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Physical Activity and Executive Functioning in College Students

Abstract ABSTRACT PHYSCIAL ACTIVITY AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING IN COLLEGE STUDENTS INTRODUCTION: Regular physical activity may increase neurological development, which has been shown to increase cognitive functioning in older adults and those with dementia. Studies have also shown physical activity and exercise may positively affect executive functioning in children. Little is known about the influence of physical activity on executive functioning in college students between the ages of 18-21 years, a population that is traditionally thought of as healthy. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore the association between physical activity and executive functioning in college-aged students. We hypothesize that regular physical activity is pos... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Burks, Hillary (Author) / Shaibi, Gabriel (Advisor) / Swan, Pamela (Committee member) / Limbers, Christine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Cognitive Functioning / Executive Functioning / Physical Activity
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 94 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Exercise and Wellness 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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