Sciences and Mathematics, College of
Psychological Science, Department of
BURS Faculty Advisor
Meditation is a practice that has been around for thousands of years with numerous benefits ranging from stress reduction to decreases in stress and anxiety. Research also suggests there may potentially be negative consequences of meditation. However, research has not assessed how long-term practitioners of meditation differ from those with less experience. Our study looks at long-term and short-term practitioners’ susceptibility to false memories. To do this, participants were randomly assigned to either a guided meditation or a mind-wandering condition and then tested on the DRM paradigm. Meditation history was also recorded through a questionnaire.
Firmin, Caroline G.; Dahm, Jessica; Dabdoub, Khalil; and Brown, Benjamin, "PSYCHOLOGY: The Effect of Guided Meditation and Meditation History on False Memory Susceptibility" (2022). Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS). 45.