Undergraduate student Danielle Tahan has been selected to receive a 2018-19 Fall Undergraduate Research Grant from Psi Chi. This grant is awarded to undergraduate Psi Chi members enrolled in a psychology related field to conduct a research project.
Danielle Tahan is a Psychology student with minors in Human Development & Family Sciences and Domestic Violence Prevention & Services. She is interested in integrating her passions and interdisciplinary studies to serve children who experience adversity. Danielle is particularly passionate about creating supportive and equitable environments within the public school system in order to foster children's development. She is currently exploring effective interventions that could be administered within schools that address the variety of children's needs. The study from this proposal is part of a larger parent study being conducted by the Close Relationships & Health Lab. This study is examining the implications of a mindfulness intervention on relationship quality. Ultimately, Danielle is interested in the interpersonal outcomes of practicing mindfulness and how it could be used to enhance children's development. Danielle plans on using her experience from this process as well as the data collected to support her long term goals of implementing effective practices with children.