SEL Research

Advancing the scientific base for social and emotional learning (SEL) through research has been the hallmark of CASEL’s work since our founding. We do that by synthesizing the research of others, conducting original research, and spotlighting recent research from our colleagues and collaborators.

  • Impact of SEL

    Research supporting SEL comes from multiple fields: neuroscience, health, economics, and more. Learn more.

  • Current CASEL Research

    We are collaborating with districts, states, and researchers on multiple projects, including our popular program guides.
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  • Recent Research from Colleagues and Collaborators

    Columbia University found that every $1 invested in SEL programming produced an $11 return. Learn more.