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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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Evaluation of the effectiveness of the program for the development of emotional abilities of high school students 672


Valueva E.A.
PhD in Psychology, Research Fellow, The Laboratory of the Psychology and Psychophysiology of Creativity, Institute of Psychology of RAS, Moscow, Russia

Lapteva E.M.
PhD in Psychology, Researcher, Laboratory for Psychology and Psychophysiology of Creativity, Institute of Psychology of RAS, Moscow, Russia

Ovsyannikova V.V.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, National Research University "Higher School of Economics", Moscow, Russia

The article introduces the results of an efficiency assessment of the educational program for the emotional abilities development in school. The set of technologies was developed and incorporated in the humanities lessons. The technologies are aimed to extend students’ emotional vocabulary, to improve emotional comprehension and description skills. Pretest and posttest assessment measured general and emotional intelligence, creativity and emotional creativity, sociometry. The sample included 305 students from the 8th to the 10th grade (161 in the experimental group and 144 in the control group). The results showed no general effect of the program on the emotional abilities’ improvement. Experimental exposure led to only one significant shift in performance from pretest to posttest (Emotional consequences test). The study showed that the developed technologies have a limited applicability - they enhance only the verbal fluency in generating ideas about the emotional situations

Keywords: emotional intelligence, emotional creativity, abilities development program

Column: Educational psychology


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