Maurice Elias

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., is a professor in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University and director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab. He has written Emotionally Intelligent Parenting, Talking Treasure: Stories to Help Build Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Young Children, and The Joys & Oys of Parenting (Behrman House); blogs on social-emotional and character development at; and lectures nationally and internationally.