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ABC's of Feelings: An early intervention curriculum for teaching emotional knowledge to preschool children


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

The focus of the present project was to create a bilingual curriculum that teaches feelings to preschool children who are at risk for not developing age appropriate emotional knowledge. The curriculum originally focused on targeting children who may not be on track with age-appropriate emotional development. However, ABC's of Feelings: An Early Intervention Curriculum for Teaching Emotional Knowledge to Preschool Children may be used to teach the basic emotions to all preschool children at a developmentally appropriate level. ABC's of Feelings is based on current research regarding the importance of emotional knowledge, influences of emotional understanding, approaches to teaching emotions, developmental theories, and components of a successful curriculum. This researcher piloted ABC's of Feelings in four Head Start preschools, and it was found to significantly increase emotional knowledge in comparison to children who did not receive an emotional curriculum. Facilitator, teacher, and parent evaluations were collected and analyzed after the study, and suggestions were incorporated into a final version of the curriculum. Overall, ABC's of Feelings was found to be a practical and enjoyable bilingual curriculum that significantly increased a child's emotional knowledge.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Psychotherapy
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; ABC's of Feelings; Basic emotions; Bilingual; Child development; Emotional knowledge; Feelings curriculum; Intervention; Preschool; Preschool children
Title
ABC's of Feelings: An early intervention curriculum for teaching emotional knowledge to preschool children
Author
Bassett, Tracey
Number of pages
367
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
1434
Source
DAI-B 69/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549615798
Advisor
Michaels, Gerald
University/institution
Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3310082
ProQuest document ID
304821999
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304821999
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