New publication from our lab in @SciReports.
Mindfulness meditation reduces anxiety, depression, and stress, and it improves emotional regulation. But does mindfulness meditation alter pro-social behavior and make us nicer?
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-62652-1 … 1/
Using a simple donation game, we randomly assigned 326 online subjects to a short mindfulness meditation session (or to a control group) and measured their willingness to donate a portion of their payment for participation as a charitable donation to others. 2/
Subjects who underwent the brief online meditation treatment donated at a 2.61 times higher rate than the control (p = 0.005), after controlling for socio-demographics. They were more altruistic after being asked to meditate. 3/
So mindfulness meditation may increase social cooperation (especially in subjects with low baseline willingness to contribute). This work from our lab #HNL was spearheaded by former Post-Doc Akihiro Nishi now @UCLA (not on twitter) & included @mqdicer https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-62652-1 … 4/
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