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Dias, Natália Martins; Seabra, Alessandra Gotuzo – Educational Psychology, 2017
Executive functions (EF) can be promoted by classroom interventions. Our study investigated whether (a) an intervention conducted by teachers improves EF in children; (b) there are effects on behaviour and academic achievement; and (c) there are stable benefits in a one-year follow-up. Fifty-eight first-graders, divided into experimental (EG = 28)…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Primary Education
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Maguire, Lisa K.; Niens, Ulrike; McCann, Mark; Connolly, Paul – Educational Psychology, 2016
There has been an increasing focus on social and emotional development in educational programmes in early childhood as both variables are believed to influence behavioural outcomes in the classroom. However, relationships between social and emotional development and behaviour in early childhood have rarely been explored. This article sets out to…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Emotional Development
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Poulou, Maria S. – Educational Psychology, 2014
Trait emotional intelligence construct shifted the interest in personality research to the investigation of the effect of global personality characteristics on behaviour. The Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) movement emphasised the cultivation of social skills for positive relationships. In this paper we investigate the role of students' global…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems
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Knowler, Claire; Frederickson, Norah – Educational Psychology, 2013
The effectiveness of a 12-week, small group emotional literacy (EL) intervention in reducing bullying behaviour in school was evaluated. Participants were 50 primary school pupils identified through peer nomination as engaging in bullying behaviours. The intervention was implemented in schools already engaged with a universal social and emotional…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Emotional Response, Emotional Development