Mindfulness Enhances Performance

Please note the following research findings from Science Direct about mindfulness, anxiety, and high-stakes mathematics performance in the laboratory and classroom.
“Mindfulness enhances emotion regulation and cognitive performance. A mindful approach may be especially beneficial in high-stakes academic testing environments, in which anxious thoughts disrupt cognitive control. … In Study 1, we examined performance in a high-pressure laboratory setting. This benefit occurred selectively for problems that required greater working memory resources. Study 2 extended these findings to a calculus course taken by undergraduate engineering majors. Mindfulness indirectly benefited students’ performance on high-stake quizzes and exams by reducing their cognitive anxiety. Mindfulness did not impact performance on lower-stakes homework assignments.

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