Research and Practice Library: Six Seconds

This page contains a collection of citations and links to published and unpublished studies using Six Seconds’ methodologies, assessments, and/or curricula. We will be updating regularly, so if you have articles or publications using the Six Seconds model, processes, or tools, please contact me at [email protected]

Publications highlighting the SEI and SEI-YV Assessments

Fatum, B (2008). The relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement in elementary-school children. Doctoral dissertation. [preview on Google Books]

Fiedeldey-Van Dijk, C., & Freedman, J. (2007). Differentiating emotional intelligence in leadership. Journal of Leadership Studies (JLS), 1(2), 8–20.  doi: 10.1002/jls.20012   [Download full text as authors’ pre-production version] [cited by]

Stillman, S. B., & DeVoss, J.A. (2012). Developing EQ-competent school counselors for the pro-social classroom.  In P.M. Brown, M.W. Corrigan, & A. Higgins-D’Alessandro (Eds.),  The handbook of prosocial education ( Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.


Publications highlighting the Six Seconds Model or the Self-Science Process

D’Souza, G. (n.d.). EQ from the inside out. San Francisco, CA: Six Seconds.
Fatum, B. A. (2013). Healthy classroom, emotional intelligence, and brain research. Retrieved from

Fatum, B., & Stillman, S. B. (2012). Technology, healthy classrooms, and emotional intelligence.TechEdge,  (1). Retrieved from 

Freedman, J. (2003). Key lessons from 35 years of social-emotional education: How Self-Science builds self-awareness, positive relationships, and healthy decision-making. Perspectives in Education21(4), 83-85. [Download full text as author’s pre-production version] [cited by]

Freedman, J (2004, Spring). Effective social-emotional education: Self-Science practices to promote emotional intelligence. Education International Journal

Freedman, J. M. (n.d.). The case for emotional intelligence in schools. Retrieved from
Freedman, J. M. (2007). At the heart of leadership: How to get results with emotional intelligence (1st ed.). San Mateo, CA: Six Seconds.
Freedman, J. M. (2011). Structuring transformational learning. Six Seconds – The Emotional Intelligence Network. Retrieved from
Freedman, J. M., & Ghini, M. (n.d.). Inside change. San Francisco, CA: Six Seconds.

Jensen, A (2003, Winter). Reflections on the application of the Self-Science program from the perspective of students, parents, and teachers. Perspectives in Education.  [Download full text as author’s pre-production version]

Kearney, A. (2011). Action research using Six Seconds’ Self-Science Curriculum in a third grade classroom . Six Seconds.

McCown, K (2003). From theory to practice: A personal history of Self-Science: Conversations. Perspectives in Education, 21(4), 69-80. [Abstract]

McCown, K, Jensen, A, & Freedman, J (2007): The Self-Science approach to social-emotional learning.  In  In R. Bar-On, J.G. Maree, &  M.J. Elias, (Eds.), Educating People to Be Emotionally Intelligent. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.  [Preview on Google Books]

McCown, K., Jensen, A. L., Freedman, J. M., & Rideout, M. C. (2010). Self-Science: Getting started with social emotional learning (3rd. ed.). San Mateo, CA: Six Seconds.

Shaw, M., Stillman, S. B., Cicero, G., Cross, D., & Lessard, D. (2010). Multimodal communication: A case study of organizational discourse and one-to-one mentoring at an online university. In U. Demiray, G. Kurubacak, & T. V. Yuzer (Eds.), Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations. Hersey, PA: IGI Global.

Stillman, S. (2012). SEL research and practice: A global snapshot. AERA: Advances in SEL Research, 6(2), 13–15.



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