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Being Mindful About Mindfulness

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 19, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 17:00

Mindful meditation can be a powerful tool for coping with stress and anxiety. But it’s been co-opted by pop culture as a quick hack to feel better and be more productive—and now there’s evidence that it’s inclined to make Americans more self-centered. How does something rooted in Buddhist tradition end up making people care less about others? Lauren Ministero conducted a study to answer that question while pursuing her PhD at The University at Buffalo. She’s currently a behavioral scientist at the nonprofit research and development organization MITRE. (Segment produced by Sydney Jezik)