What’s in a name (of an emotion)?
Key to the emotional well-being of adolescents is their ability to increase their emotional intelligence. That’s the premise that the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence worked from when developing the RULER approach, a system of tools designed to help teens understand and regulate their emotions. One of the most important RULER tools is the Mood Meter, which helps adolescents more accurately identify and name the emotions they’re feeling. The Yale team had successfully implemented an analog version of Mood Meter in hundreds of U.S. schools, but were looking to take it outside of the classroom, preferably via digital app. That’s when they approached Hopelab. Given our increasing focus on the emotional health of teens and young adults, we jumped at the chance to help deploy this unique intervention at scale.