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ERIC Number: EJ1061759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Imagine the Emotion: The Use of Mental Simulations in Supporting the Development of Emotional Skills of Preschool Children
Jarczewska-Gerc, Ewa; Gorgolewska, Anna
Early Child Development and Care, v185 n8 p1268-1282 2015
Emotional intelligence plays a great role in human adaptation to social environments. The individual level of emotional skills depends on one's genes, family environment, and socialisation, as well as personal experience and education. The purpose of the present study was to examine the educational influence of mental simulation in developing the emotional skills of preschool children. A total of 30 children between the ages of three and five took part in our experiment. The dependent variables were recognising, understanding, and controlling emotions measured by a tool created especially for this study. Our experiment included repeated measurement conducted before and after mental training. The content of the mental simulation contained clues about how to recognise and understand emotions. Our results confirmed the expectations that mental simulations enhance children's ability to recognise, understand, and control emotions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland