Dates of Employment: August 2012 - June 2014
Lionel coordinated a randomized control study investigating the effects of the Center's Kindness Curriculum in classroom settings. His day-to-day activities mostly consisted of coordinating the logistics of school visits by a team of data collectors, as well as training and managing the team to collect data on students' attentional and inhibitory control, cognitive flexibility, social relationships, sharing behaviors, and nonverbal intelligence.
Lionel is particularly interested in how changes in executive functioning might be related to changes in how we interpret our own experiences. He thinks of experiences as symbols that we can relate to in many different ways, depending on our expectations, our openness, and the self-regulating abilities that refine them.