The Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning (EASEL) Laboratory, led by Dr. Stephanie Jones of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, explores the effects of high-quality social-emotional interventions on the development and achievement of children, youth, teachers, parents, and communities. Our work takes place in applied settings (e.g., schools and communities), and we employ a combination of rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate how particular configurations of and transactions between individuals, their social groups, the settings in which they interact, and broader social contexts influence human development.

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Getting Developmental Science Back Into Schools

August 29, 2019
EASEL researchers Rebecca Bailey, Emily Meland, Gretchen Brion-Meisels, and Stephanie Jones summarize research on the development of self-regulation and what it means for policies related to "no excuses" approach to behavior in schools. The authors caution against such policies, arguing that they can limit children's opportunities to practice and develop important social and emotional skills, undermine relationships...
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