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Alessandro Sparacio, Laboratoire InterUniversitaire de Psychologie. Personnalité, Cognition, Changement Social
Hans IJzerman, Laboratoire InterUniversitaire de Psychologie. Personnalité, Cognition, Changement Social
Ivan Ropovik, Institute of Psychology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Filippo Giorgini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Christoph Spiessens, Spiessens Coaching Solutions Ltd
Bert N. Uchino, University of Utah, College of Social and Behavioral Science
Joshua Landvatter, University of Utah, College of Social and Behavioral Science
Tracey Tacana, University of Utah, College of Social and Behavioral Science
Sandra J. Diller, Privatuniversität Schloss Seeburg
Jaye L. Derrick, University of Houston
Joahana Segundo, University of Houston
Jace D. Pierce, University of Houston
Robert M. Ross, Macquarie University
Zoë Francis, University of the Fraser Valley
Amanda LaBoucane, University of the Fraser Valley
Christine Ma-Kellams, San Jose State University
Maire B. Ford, Loyola Marymount University
Kathleen Schmidt, Ashland University
Celia C. Wong, SUNY Brockport
Wendy C. Higgins, Macquarie University
Bryant M. Stone, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Samantha K. Stanley, The Australian National University
Gianni Ribeiro, University of Southern Queensland
Paul T. Fuglestad, University of North Florida
Valerie Jaklin, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Andrea Kübler, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Philipp Ziebell, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Crystal L. Jewell, Iowa State University
Yulia Kovas, Goldsmiths, University of London
Tenzin Urgyen, University of Northern IowaFollow

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First published in Nature Human Behavior, (Jun 2024) published by Springer Nature Limited. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-024-01907-7

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Published Version

Keywords

Human behaviour, Psychology

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Nature Human Behaviour

Abstract

Mindfulness witnessed a substantial popularity surge in the past decade, especially as digitally self-administered interventions became available at relatively low costs. Yet, it is uncertain whether they effectively help reduce stress. In a preregistered (OSF https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/UF4JZ; retrospective registration at ClinicalTrials.gov NCT06308744) multi-site study (nsites = 37, nparticipants = 2,239, 70.4% women, Mage = 22.4, s.d.age = 10.1, all fluent English speakers), we experimentally tested whether four single, standalone mindfulness exercises effectively reduced stress, using Bayesian mixed-effects models. All exercises proved to be more efficacious than the active control. We observed a mean difference of 0.27 (d = −0.56; 95% confidence interval, −0.43 to −0.69) between the control condition (M = 1.95, s.d. = 0.50) and the condition with the largest stress reduction (body scan: M = 1.68, s.d. = 0.46). Our findings suggest that mindfulness may be beneficial for reducing self-reported short-term stress for English speakers from higher-income countries.

Department

Department of Psychology

Original Publication Date

6-11-2024

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10.1038/s41562-024-01907-7

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