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This is your brain on Internet 

Next year, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will include "Internet Addiction Disorder." A recent Newsweek article takes an in-depth look at research surrounding our digital habits and how they effect our well being. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • July 19, 2012

Meditators make more rational, less emotional business decisions 

Imagine that you and a stranger are participating in a psychology study. The experimenter gives the stranger $20. “Divide this money between you and your partner,” the experimenter tells the stranger. “You can keep any amount for yourself, and give any amount to your partner. But your partner gets to… Read More 

  • Kelly McGonigal
  • November 15, 2011

Including both students & teachers 

Social and emotional learning (SEL) involves the development of the fundamental skills required to understand and manage oneself, and one’s relationships. Supported by research and theory in a variety of fields including education, positive and developmental psychology, cognitive behavioral theory, systems theory, and neuroscience, the SEL framework can be viewed… Read More 

  • Tish Jennings
  • October 4, 2011

Violent Video Games Inhibit the Compassion Instinct 

A study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology provides more evidence that violent video games desensitize players to violence, and makes them more violent in real life. This is not the first study to report such an effect; the evidence has been steadily accumulating over the last decade. But this study… Read More 

  • Kelly McGonigal
  • August 3, 2011

Waking Up to Mindfulness 

Ten years ago last March, I decided to seek help for my mind. It was near the beginning of a third (and most crippling) episode of anxiety and depression, and I realized that whatever the outer circumstances behind my despair, resolution had to come from within. Swamped by… Read More 

  • Ed Halliwell
  • June 13, 2011

MBSR Re-Shapes the Brain 

A recent study published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) reported that practicing mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) therapy can actually lead to structural changes in the amygdala. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • January 20, 2011
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