Effects of Cognitive Control Training among Adolescent Offenders

This project examined how cognitive control skills such as attention, working memory, and response inhibition relate to social-information processing skills and serious adolescent conduct problems (e.g., substance use and offenses). It also assessed the impact of computerized cognitive enhancement training on cognitive control and social information processing skills. The primary goal of this project was to generate evidence on whether intensive cognitive enhancement training improves cognitive control and social information processing skills, identifying whether it might be useful as a preparatory adjunct to treatment.