If you haven’t already, now would be a good time to look over the Statistics Terminology page, if not also the Principles of Qualified Sources page. This is to give a more accurate idea of how well-done the following studies were conducted.

Enjoy!

  • Kindness-based meta-analysis of 22 studies
    • Increased well-being and social interaction
  • Various systematic reviews and meta-analyses on all forms
    • “a wide range of health benefits
      • Self-awareness
      • Less negativity
      • Greater stress-management
      • Present-oriented
      • New perspectives
  • Scientific validity via various systematic reviews and meta-analyses
    • 30-minutes a day for eight weeks
      • “learning, memory, regulation of emotions and empathic capacity.”
    • “a consistent alternative therapy [to] conventional treatments”
  • Meta-analysis of 163 studies
    • Medium-large benefits on mental affect and relationship issues
  • Systematic review of 813 studies
    • Many of poor quality
    • A wide array of improvements
      • Reaction time
      • Intelligence, grades, learning capacity, memory overall
      • Self actualization
        • Three times more for T.M. than other methods
      • Anxiety
      • Repressed thoughts and feelings
      • Power over thoughts and emotions
      • Compassion
      • “improvement in…positive affective and mental states… decline in the dimensions of negative affective and mental states.”
  • Meta-analysis of over 200 studies, over 12,000 participants
    • “MBT is an effective treatment for a variety of psychological problems, and is especially effective for reducing anxiety, depression, and stress.”
  • Meta-analysis of 20 studies on link to creativity
    • “statistically significant, but relatively weak correlation”
    • Best via open-monitoring aspect
  • Meta-analysis of 39 studies have found MBSR to be best meditation for well-being
    • Anxiety reduction
  • Systematic review: 24 studies regarding MBSR
    • “foster…a sense of control and self-efficacy in their condition”
    • “seem to be clinically validated”
  • Systematic review: 14 studies
    • Decreases binge and emotional eating
  • Meta-analysis of 47 studies
    • Over 3,500 participants
    • Improved depression and anxiety