Master of Science (MS)
Educational Psychology & Higher Education
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E. Michael Nussbaum
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Metacognitive emotion regulation is a complex system of our underlying thinking that contributes to the emotions that we endure. By gaining an understanding of this concept, young children can learn various strategies, e.g. cognitive reappraisal, problem solving, and delayed gratification, to help alter their thoughts and/or goals to alleviate negative emotion. Thus, they are able to increase their confidence in their own metacognitive emotion regulation abilities and awareness. This study explored the awareness of young children and their metacognitive emotion regulation abilities, the strategies that young children take part in to try and control negative emotion, and the learning strategies that young children pair with developing emotion. This study concluded with knowledge that children rely on cognitive reappraisal in order to promote positive emotion and in turn, control negative emotions.
awareness; children; cognition; emotion; metacognition; regulation
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Rowland, Reilly, "Thinking About Thinking: Children’s Awareness and Development of Metacognitive Emotion Regulation" (2020). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4078.
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