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Integrating Emotional Intelligence into the College Acting Curricula, 2021

Identifier: te_2021spring_neely_janet.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2021


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


110 pages (110 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"Emotional Intelligence (EI) training can be used in the college acting classroom to add depth to learning and provide a concrete vehicle for faculty to address emotions. Along with movement and voice, EI education will create a strong foundation and give acting students the skills they need to hone their craft. This paper will provide support for integrating EI into the college acting curricula and reflections on the implementation of an EI unit into several acting courses. Anecdotal and empirical evidence points to the need to address emotions in the college classroom. Acting training professionals must rethink acting techniques that stimulate emotions and then ignore or misuse them. These methods often leave the acting student alone with emotions they do not understand and cannot control. This thesis suggests that EI can enrich the college acting curricula while educating and empowering students to both regulate and shape their emotions." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01D Performing Arts

Physical Description

110 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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