Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Elizabeth Lefler, Honors Thesis Advisor
Jessica Moon, Director, University Honors Program
Interventions involving mindfulness in schools are becoming increasingly commonplace. Mindfulness is a way of directing attention towards the present moment without passing judgement, and has been adapted as a psychological treatment over the past forty years. The goal of this review is to summarize how schools have used interventions featuring mindfulness; and particularly the impact on externalizing behavior in the classroom. Online database search techniques were utilized in the collection and analysis of these studies. The findings of this review show that mindfulness interventions may be valuable in the reduction of externalizing behavior in the classroom, but the current research has methodological flaws. Further randomized-controlled trials using a double-blind data collection technique are recommended.
Year of Submission
Department of Psychology
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
1 PDF file (32 pages)
©2020 Madison Ruhlmann
Ruhlmann, Madison, "The impact of school-based mindfulness programs on the externalizing behavior of students" (2020). Honors Program Theses. 423.