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ERIC Number: EJ901181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Girls Involved in Real Life Sharing: Utilizing Technology to Support the Emotional Development of Teenaged Girls
Daily, Shaundra B.; Picard, Rosalind W.
Journal of School Counseling, v5 n20 2007
This paper describes a new digital technology to support emotional self-awareness and empathy, called G.I.R.L.S (Girls Involved in Real Life Sharing). The system invited users to reflect actively upon and interact with a dialogue about how the story made them feel through the construction of pictorial narratives. In a pilot study with teenage girls, the system enabled the subjects to express themselves freely in a comfortable and meaningful way, and fostered an increase in emotional expressivity as compared to a control group. While the system has been tested with a small group of minority middle-school children, a web version of the system is in development that we believe will be useful for school counselors. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A