Research Publications SDM projects


Research Publications

Bruene-Butler, L., Hampson, J., Elias, M. J., Clabby, J. F., & Schuyler, T. (l997). The Improving Social Awareness-Social Problem Solving Project. In G. Albee & T. G. Gullota (Eds.), Primary prevention works (pp.239-267). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Elias, M. J., Weissberg, R., Dodge, K., Hawkins, J. D., Kendall, P., Jason, L., Perry, C., Rotheram-Borus, M. J., & Zins, J. E. (1994). The school-based promotion of social competence: Theory, research, and practice. In R. Haggerty, L. Sherrod, N. Garmezy, & M. Rutter, (Eds.), Stress, risk, resilience, in children and adolescents (pp. 268-316). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Elias, M. J., Gara, M. A., Schuyler, T. F., Branden-Muller, L. R., & Sayette, M. A. (1991). The promotion of social competence: Longitudinal study of a preventative school-based program. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 61, 409-417.

Elias, M. J., Gara, M. A. Ubriaco, M., Rothbaum, P. A., Clabby, J. F., & Schuyler, T. (1986). The impact of a preventive social problem solving intervention on children's coping with middle school stressors. American Journal of Community Psychology, 14, 259-275.


Curriculum and Instruction Publications

Elias, M. J., Friedlander, B. S., & Tobias, S. E., (2001). Engaging the resistant child through computers: A manual to facilitate social & emotional learning. Port Chester, NY: National Professional Resources.

Elias, M. J. & Tobias, S. E. (1996). Social problem solving: Interventions in the schools. New York: The Guilford Press.

Elias, M. J. (Ed.). (1993). Social decision making and life skills development: Guidelines for middle school educators. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Center for Applied Psychology.

Elias, M. J. & Clabby, J. F. (1992). Building social problem solving skills: Guidelines from a school-based program. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Elias, M. J., & Clabby, J. F. (1989). Social decision making skills: A curriculum guide for the elementary grades. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Center for Applied Psychology.


Program Implementation Publications

Bruene-Butler, L., Elias, M., Papke, M. R., Brown, R., Schwietzer, H., & Bornstein, J. (in press) Using technology to develop a network of schools to promote social emotional learning/emotional intelligence in schools. In R. Stern & T. Reepa (Eds.), Social and emotional learning series: Vol. 4. Social emotional learning and new digital means. New York: Teachers College Press.

Bruene-Butler, L., Kress, J. & Clabby, J. (1999, May). Social decision-making and problem solving: A framework for organizing social and emotional learning. In R. Reisman (Ed.), New York State ASCD Newsletter: Social and Emotional Learning.

Elias, M.J. & Bruene-Butler, L. (1999). Social decision-making and problem solving: Essential skills for interpersonal and academic success. In J. Cohen (Ed.), Educating minds and hearts: Social emotional learning and the passage into adolescence. New York: Teachers College Press.

Gager, P. J., Kress, J. S., & Elias, M. J. (1996). Prevention programs and special education: Considerations related to risk, social competence, and multiculturalism. Journal of Primary Prevention, 16, 395-412.

Elias, M. J., & Kress, J. S. (1994). A critical thinking approach to health promotion and problem prevention: Social decision making and life skills development in the middle school. Journal of School Health, 64, 62-66.

Zins, J. E., & Elias, M. J. (Eds.). (1993). Promoting student success through group interventions. New York: Haworth Press.


Parent Publications

Elias, M. J., Tobias, S. E., & Friedlander, B. S. (2002). Raising emotionally intelligent teenagers: Guiding the way to compassionate, committed, and courageous adults. New York: Random House/Three Rivers Press.

Elias, M. J., Tobias, S. E., & Friedlander, B. S. (2000). Raising emotionally intelligent teenagers: Parenting with love, laughter, and limits. New York: Harmony Books.

Elias, M. J., Tobias, S. E., & Friedlander, B. S. (1999). Emotionally intelligent parenting: Raising a self-disciplined, responsible, and socially skilled child. New York: Random House.

Clabby, J. F., & Elias, M. J. (1986). Teach your child decision making. Available from Psychological Enterprises Incorporated, 160 Hanover Avenue, Suite 103, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.


Evaluation Tools Publications

Papke, M. R., & Elias, M. J. (1993). Tools for monitoring and evaluating middle school programs. In M. J. Elias, (Ed.), Social decision making and life skills development (pp. 273-300). Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Center for Applied Psychology.

Elias, M. J., & Clabby, J. F. (1989). How to monitor, personalize, and adapt lesson activities. Social decision making skills: A curriculum guide for the elementary grades (pp. 235-253). Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Center for Applied Psychology.


Institutionalizing Programs in Schools Publications

Elias, M. J., Arnold, H., & Hussey, C. S. (Eds.). (2003). EQ + IQ= best leadership practices for caring and successful schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Novick, B., Kress, J. S., & Elias, M. J. (2002). Building learning communities with character: How to integrate academic, social, and emotional learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Bruene-Butler, L., Kress, J. & Norris, J. (2002). Institutionalizing social and emotional learning programs in elementary schools. In M. J. Elias, H. Arnold, & C. S. Hussey (Eds.), E.Q. and I.Q. = How to build a smart, nonviolent, emotionally intelligent school. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press Inc.

Elias, M.J., Bruene-Butler, L., Blum, L., & Schuyler, T. (2000) Voices from the field: Identifying and overcoming roadblocks to carrying out programs in social and emotional learning/emotional intelligence. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 11 (2), 253-272.

Elias, M. J., Zins, J. E., Weissberg, R. P., Frey, K. S., Greenberg, M. T., Haynes, N. M., Kessler, R., Schwab-Stone, M. E., & Shriver, T. P. (1997). Promoting social and emotional learning: Guidelines for educators. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Elias, M.J., Bruene-Butler, L., Blum, L., & Schuyler, T. (l997, May). How to launch a social and emotional learning program. Educational Leadership, 54(8), 15-19.

Kress, J. S., Cimring, B. R., & Elias, M. J. (1997). Community psychology consultation and the transition to institutional ownership and operation of intervention. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 8, 231-253.

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