About

Research and Policy Briefs on Social and Emotional Development

Duration: 2015 - 2018
Funding: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Principal Investigator: Mark Greenberg

Description

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process children, youth, and adults go through to develop the skills to engage with others, manage their emotions, show empathy, handle stress, set goals, make responsible decisions, and in the long run to succeed in work and life. Social and emotional learning can improve students’ academic performance, decrease problem behavior, and increase college and career success. 

During the course of this project, 10 issue briefs were prepared that summarize the current research and identify practice and policy implications of social and emotional development in children. Resources were collected for teachers, parents, schools, policymakers and others to support the social emotional development of young people. To see the series, go to Resources.

Research Team

Publications

Social and Emotional Development Matters: Taking Action Now for Future Generations

Greenberg, M. T., & Weissberg, R. (2018). Social and emotional development matters: Taking action now for future generations. University Park, PA: Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University.

With a Little Help from My Friends: The Importance of Peer Relationships for Social-Emotional Development

Pepler, D. J., & Bierman, K. L. (2018). With a little help from my friends: The importance of peer relationships for social-emotional development. University Park, PA: Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University.

Applying an Equity Lens to Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Simmons, D. N., Brackett, M. A., & Adler, N. (2018). Applying an equity lens to social, emotional, and academic development. University Park, PA: Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University.

Social-Emotional Development in the First Three Years

Thompson, R. A. (2018). Social-emotional development in the first three years: Establishing the foundations. University Park, PA: Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University.

School Climate and Social and Emotional Learning

Osher, D., & Berg, J. (2017). School climate and social and emotional learning: The integration of two approaches. University Park, PA: Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University.

Social Emotional Development in Preschool is Essential to Student Success Infographic

Social Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Preparation for Success Infographic

Improving the Social Emotional Skills in Childhood Enhances Long-Term Well-being and Economic Outcomes

Jones, D., Crowley, D. M., & Greenberg, M. T. (2017). Improving social emotional skills in childhood enhances long-term well-being and economic outcomes. University Park, PA: Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University.

Promoting Social Emotional Learning in Preschool: Programs and Practices That Work

Bierman, K. L., Greenberg, M. T., & Abenavoli, R. (2016). Promoting social and emotional learning in preschool: Programs and practices that work. University Park, PA: Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University.

Parent Engagement Practices Improve Outcomes for Preschool Children

Bierman, K. L., Morris, P. A., & Abenavoli, R. M. (2017). Parent engagement practices improve outcomes for preschool children. University Park, PA: Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University.

Social Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Preparation for Success

Dusenbury, L., & Weissberg, R. P. (2017). Social emotional learning in elementary school: Preparation for success. University Park, PA: Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University.

Teacher Stress and Health: Effects on Teachers, Students, and Schools

Greenberg, M. T., Brown, J. L., & Abenavoli, R. M. (2016). Teacher stress and health effects on teachers, students, and schools. University Park, PA: Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University.

Resources