"Are Your Students Absent, Not Absent, or Present? Mindfulness and Student Performance" Featuring AJ Sumell

Video created by Thomas Digiano Employee on Feb 17, 2016

    The role of mindfulness, defined as self-awareness and attention to one's experiences in the present moment, has received increased attention as behavioral studies find evidence that greater mindfulness increases productivity among individuals in the workplace.  Our study builds upon this research by studying how mindfulness affects student performance in Principles of Economics courses. The study uses self-reported survey data and various measures of performance data to determine whether increased mindfulness contributes to a student's ability to comprehend and retain information.