Successfully Added to Cart!

Social Thinking Articles

The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions

Joseph A. Durlak, Roger P. Weissberg, Allison B. Dymnicki, Rebecca D. Taylor and Kriston B. Schellinger

Social Emotional Learning

This article presents findings from a meta-analysis of 213 school-based, universal social and emotional learning (SEL) programs involving 270,034 kindergarten through high school students. Compared to controls, SEL participants demonstrated significantly improved social and emotional skills, attitudes, behavior, and academic performance that reflected an 11-percentile-point gain in achievement. School teaching staff successfully conducted SEL programs. The use of 4 recommended practices for developing skills and the presence of implementation problems moderated program outcomes. The findings add to the growing empirical evidence regarding the positive impact of SEL programs. Policy makers, educators, and the public can contribute to healthy development of children by supporting the incorporation of evidence-based SEL programming into standard educational practice.


Article located outside of our site in the Wiley Online Library.

Read Article

Related Articles

Learning to Take Control of Emotional Reactions as Part of Problem Solving

Author(s): Beckham Linton and Michelle Garcia Winner

We all encounter problems routinely. Some of them are caused by our own mistakes, such as sleeping through the alarm or missing a meeting. Some are caused by others, (a stolen wallet) and some are just bad luck (getting stuck in a traffic jam)! What we can do, however, is learn to manage our problems. This involves, in part, managing the emotions that arise when a problem occurs.

Read More

Social Thinking, Executive Functioning and Mental Health: The interplay of the social mind, the academic load and emotions

Author(s): Michelle Garcia Winner

Social Thinking challenges routinely prevent individuals from accurately interpreting social information. These challenges can be said to represent a social executive function problem (sometimes called a social multitasking problem). The ability to socially process and respond to information requires more than factual knowledge of obvious social rules and unspoken rules (hidden rules of the situation). It also requires the ability to consider the perspective of the person with whom you are talking.

Read More

Mindfulness and Social Thinking - Perfect Companions

Author(s): Maura D. Fox, MS, CCC-SLP, NBCT

Psychologist Abra Garfield (2015) explains, “mindfulness techniques stem from Buddhist practice of meditation originating about 2500 years ago. Mindfulness meditation was used widely for spiritual and intellectual development, to strengthen concentration, unlock human potential and reach a state of inner peace.”

Read More

Social Behavior Mapping: Connecting Behavior, Emotions, and Consequences Across the Day

Author(s): Michelle Garcia Winner

Students with social learning challenges or related disabilities have difficulty seeing the “gestalt” or the “big picture” and any behavioral system created for them needs to provide extra information about the concepts we are trying to teach. It cannot be assumed that a student understands how his behavior is linked to the consequences that follow, or that he understands how his behavior affects the perspective of fellow students or educators. Social Behavior Mapping is a system that helps to connect different aspects of behavior while also teaching social responsibility.

Read More

Related Products

Copyright © 2017 Think Social Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.