Abstract Title

Build Your Own Theme Song App

Abstract

Cognitive restructuring is an important skill in managing anxiety. Many adolescents find this skill difficult outside of the therapy context. Recognizing this, we developed the Build Your Own Theme Song © (BYOTS ©) app to teach a musical version of cognitive restructuring. In this poster, we report preliminary data on the effectiveness of app. Participants were 27 inner city Black 7th and 8th grade girls. Data from the BYOTS© App was collected for two weeks one week with Push alerts and one week without push alerts. Results indicated that anxiety level had been reduced and the App was effective in helping girls manage their anxiety.

Research Category

Psychology

Primary Author's Major

Psychology

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

11-3-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

11-3-2015 5:00 PM

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Research Area

Child Psychology | Clinical Psychology | Cognitive Psychology | Health Psychology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Build Your Own Theme Song App

Cognitive restructuring is an important skill in managing anxiety. Many adolescents find this skill difficult outside of the therapy context. Recognizing this, we developed the Build Your Own Theme Song © (BYOTS ©) app to teach a musical version of cognitive restructuring. In this poster, we report preliminary data on the effectiveness of app. Participants were 27 inner city Black 7th and 8th grade girls. Data from the BYOTS© App was collected for two weeks one week with Push alerts and one week without push alerts. Results indicated that anxiety level had been reduced and the App was effective in helping girls manage their anxiety.