Patrick T Sharkey - NYU

The Effects of Local Violence on Children's Cognitive Functioning & Academic Performance

    Date:  01/17/2013 (Thu)

    Time:  3:30pm- 5:00pm

    Location:  Social Sciences 111

    Organizer:  Amar Hamoudi


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   *** - All meetings (unless otherwise noted) will be in 213 Soc-Sci - ***

   10:00am - please HOLD OPEN for now (potential conflict for Patrick)

   10:30am - Liz Ananat

   11:00am - Ryan Brown, Nick Ingwersen

   11:30am - OPEN

   12:00pm - Lunch (Faculty Commons): Candice Odgers

    1:00pm - Meet w/ DuPRI Students: Maria Laurito, Greg Callanan

    1:45pm - Katherine King

    2:15pm - Elizabeth Frankenberg (221-A Social-Sciences)

    2:45pm - Amar Hamoudi (221-A Social-Sciences)

    3:15pm - Seminar Prep (111 Soc-Sci)

    3:30pm - Seminar Presentation (3:30pm to 5:00pm)

   6:30pm - Dinner: Amar Hamoudi, Liz Ananat, Sandra Albrecht, ... (1 or 2 more)


    Additional Comments:  ABSTRACT: How does living in a violent environment "get into the minds" of children to affect them as they engage in daily life at home and in school? The research I will discuss develops new methods to identify the causal effect of exposure to incidents of extreme violence in children's neighborhoods. By exploiting the timing of events that occur in children's neighborhoods, this research examines how violence affects children's cognitive functioning, their ability to maintain attention and control impulses, and their performance in school.