Do tests of executive functioning predict response to economic or psychological interventions?
In collaboration with Chris Blattman (Yale University) and Julian Jamison (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Yale University), the Sheridan Lab is involved in a project investigating whether a randomized intervention including a psychological behavior modification protocol and/or unconditional cash transfers can improve the social and economic outcomes of youth living on the streets in Monrovia, Liberia. By administering neuropsychological and cognitive tests of executive functioning before and after the intervention, we are examining the role of executive functions in predicting good response to the intervention. More broadly, we aim to illuminate how tests of executive function can predict variation in real world behavior.
To read more about the Street Youth Rehabilitation and Behavior Change project, visit here.