New Research: Mindfulness Training Reduces Levels of Impulsivity and Aggressiveness in Adolescents

A study just published in the journal, Frontiers in Psychology (September 22, 2016), reports that mindfulness training significantly decreases aggressive and impulsive behavior in high school students. The results come from a carefully conducted study of experimental and control groups using pre-training and post-training measures. Subjects were boys and girls 12 – 19 years old who were attending high school in Spain. Those randomly assigned to the experimental group participated in a mindfulness meditation technique for 10 week.

Mindfulness training is known to improve emotional regulation, including anger anxiety and depression. Almost all research on this . . .

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