List of all Center for Healthy Minds Studies
Assessing how mindfulness-based training works in classrooms, Center researchers are developing programs for students and children to learn more about how an integrated approach can promote well-being in schools.
Our researchers are learning more about how very early experiences influence the developing brain and child well-being.
Center scientists are evaluating and comparing the effectiveness of brief trainings to buffer against the negative effects that acute stress has on behavior and cognitive abilities.
Center researchers investigated whether compassion – the feeling of caring for and wanting to help others who are suffering – could be cultivated through meditation training using an online intervention.
Are people who are better at controlling their attention, emotion or pain responses in a laboratory setting more successful at carrying that skill into daily life?
Researchers at the Center studied how people who ruminate respond differently to stresses and how this might impact mental health and well-being.
Scholars at the Center examine perceptions and experiences related to mindfulness and how they contribute to studying differing practices.
Center researchers seek to unearth how the brain processes emotions differently depending on a person’s awareness of what’s causing that emotion.
Mindfulness shows promise for improving health, but unbiased tests, led by Center researchers, are needed.
Center scientists are conducting a pilot study with the Madison Police Department to investigate the impact of an eight-week mindfulness training program on police officers' physical and mental health
Our researchers are developing and measuring the impact of video games to help children improve attention and develop pro-social behavior.
Center researchers are developing a program to teach scientifically-informed practices and principles that facilitate well-being.
Center experts are developing assessments and tools that examine ways to cultivate well-being across a variety of people and contexts.
Center researchers are evaluating a mindfulness-based Kindness Curriculum in promoting attention, emotion regulation and pro-social behavior in children.
Center researchers and collaborators are building new approaches to understand the links between traditional contemplative perspectives and scientific theory to better study the scientific effects of meditation training on the brain, body, mind and behavior.
Our scientists examine how individual differences in emotional reactivity and recovery to emotional stimuli, brain structure and patterns of brain activity are related to life experiences, personality, behavior, health and well-being across the adult lifespan in a large national longitudinal sample.
Center experts are researching the impact of a mindful parenting program to help address stressors and demands of parenting as well as promote positive and supportive parent-child interactions.
What drives moral behavior and greater well-being?
How do early experiences shape a person’s chances of developing symptoms associated with depression and anxiety? Center scientists are studying risk factors and longitudinal data to learn more.
Center researchers are investigating possible ways to prevent teacher burnout in the classroom.
Center scientists are exploring the bodily changes associated with a specific type of yoga in individuals on the autism spectrum.
How does cognitive and neural processing of stress-related information differ in individuals with a high risk of depression?
Center researchers are examining how flexibility in self-image influences well-being and pro-social behavior.
How can Buddhist traditions influence the study and practice of mindfulness today?
Center scientists and collaborators examine the impact of well-being training.