Young people skills with nonverbal emotion cues

Five days at outdoor education camp without screens improves preteen skills with nonverbal emotion cues
Computers in Human Behavior. Volume 39, October 2014, 387–392
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563214003227
Yalda T. Uhls

Highlights:
• Preteens spent five days in a nature camp without access to screens and were compared to controls.
• Both groups took pre- and post-tests regarding nonverbal emotional cues.
• The experimental group’s recognition of cues improved significantly over the control.
• Time away from screen media, with increased social interaction, may improve comprehension of nonverbal emotional cues.

journalistic version:
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/in-our-digital-world-are-young-people-losing-the-ability-to-read-emotions

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