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Hughes, Cerian; Cline, Tony – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of preschool Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS), an early years curriculum designed to improve children's social and emotional competence, and reduce problem behaviour.¬†Fifty-seven children aged three to four years took part in the study over one academic year. The control group (Group 1) received…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Preschool Education, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Sandell, Rolf; Kimber, Birgitta; Andersson, Marie; Elg, Mattias; Fharm, Linus; Gustafsson, Niklas; Soderbaum, Wendela – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
This is a psychometric analysis of an instrument to assess the socio-emotional development of school students, How I Feel (HIF), developed as a situational judgment test, with scoring based on expert judgments. The HIF test was administered in grades 4-9, 1999-2005. Internal consistency, retest reliability, and year-to-year stability were…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Emotional Development, Psychometrics, Construct Validity
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Wigelsworth, Michael; Humphrey, Neil; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Lendrum, Ann – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
Recent policy developments (such as the Children's Plan) and the introduction of a new national strategy (the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning programme) have re-emphasised the importance of social and emotional skills in educational contexts. As such, educational psychologists are increasingly likely to be involved in the measurement of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Psychometrics, Emotional Development
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Slater, Ruth – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
Zeanah argues that ethological attachment theory, as outlined by John Bowlby, has provided one of the most important frameworks for understanding crucial risk and protective factors in social and emotional development. However, although attachment theory and the notion of attachment disorders have influenced such initiatives, many psychologists,…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Emotional Development, Educational Psychology, Attachment Behavior