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Scott Anderson
Scott Anderson
PhD Candidate, Department of Kinesiology and Founder, YogAutism

Scott A. Anderson has spent most of his life exploring the interface of brain and body. A long-time yoga and meditation teacher, Scott returned to grad school to explore the body/brain connection in greater depth in the Watson Human Performance Lab, and recently earned his Master’s degree. Scott is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Kinesiology Department and his research interests include mindfulness-based postsecondary education and mindfulness training for athletes. In addition to school, Scott loves to bike, ski and trail run.


M.S., Kinesiology

B.S., Physics; Minor, Mathematics

What does well-being mean to me?

"I believe well-being is grounded in appreciation. While we all have our challenges, I believe that a goodness resides within each of us. Recognizing the inherent goodness that’s inside each of us generates an appreciation that leads to well-being."


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The Student Flourishing Initiative

Center for Healthy Minds researchers, along with partners at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Virginia, are creating and studying the impact of a well-being curriculum for college freshman.