An East Carolina University professor said focusing on social and emotional intelligence as well as IQ can help reduce school violence incidents like what occurred at an elementary school in Connecticut in December.
Mark Stebnicki, a professor in the Addiction and Rehabilitation Studies department, spoke to a small crowd at the Tipsy Teapot Monday as part of a Go Science “Science Cafe” event.
“We’re so focused on math and science, but we also need to incorporate social training and empathy,” the professor said. “We need to teach coping skills, good problem solving skills and resiliency.”
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