Six Seconds’ approach to emotional intelligence and the process of social emotional learning is grounded in practitioner research.  Here are three resources to learn more about the research and science in our work:


Action ResearchSix Seconds is committed to supporting research in social emotional learning

We do this by:

1)  Providing consultation to EQ and SEL researchers, including doctoral and masters students, university faculty, and action researchers in schools throughout the world, who are interested in the Six Seconds model and assessment measures.

2)  Providing an opportunity and a space for researchers and practitioners to share their work, inspiring and connecting with others.

  • Webinars
  • Articles and Blog Posts
  • Peer to Peer conferences

3) Providing subsidies for researchers who wish to use Six Seconds’ approach and tools through our Grants program.


Recent articles in our Research archive…

Europe’s Call to Action: Three Key EQ Insights from New Research on the State of the Heart (9/19/2018) by Katharine Roff - What does the world's largest study of emotional intelligence say about EQ in Europe today? Some bad news, but also opportunity that's essential as we grapple with change.
Illuminate: What’s Your Brain’s Extreme Habit? (9/10/2018) by Maria Jackson - A guide to tempering it for better decision making. Dive into your own brain's extreme preferences + explore some tools for teaching your brain that there is indeed a different way to look at things.​​​​
State of the Heart 2018: The Latest Research on Emotional Intelligence (9/5/2018) by Joshua Freedman - What's happening with emotional intelligence in the world today? Here are the latest insights from the world's most extensive study of EQ.
Illuminate: Maybe You Should Change What You Wear? (8/27/2018) by Maria Jackson - Would wearing a doctor’s clothes really make you more attentive? Read on for one intriguing research study + a fun tip for boosting your emotional intelligence practice.
Three Breaths for Lowering Your Cortisol Level (8/12/2018) by Maria Jackson - The science + practice behind mindful breathing. Take five minutes to give yourself the gift of resetting your nervous system.
Engaging for Performance: New Journal Article on Improving Leadership (7/13/2018) by Paul Stillman - What if 73% of a company's leaders became more effective by growing emotional intelligence? A newly published, a compelling case for best-practices in how to grow leadership
Better Decisions – Emotional Intelligence & Long-Term Thriving (7/4/2018) by Joshua Freedman - Decisions descisions... how do we make them, and can we make better decisions? Contrary to common belief, emotions may just be the key.
EQ Insights for Building Community (7/3/2018) by Patty Freedman - Community is about people. It’s both the feelings we have with our group, and relationships we share through activities, beliefs, & common purpose.
How to Lead People in a VUCA World: Lessons from Siemens Healthineers (4/25/2018) by Paul Stillman - How did an EQ intervention create a 139% increase in the number of highly engaged managers and a 46% increase in engagement scores overall in a (VUCA) context?
New Research: Growing an Emotionally Intelligent School Community (4/17/2018) by Dr. Susan Stillman - What does research show about using assessments to guide effective implementation of social emotional learning? Here are highlights from a new journal article.