Masha Jones Receives $10,000 Grant from the UC Consortium on the Developmental Science of Adolescence
Doctoral candidate Masha R. Jones has received a seed grant of $10,000 from the UC Consortium on the Developmental Science of Adolescence. This award will support her research project entitled "The Development of Cognitive Control and Creativity in Adolescents with and without Learning Disabilities."
Masha, along with her adviser Professor Susanne M. Jaeggi and their collaborator Associate Professor Adriana Galván from the department of psychology at UCLA, will be exploring the cognitive mechanisms associated with creativity in youth with and without learning disabilities. Their aim is to test whether certain aspects of creativity may, in fact, be a resource for these students. The project will also look at how creativity and the cognitive functions associated with it develop across childhood and adolescence, in order to better understand how differences in cognitive development may lead to individual differences in creative abilities.