Robin Stern, Ph.D., is a licensed psychoanalyst, educator, author, and commentator. As a renowned expert in gaslight manipulation, emotional intelligence and women in leadership, her work bridges the gap between theory and the public square.
She co-founded the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence with Marc Brackett and currently serves as the senior advisor to the director. Through her work with Yale, she co-developed RULER (an acronym for the five key emotion skills of recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions) an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 5,000 schools across the United States and in 27 other countries, and the app HowWeFeel, designed to teach the language of emotions and enhance well-being. She has created numerous trauma-informed courses which are available to educators.
Robin is the author of The Gaslight Effect: How to Spot and Survive the Hidden Manipulation Others Use to Control Your Life, the critically acclaimed book published in 2007. A second edition of the book was released in 2018 which included the role of gaslighting in politics. In 2023, the workbook version The Gaslight Effect Recovery Guide, was published to help those navigating gaslighting relationships find their road to recovery. She launched the Gaslight Effect Podcast in 2022. As the host, she and her guests explore the phenomena of gaslighting from relationships, to cults, to culture.
Dr. Robin Stern In The News
Dr. Robin Stern has been featured in many different videos about her work as an author, psychoanalyst, emotional scientist and researcher on emotional intelligence. Robin continues to be a guest on podcasts, webinars, and other YouTube channels sharing her expertise on various topics
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What is RULER?
RULER is an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning (SEL) developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, where Dr. Stern is the Co-founder and Senior Advisor to the Director. In this brief video, she explains what differentiates RULER from other school-based SEL programs, its focus on adult development.