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Daniel Berry receives Francisco J. Varela Research Award

January, 2015. Lab member Dan Berry, MA, was awarded a competitive Varela Award from the Mind and Life Institute to fund his research on the effects of mindfulness training on empathy and prosocial behavior. The Varela Awards provide grant funding "to pursue research at the forefront of exciting developments in the field of Contemplative Science while advancing careers in laboratories of major universities around the country."

Lab intern Courtney Vaughan earns place in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

September, 2014. The UGSP provides funded scholarship support, summer research training at the NIH, and employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

Mindfulness: Is it a fad or a powerful life-changing coping skill? A look at the science

March, 2014. Washington Post article discusses our research on mindful emotion regulation. Click here to view the article.

Meditation as medicine: It's not what you think

December, 2013. Psychology Today article discusses our research on mindfulness training for those with cancer. Click here to view the article.

Rob Goodman and Jordan Quaglia receive Francisco J. Varela Research Awards

December, 2012. Lab members Rob Goodman, MA, and Jordan Quaglia, MA, were awarded competitive Varela Awards from the Mind and Life Institute to fund their research on the effects of mindfulness training on memory processes in aging adults (Rob) and the effects of mindfulness training on emotion regulation in social contexts (Jordan). The Varela Awards provide grant funding "to pursue research at the forefront of exciting developments in the field of Contemplative Science while advancing careers in laboratories of major universities around the country."

Mindfulness in schools

September, 2011. A story in The Psychologist (an official publication of the British Psychological Society) about our research with collaborators Gina Biegel and Mindful Schools on gains in social skills and attention among schoolchildren receiving mindfulness training. Click here to view the article.

In my humble opinion

June, 2011. David Brooks New York Times blog post about our research on mindfulness in the face of social identity threats. Click here to view the post.

Confronting death with an open, mindful attitude

February, 2011. Psychology Today and Huffington Post stories about our research with collaborators Christopher Niemiec and others on the benefits of mindfulness in facing one's mortality. Click here to view the article.

Shari Cordon receives Francisco J. Varela Research Award

January, 2010. Lab member Shari Cordon, MS, was awarded a competitive Varela Award from the Mind and Life Institute to fund her research on the effects of mindfulness training on couple conflict-related stress and relationship functioning. The Varela Award provides grant funding "to pursue research at the forefront of exciting developments in the field of Contemplative Science while advancing careers in laboratories of major universities around the country."

There's a reason you're happiest on weekends

January, 2010. A USA Today story about our research with collaborators Richard M Ryan and Jessie Bernstein on the weekly cyclicity of emotional states. Click here to view the article.

Melissa Holt receives 2010 SPSP Student Travel Award

December, 2009. Lab member Melissa Holt, MS, was awarded a competitive SPSP travel award, based on the strength of her research to be presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference and the strength of her scholarly record. This year SPSP chose 75 awardees from almost 600 applicants.

Back to basics: Living with simplicity

January, 2009. An Oprah magazine story about our research (with collaborator Tim Kasser) on voluntary simplicity. Click here to view the article.

Mindful couples

November 11, 2008. Dr. Brown was interviewed by the Washington Post about his research on the role of mindfulness in supporting romantic relationship satisfaction and positive outcomes after couple conflict. Click here to view the article.

Karen Stewart awarded NIH Fellowship

May, 2008. Lab member Karen Stewart, MA, was awarded a highly competitive Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31) to conduct her doctoral research on the role of positive emotions in HIV disease management and outcomes. F31 awardees "provide evidence of potential for a productive research career based on the quality of previous research training and academic record."

Mindfulness training for children and teens

June 16, 2007. A New York Times story that discusses our research on mindfulness training for troubled teens. Click here to view the article.

Psychology of sustainability

February 3, 2007. A New York Times study about our research (with collaborator Tim Kasser) on voluntary simplicity. Click here to view the article.

The rules of engagement

September, 2006. Dr. Brown was interviewed by Women’s Health magazine about his research on mindfulness, mindfulness training, and happiness. Click here to view the article.