Welcome to the UIC Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Research Group website!

Directed by Dr. Roger P. Weissberg, UIC and LAS Distinguished Professor of Psychology & Education, and NoVo Foundation Endowed Chair in Social and Emotional Learning, the group focuses on school, family, and community approaches to enhance students’ social, emotional, and academic learning. Our projects advance social and emotional learning (SEL) research, school practice, educator preparation, and state/federal policy development.

The SEL Research Group has a staff of researchers, scholars, and practitioners based on the UIC campus which collaborates with educators and researchers around topics of importance to SEL. Our goal is to foster research on SEL and provide local, state, national, and worldwide leadership to the SEL field. We have outstanding collaborators including UIC faculty, students, and research staff, as well as partners from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and from many countries around the world who come to UIC to enhance their SEL research and professional expertise.