Buddhist-inspired meditation increases the value of calm.

  title={Buddhist-inspired meditation increases the value of calm.},
  author={Birgit Koopmann-Holm and Jocelyn A Sze and Camaron Ochs and Jeanne L Tsai},
  volume={13 3},
Most studies of meditation have focused on "actual affect" (how people actually feel). We predict that meditation may even more significantly alter "ideal affect" (how people ideally want to feel). As predicted, meditators ideally wanted to feel calm more and excited less than nonmeditators, but the groups did not differ in their actual experience of calm or excited states (Study 1). We ruled out self-selection and nonspecific effects by randomly assigning participants to meditation classes, an… CONTINUE READING

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