Special Issue "Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive Development and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: mental health; emotional and cognitive processes; ability emotional intelligence; emotion regulation; mindfulness (as a cognitive tool for avoiding and regulating negative emotions)
Interests: construction and cross cultural comparison of measuring instruments; ability; trait emotional intelligence and competence; child development, education and organizational context
Interests: intelligence and cognitive assessment; emotional intelligence theory and measurement; social competence of children and adolescents; dynamic assessment of cognitive abilities
Child development refers to changes in physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional functioning, which continually and simultaneously unfold from birth to early adulthood. Ideally, changes within each area follow a predictable sequence, whilst spontaneously synchronizing their pace with shifts in other areas of development. Balance and harmony between different aspects of development are linked to better mental health and social adjustment in children and adolescents. On the other hand, developmental asynchrony can be confusing and frustrating for both the child/adolescent and their environment, and hence spur various manifestations of internalizing and externalizing behavior problems. The synchronization of cognitive and socio-emotional processes within development is particularly stressed in the emotional intelligence framework.
Emotional intelligence (EI) pertains to cognitive abilities (perceiving, understanding, and managing) that use emotions for effective decision-making in everyday life occurrences. Thus far, empirical evidence has shown that EI is positively correlated to different indices of appropriate social and personal functioning in both children/adolescents and adults. In turn, adequate social and personal functioning has been associated to better mental health outcomes in adulthood. However, there is still a serious lack of understanding of developmental mechanisms that link the quality of cognitive and socio-emotional functioning to mental health in children and adolescents.
This Special Issue seeks to address these gaps by introducing relevant research questions and tasks, such as:
(a) Development of emotional intelligence assessment, especially with regard to children and adolescents;
(b) Understanding the relation between EI and mental health outcomes in children and adolescents; and,
(c) Investigation of EI as the mechanism of change linking cognitive and emotional development to mental health, or as a mediator within this relation.
We invite authors whose research efforts would present a relevant contribution to our understanding of how EI (from its two theoretical perspectives: EI as an ability or as a trait), and different aspects of cognitive and/or socio-emotional development in children and adolescents, relate to robust mental health criteria, to submit papers for this Special Issue. Papers focused on EI interventions in school and clinical settings with mental health in children and adolescents as criteria are welcome to this Special Issue, as well.
Prof. José M. Mestre
Prof. Vladimir Tale Takšić
Dr. Zorana Jolić Marjanović
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- ability emotional intelligence
- trait emotional intelligence
- mental health
- cognitive development
- social development
- emotional development
- social-emotional learning intervention
- emotional intelligence intervention