Honors Program Theses

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Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Elizabeth Lefler, Honors Thesis Advisor

Second Advisor

Jessica Moon, Director, University Honors Program

Abstract

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

5-2020

Department

Department of Psychology

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

5-2020

Object Description

1 PDF file (32 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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