Daniel goleman 1995 adopted salovey and mayers 1990

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Daniel Goleman (1995) adopted Salovey and Mayer’s (1990) model and came up with his owndefinition of EQ using five different branches: knowing our emotions, managing our emotions,motivating ourselves, recognizing emotions of others, and handling relationships (Baron, 2001).When people are aware of the emotions they are experiencing, they can regulate or manage thenature, intensity, and expression of those emotions (Baron, 2001). The five branches that DanielGoleman (1995) has come up with work hand-in-hand and it is seen that regulating emotions isan important aspect of his EQ model. Goleman (1995) is an advocate of EQ because he believesthat the key ingredient to preventing problems is being self-aware (managing feelings), impulsecontrol, delayed gratification and handling stress and anxiety. Impulse control is a part ofemotional regulation because a person can know the difference between their feelings andactions, can control their desires, and identify healthier alternatives rather than thoughtlesslyacting out. EQ is something that is taught to students in schools and is combined with topics thatare already included in the school curricula. Lessons on emotions are combined into topics suchas reading, writing, health, etc. (Goleman, 1995). Books such as Frog and Toad are Friends areread to classes as an initiative from The Child Development Project based in California. Thebooks are used to teach different emotional skills (Goleman, 1995). Six Seconds is anorganization that was founded in 1997, this organization is an advocate of social and emotionallearning (SEL). They believe that children and adults can be taught to develop and use theknowledge, attitudes, and abilities needed to understand and manage emotions (Social EmotionalLearning Resources: Emotional Intelligence for Education, n.d). Six Seconds philosophy
12EMOTION REGULATIONbelieves that while children need academic skills, social-emotional skills are also equally asimportant. The SEL programs introduced by Six Seconds reduce violence and conflict andcreates a safe atmosphere for children to learn, trust, and develop curiosity (Social EmotionalLearning Resources: Emotional Intelligence for Education, n.d). Consequently, children canlearn EQ skills (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and decision-making) to improve their overall quality of life (Social Emotional Learning Resources:Emotional Intelligence for Education, n.d). EQ is something that not only focuses on emotionalregulation but allows children to flourish in all areas of their personal well-being, moreover EQis an evidence-based practice that is included in supporting personal, educational, andorganizational success. Theoretical FoundationsDuring the first few years of life, children go through a drastic change, once dependingon their caregivers they learn to monitor their behavior, focus their attention, and regulate theiremotions (Raffaelli, 2005). These milestones have been researched for many years. Raffaeli

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