Physiological and subjective effects of Zen meditation and demand characteristics

James Malec, Carl N. Sipprelle

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Undergraduates studied a Zen meditation exercise under 3 demand conditions: deactivation (modeling and suggesting relaxation outcome), neutral (no specific outcome), and activation (arousal outcome). Results show that Zen meditation produces small physiological changes in naive, unpracticed Ss. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-340
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1977


  • subjective changes, college students
  • Zen meditation exercise under various demand conditions, physiological &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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