ERIC Number: EJ820550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
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The Emotional Foundations of Social Understanding
Warren, Heather K.; Denham, Susanne A.; Bassett, Hideko H.
Zero to Three, v28 n5 p32-39 May 2008
The infant and toddler years are a watershed of development in the emotional domain. These skills lay the foundation for positive social interactions, and ultimately, academic and life success. This article describes the development of three skills that are central in creating successful relationships: expressing emotion, understanding emotion, and processing social information. These foundational skills are increasingly targeted in preschool curricula promoting social-emotional competence.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Young Children, Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Child Development, Social Cognition
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