, PhD

Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

Contact Information

Jessica Hoffmann, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

    350 George Street

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Jessica Hoffmann, Ph.D., is a research scientist at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence where she currently serves as the Director of Adolescent Initiatives.

Jessica received her B.A. in psychology and sociology from Brandeis University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University. Jessica specializes in working within school settings to develop approaches and programming (RULER and inspirED) aimed at enhancing children’s creativity, promoting positive school climates, and enhancing mental health. Her current research focuses on the efficacy of RULER and inspirED for secondary schools, including the impact of emotion skills instruction on school climate, creative problem solving, and emotion regulation ability.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (2016)
  • PhD
    Case Western Reserve University, Clinical Psychology (2013)
  • Psychology Intern
    The Village for Families and Children (2013)
  • MA
    Case Western Reserve University, Clinical Psychology (2010)
  • BA
    Brandeis University, Psychology & Sociology (2006)

Activities

  • Program evaluation and the impact of teaching through the arts.
    Santander, CB, Spain 2019
    The International Conference on Creativity, Emotions, and the Arts
  • Build emotional intelligence skills that last a lifetime
    Paris, IDF, France 2017
    the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 6th Informal Working Group Meeting – Education 2030
  • Emotions, creativity and the arts courses for adolescents and families: Facilitator training
    Santander, CB, Spain 2014
    Botin Foundation Creativity, Emotions and the Arts Courses

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Shubert Center for Child Studies, Cora Unger Brisky EndowmentCase Western Reserve University2010

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Yale Center for Emotional IntelligenceMember of the YCEI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Demographics Committee2022 - Present
APA Division 10, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the ArtsSecretary for the APA Division 10 Executive Committee2021 - Present
APA Division 10, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the ArtsMember-at-large for the APA Division 10 Executive Committee2018 - 2021

Departments & Organizations