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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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Ewing, Donna L.; Monsen, Jeremy J.; Kwoka, Maria – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
This action research project considered whether significant improvements in child and young person behavioural and emotional mental health could be achieved using school-based play workers as opposed to qualified therapists. This was seen as being an important practice question as access to qualified play therapists was severely restricted with…
Descriptors: Action Research, Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Mental Disorders
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Jones, Daniel; Monsen, Jeremy; Franey, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This paper explores how educational psychologists working in a training/consultative way can enable teachers to manage challenging pupil behaviour more effectively. It sets out a rationale which encourages schools to embrace a group based teacher peer-support system as part of regular school development. It then explores the usefulness of the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Behavior Problems, Faculty Development, Behavior Modification
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Marsh, Lesley J. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
This article discusses the potential benefits of the Massage in Schools Programme (MISP), a programme originating in Scandinavia, which has been introduced into schools in the United Kingdom (UK) since 2001. Meeting four out of five outcomes of the Every Child Matters agenda, the review of the literature aims to separate anecdotal and media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Literature Reviews
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Curtis, Cheryl; Norgate, Roger – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) is a curriculum designed to promote social and emotional thinking in primary aged pupils. Research in the US has indicated that where used there has been an increase in emotional understanding and a decrease in behavioural difficulties. This study relates to 287 children (114 from intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, Empathy, Emotional Development, Teacher Attitudes