John Chancey Presents! AERA 2019

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John Chancey of the OU MOVE Lab presented their study Examining the Effects of Single-Shot Mindfulness Intervention on Conceptual Change at AERA 2019. Congratulations!

Examining the Effects of Single-Shot Mindfulness Intervention on Conceptual Change

Abstract

Our research explored whether a single-shot mindfulness intervention combined with refutation text would facilitate conceptual change. Study one addressed Genetically Modified Foods, while study two addressed human-induced climate change.  We used Dole and Sinatra’s (1998) Cognitive Reconstruction of Knowledge Model (CRKM) to operationalize conceptual change, which posits that strong conceptual change is associated with high cognitive engagement. Results of study one only revealed significant differences between the two conditions in attitudinal change, however, it was the control group that scored higher. After modifying conditions from study one, the results of study two again revealed no significant differences between the two conditions in regards to the same variables. The findings have implications for mindfulness and conceptual change strategies.

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