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Training Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety and Improve Economic Decision-Making During the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 15, 2020
Mindfulness, trained via mindfulness meditation, is a psychological trait that can help people fight anxiety, mental health issues and distractions. It has long been using in clinical practice to treat people with clinical stress and mental disorders, and is gaining popularity as a wellness practice for everyone. Theories of mindfulness also suggest that it could play a large role in helping people make better decisions in their lives in general and their economic lives in particular, thanks to improved control of their attention and greater awareness of emotions that may cloud decision-making. This project is a set of two randomized controlled trials of mindfulness meditation taught online to US respondents and employees from an organization in Colombia.