The role of physical activity promoting thinking skills and emotional behavior of preschool children

Friends of the Behavioral Economics Blog, this week we present the paper “The role of physical activity promoting thinking skills and emotional behavior of preschool children”, by Wang, Changwei (2022), in whichthe authors main purpose is to determine the relationship between physical education and emotional development of preschool children. This study involved 366 children (188 boys and 178 girls) at the age of 5 and 6 years old. There has been shown that regular physical activity provides psychological benefits, like reducing symptoms of depression, positive moods, reduced anxiety, and increased self-esteem, but is not much information about how it affects young children. ….[READ]