The overarching goal of the proposed research is to investigate the role of emotions in
facilitating successful lifestyle change, defined as healthy behavioral decisions repeated
daily, or near daily.
Participants are asked to make two lab visits during the course of four weeks to complete
electronic questionnaires, be monitored for psychophysiological activity (e.g. heart rate,
blood pressure, respiration), and listen to a guided meditation audio track. Additionally,
between the two visits participants will be asked to complete weekly surveys that ask about
daily meditation practice (outside of the lab) and general emotions.
- Fluent in written and spoken English, with a high school reading level
- Willingness or interest in learning to meditate
- Computer literate with internet access
- Individuals who are able to read Chinese logographs
- Individuals who have or have had a regular meditation practice, defined as having
attended a 6-week or longer meditation class, practicing meditation at least 3 days a
week for up to 6-weeks.
- Individuals with allergies to adhesive materials