The purpose of this research study is to learn about how emotions alter bodily systems in ways that facilitate positive behavior change.

We are looking for people who are:

    • between 35 and 64 years old
    • fluent in written and spoken English
    • interested in learning about meditation
    • not engaged, nor have been, in regular meditation practice
    • have not previously participated in a meditation research study
    • not allergic to adhesive materials (including Latex)

Participation includes:

    • One 90-minute laboratory visit
    • Three weekly 5-minute web-based surveys (Weeks 1, 2, and 3)
    • One 40-minute lab follow-up visit (Week 4)

How much will I earn?

We will pay up to $120 for completing the study. You will receive $45.00 for completing the initial 90-minute lab session, $5.00 for each of the 5-minute web-based surveys ($15.00 for completing all three), $30.00 for completing the 45-minute Week 4 laboratory session, and a $30.00 bonus if everything is completed.

In addition, you will receive a custom-designed canvas tote bag, an MP3 player with guided meditations, and a custom-designed meditation journal.


All lab sessions are held in our off-campus laboratory located at 1829 East Franklin Street, Building 600, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

A map and directions are located HERE

When are the lab sessions?

Lab visits will usually be scheduled Monday through Friday at the following times:

8:00 am - 9:30 am 10:00 am - 11:30 pm 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Please register online by clicking HERE. We will get in touch with you shortly to arrange a lab visit.


Please call Julia Schnyer at 919-942-4988.