Impulsive Behavior clinical trials at University of California Health
1 research study open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 3-6
Deficits in self-control are of major public health relevance as they contribute to several negative outcomes for both individuals and society. For children, developing self-control is a critically important step toward success in academic settings and social relationships, yet there are few non-pharmacological approaches that have been successful in increasing self-control. We found in our earlier studies that self-control can be increased in preschool-aged children with high impulsivity by using games in which they practice gradually increasing wait-time for larger, more delayed rewards. We are performing this current study to test if this training to increase self-control can be increased using mobile app technology, with computerized game time being used as a reward.
at UC Davis
Our lead scientists for Impulsive Behavior research studies include Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D..