Meditation and Human Development Research Team Openings
Meditation has long been a divisive conversation in interfaith discussions. There are some who believe meditation opens the mind and spirit to be present with the Divine, and others that believe it opens a person to opposing forces. As researchers, we are exploring the questions surrounding meditation and other centering practices; questions about the influence meditation and prayer have on development.
If you have interest in this topic, an experience to share, or more research questions, I wanted to let you know that we are starting a new research group here in the pastoral counseling department. The Meditation and Human Development Research Team we will be opening up the discussion to investigate meaningful questions about meditation.
Meditation and Human Development
This research group is devoted to understanding how meditation (and similar practices such as contemplative prayer) influences the development of mind, body and spirit. The goals of the group are to secure grant funding to support the research and subsequent peer reviewed publication and presentation of data investigating how meditation influences our lives and how it can be used to better the lives of clients who seek help in counseling. Students who are interested in becoming a part of the research team should submit a resume or curriculum vitae to Jesse Fox, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Five Reasons to join this group:
- CONTRIBUTE to the research and development that is changing the social sciences understanding of spirituality and centering prayer.
- INSPIRE These ground floor discussions on the emergent research topic of mediation may just inspire your research as we cultivate ours.
- EXPERIENCE Be a part of a lively discussion, academic debates, and developing research
- ACQUISITION new skills, as the team is exploring grant funding, writing, and proposals.
- LEARN about applying for grant funding, writing a research proposal, and study outcomes