Project Title

How Does Mindfulness-Based Therapy Methods Influence Well-Being?

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Finalist: 2015 Outstanding Scientific Project

Major

Psychology

Department

Psychology

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Richard Osbaldiston

Mentor Department

Psychology

Abstract

Depression, anxiety, and stress affect the lives of millions of individuals worldwide. Mindfulness-based therapy methods are a relatively new way of treating individuals with these symptoms. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to study the effectiveness of mindfulness-based therapy on depression, anxiety and stress. We utilized PsycInfo to locate 15 articles that measured the effectiveness of mindfulness-based methods. The effect size for each study was calculated, and then, the overall average weighted effect size was calculated. We hypothesized that mindfulness-based therapy methods would have a moderate to large effect on depression and stress but a small to moderate effect on anxiety.

Keywords: Mindfulness; Depression; Anxiety; Stress

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Poster

Poster Number

75

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How Does Mindfulness-Based Therapy Methods Influence Well-Being?

Depression, anxiety, and stress affect the lives of millions of individuals worldwide. Mindfulness-based therapy methods are a relatively new way of treating individuals with these symptoms. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to study the effectiveness of mindfulness-based therapy on depression, anxiety and stress. We utilized PsycInfo to locate 15 articles that measured the effectiveness of mindfulness-based methods. The effect size for each study was calculated, and then, the overall average weighted effect size was calculated. We hypothesized that mindfulness-based therapy methods would have a moderate to large effect on depression and stress but a small to moderate effect on anxiety.

Keywords: Mindfulness; Depression; Anxiety; Stress