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Why Study Emotional Development Theories?

Why emotions? “Recently, however, educators and parents have begun to support a broader educational agenda – one that enhances teachers’ and students’ social and emotional skills.1 Research indicates that social and emotional skills are associated with success in many areas of life, including effective teaching, student learning, quality relationships, and academic performance” (Brackett, & Katulak, 2006, p.1).

What Do We Need to Know About Emotional Development Theories?

It is worthy to mention at the very beginning is that there is no one theory that guides research on emotion development. The emotional development theory is still developing. While emotional theory focuses on adults, emotional development theory focuses on infants.

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