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Flook, Lisa; Smalley, Susan L.; Kitil, M. Jennifer; Galla, Brian M.; Kaiser-Greenland, Susan; Locke, Jill; Ishijima, Eric; Kasari, Connie – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2010
A school-based program of mindful awareness practices (MAPs) was evaluated in a randomized control study of 64 second- and third-grade children ages 7-9 years. The program was delivered for 30 minutes, twice per week, for 8 weeks. Teachers and parents completed questionnaires assessing children's executive function immediately before and following…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Questionnaires, Metacognition
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Napoli, Maria; Krech, Paul Rock; Holley, Lynn C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
Mindfulness is the cognitive propensity to be aware of what is happening in the moment without judgment or attachment to any particular outcome. This concept flies in the face of modern, Western philosophical outcomes-based thinking about events and activities. This article presents results of a formative evaluation of whether participation in a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Formative Evaluation, Grade 3, Attention Deficit Disorders