mca 16(9): e1

Research Article

Mobile device-based mindfulness intervention promotes emotional regulation during anticipatory stress

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261617,
        author={Eric Mayor and Liudmila Gamaiunova},
        title={Mobile device-based mindfulness intervention promotes emotional regulation during anticipatory stress},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications},
        volume={3},
        number={9},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={MCA},
        year={2017},
        month={4},
        keywords={mobile-based intervention, mindfulness, anticipatory stress, positive and negative affect, trier social stress test},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261617}
    }
    
  • Eric Mayor
    Liudmila Gamaiunova
    Year: 2017
    Mobile device-based mindfulness intervention promotes emotional regulation during anticipatory stress
    MCA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261617
Eric Mayor1,*, Liudmila Gamaiunova2
  • 1: University of Neuch√Ętel
  • 2: University of Lausanne
*Contact email: eric.mayor@unine.ch

Abstract

Mindfulness training applications for mobile devices are increasing in number and use, but little is known on their effectiveness. Our study (N = 107) is the first to examine the effect of a brief mobile-based mindfulness intervention on the emotional reactions to anticipatory social stress. Results show that the intervention is effective in weakening the increase of negative affect related to anticipatory stress, mostly in men. Implications and future research directions are discussed.