Study Details

The Meditation Tools Study includes the following components:
1. Baseline Questionnaire packet (online), including demographics, contact into
2. Orientation (1 hr) located in Arjona 403 (meditation room)
3.  Providing a base-line saliva sample
4. 4-week meditation intervention, which includes:
  • following instructions provided in orientation
  • visiting the meditation room (Arjona 403) 2x/wk to practice meditating using your assigned tools for 10 minutes each time, anytime during normal business hours (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm)
  • practicing daily mindfulness techniques
  •  filling out brief email survey every other day to confirm practice
5. Follow-up questionnaire packet (online)
6. Providing a follow-up saliva sample
7. Debriefing, compensation ($20 either cash or amazon gift card, AND if part of the psych participation pool, you will be awarded 12 credits credit for introductory psychology course experiment participation).
8. Brief email survey (at 1 month, 6 months and 12 months) to find out if you choose to continue practicing meditation
Time requirement (in order):
  • 30-40 minutes for online questionnaires
  • 60 minute orientation in Arjona 403
  • 10-20 minutes for saliva sample
  • 4 week intervention:
    • 20 minutes per week meditating in Arjona (two 10-minute sessions, anytime you choose during normal business hours)
    • practicing meditation on your own every day, average of 10 minutes per day (total of 70 minutes meditating per week, including time at Arjona)
    • 2 minutes to fill out status check emails every other day
  • 30 minutes for follow-up online questionnaires
  • 10-20 minutes for  follow-up saliva sample
  • 5 minutes debriefing and pick up compensation
  • 2 minutes follow-up email surveys 1, 6, and 12 months later

Additional Requirements:

  • 18 yrs or older
  • does not currently meditate
  • able/willing to download meditation apps onto personal device (e.g., cell phone) that will be provided by the researchers

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