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Permission to Feel

Marc Brackett, PhD

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In Permission to Feel, psychologist Marc Brackett argues that all humans must become emotional scientists in order to thrive in life, work, and relationships.


Permission to Feel

Permission to Feel

by Marc Brackett, PhD


Our emotions are an integral part of our mental functioning, shaping nearly everything we think and do. But considering that virtually everyone experiences emotions, why do we so often suppress them or disregard them as trivial?

Marc Brackett is a professor of psychology and director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In this book, Brackett explores the history of emotional education and how emotions impact every aspect of our lives.

Whether they're fleeting or lingering, emotions are crucial to what makes us human. Permission to Feel encourages us all to become emotion scientists and learn to know our emotions in order to live happier and healthier lives.

Favorite quote

The real test of emotion skills isn't while reading on the beach, it's when someone kicks sand in your face.

- Marc Brackett

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