International Testing: Tablet Tasks

Research Objective

The aim of this study is to combine expertise from economics, psychology and neuroscience to collaboratively examine the impact of socio­economic conditions in early childhood on cognitive development, focusing on executive functioning, a dimension of cognitive development which has been found to be crucial to success in later life. Dr. Sheridan developed a series of 5 executive function tasks and in collaboration with the Young Lives study, researchers collected data on ~4,000 participants. The tasks are unique in that they do not contain a language component, so they can be collected regardless of language and literacy ability.