A meta-analysis in Psychological Bulletin of 595 studies on the psychological effects of meditation found that in the 163 studies deemed to have “sufficient theoretical background,” the strongest changes were in emotionality and relationship issues. The study suggests that more precise theories are needed about how and why meditation works in order to understand its effects.
Sedlmeier, P; Everth, J; et. al; The Psychological Effects of Meditation: A Meta-Analysis, Psychological Bulletin, May 14, 2012
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