Could this be the solution to income inequality..? A study by Barnard College enlisted 1,200 high-school students to engage in "emotion-regulation exercises" before two major biology exams (mid-term and final exams). Students were separated into four groups, and all but one (control) group received some meditation-related intervention.
The results showed that meditation "... increased the passing rate for lower-income students from 61% to 82%" but did NOT have any affect on higher-income students.
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TITLE Reducing socioeconomic disparities in the STEM pipeline through student emotion regulation
PUBLISHER: PNAS (USA)
January 29, 2019
TOPIC(s) Health / Science