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Monday, March 4, 2013

Lecture by Dr. Harold Pollack: STRENGTHENING SOCIAL-COGNITIVE SKILLS AMONG DISADVANTAGED YOUTH: A RANDOMIZED FIELD EXPERIMENT

Description:
A growing body of research shows that non-cognitive or social-cognitive skills such as impulse control, emotion regulation, future orientation and social information processing are strongly correlated with schooling success, criminal behavior, earnings, and other key life outcomes. This paper reports the results of a randomized field experiment we carried out in the Chicago Public Schools, which assigned 2,740 disadvantaged male youth in grades 7-10 to either a control group or one year of an intervention that psychologists call cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) designed to strengthen social-cognitive skills by promoting meta-cognition (thinking about thinking). Dr. Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. An expert on the intersection of poverty policy and public health. Free and open to the public {Will appear in FYI on Mar 4, 2013
Start Time:
12:00 PM
End Time:
2:00 PM
Room:
Benjamin Banneker A
Common Location Name:
Stamp Student Union
Web Address:
http://www.ccjs.umd.edu/featuredcontent/1279
Other Contact Information:
Rebecca Linn Johnson UMD Dept of Criminology +1 301 405 4699 rebjoh24@umd.edu www.ccjs.umd.edu


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