Avila University


Maria Hunt, Ph.D.
Office: 1018 Foyle, 816.501.2447

Laboratory for the Study of Mindfulness, Well-being and Related Phenomena

This lab explores how Eastern- and Western-inspired positive psychology practices contribute to individual and collective well-being. We aim to “notice and discover” the practices associated with human flourishing using qualitative and quantitative methodologies. This year, our Mindfulness Research Team is investigating he relationship between two biometric measures: heart rate variability and cortisol. We will also examine the impact of a positive psychology intervention (of our team's choice) on heart rate variability and sleep.