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Oral Presentation

Subjects

Cognition in children, Cognitive neuroscience, Executive functions (Neuropsychology) -- Effect of homelessness on, Homeless children -- Health and hygiene -- United States

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Nicholas Smith

Student Level

Undergraduate

Abstract

In this proposal, we suggest that an app designed to promote meditation and mindfulness would help promote the executive function in children ages 10-12 who were experiencing houselessness or unstable housing situations. To test this hypothesis, we propose to recruit at least 100 students ages 10-12 to be randomly assigned to view either an app for meditation or an app for study skills. The students will be tested with Toolbox Flanker Inhibitory Control and Attention Test before and after a four-week period with the apps. To support the hypothesis, we expect that mediation app will result in improved executive function and this improvement will be more pronounced in students with unstable housing situations.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35443

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Interventions for Executive Function in Children with Unstable Housing: Bridging the Gap

In this proposal, we suggest that an app designed to promote meditation and mindfulness would help promote the executive function in children ages 10-12 who were experiencing houselessness or unstable housing situations. To test this hypothesis, we propose to recruit at least 100 students ages 10-12 to be randomly assigned to view either an app for meditation or an app for study skills. The students will be tested with Toolbox Flanker Inhibitory Control and Attention Test before and after a four-week period with the apps. To support the hypothesis, we expect that mediation app will result in improved executive function and this improvement will be more pronounced in students with unstable housing situations.