Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia: A Preliminary Investigation into the Effects of Mindfulness Instruction in a Complex Clinical Sample

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Publication Type poster
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Creator Chandler, Julia
Title Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia: A Preliminary Investigation into the Effects of Mindfulness Instruction in a Complex Clinical Sample
Date 2015-03
Description Presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium and the CSBS Research Day. Introduction Background • Emotion dysregulation is a risk factor for many forms of psychopathology (Vasilev et al, 2009). • Mindfulness based therapies, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are often effective for treating disorders characterized by emotion dysregulation (Khoury et al, 2013). • Low respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) is a biological measure associated with psychopathology and emotion dysregulation (Porges, 2007). • RSA is responsive to environmental input and can change over time (Gross, 2002). • It is currently unknown whether mindfulness results in improvements in RSA in populations characterized by emotion dysregulation. Hypothesis • We hypothesized that symptoms of psychopathology would correlate with emotion dysregulation, that psychopathology and emotion dysregulation would be associated with low baseline RSA, and that a brief mindfulness task would raise RSA.
Type Text; Image
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Mindfulness; Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia; RSA; DBT; Emotion Regulation; Emotion Dysregulation
Language eng
Rights Management © Julia Chandler
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 1,733,854 Bytes
Identifier uspace/id/11048
ARK ark:/87278/s6pg51v2
Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2015-04-28
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 713031
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pg51v2
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