We are always seeking active partnerships and collaborations with schools in Central New York to investigate several mindfulness programs. Please contact Dr. Felver (email@example.com), Mind Body Laboratory Director, to learn more about how to become involved.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
In conjunction with the Syracuse University Counseling Center and the Syracuse University Contemplative Collaborative, the Mind Body Lab offered the 8-week MBSR course to students during the 2015-2016 academic year. Students were measured pre-, post-, and at follow-up on outcomes such as stress, psychosocial-wellbeing, and self-regulation. Data collection is still being conducted, please visit this site in the future for results from this study.
Learning to BREATHE for high school students
Syracuse City School District high school students taking a health education class were randomly assigned to a mindfulness-based curriculum, Learning to BREATHE. Data was collected from students, parents, and teacher related to student stress, wellbeing, and school behavior. Data is currently being analyzed, please visit this site again soon for updates!
Kripalu Yoga in the Schools for middle school students
Syracuse City School District middle school students taking physical education were offered the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools curriculum 2-3 times per week. Data was collected from students, parents, and teacher related to student stress, wellbeing, and school behavior. Data is currently being analyzed, please visit this site again soon for updates!
EVALUATION OF BRIEF INTERVENTIONS FOR TEST ANXIETY - MORE INFO
Hi, my name is Dr. Felver and I would like to extend an invitation to all the students of this class (PSY 205) to complete a research project that will enable you to gain all the credits required for your SONA participation in this class. The credits you can receive will also cover extra credits research points for this class.
The study will examine group activities that may support your ability to perform on tests and may reduce feelings of stress and worry associated with taking tests. We are evaluating three different types of groups to determine which may be the most supportive.
If you choose to participate, you will attend a series five, free, group classes taking place on Monday and Wednesday evening between 7pm and 9pm. These classes will be taught by Adam Clawson and Melissa Morton, doctoral students in the Psychology Department under my supervision. You will also be asked to complete self-reporting forms online two times during the project, approximately 15 minutes each time, once before the beginning of the groups, and once after the end of the groups. There will be a total of 5 classes for you to attend, each one lasting 30 minutes. We will also be using your grade on the 3rd Midterm as an outcome variable. You can choose to leave the experiment at any time and will not be penalized by in any way. You will still receive credit for any completed research time as part of the project, but you will only be eligible for receiving all of the potential credit if you attend all 5 group sessions (i.e., 100% attendance).
In order to participate in these classes, you must be available on these dates between 7pm and 9pm: April 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, and May 1st. Classes will only be thirty minutes long, but the start time for the class will vary during these dates to control for the time of day.
Aside from the benefit of signing up for only one study to complete all of your SONA credits, you might also be able to learn ways to manage your stress in college for free. You may benefit indirectly by a sense of satisfaction of having contributed to valuable research designed to learn more about interventions that could be used to support and help future students.
You can sign up by opening an acccount on the SONA website and registering for the study named “Evaluation of Brief Interventions for Test Anxiety.” Please feel free to contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions).