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The Effect of Mindfulness Meditation on the Decision to Engage in Deception

Sigle, Valentin (2019) The Effect of Mindfulness Meditation on the Decision to Engage in Deception.

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Abstract:The current paper assessed whether mindfulness meditation has an influence on deceptive decision making. Mindfulness meditation is likely to elicit increased ethical decision making, state moral awareness, and state mindfulness when practiced over a longer time frame. The present study investigated whether a single session can already elicit changes. There were 169 participants in the study, the results of which were subsequently assessed as to whether the single session affected deceptive decision making as well as state moral awareness, state mindfulness, and state compassion. A significant effect of a single session of mindfulness meditation and the mediation variables deceptive decision making, state moral awareness, state mindfulness, and state compassion could not be identified. Therefore, it has been assumed that a single session is not enough to elicit the changes in states that have been investigated. However, additional analyses have identified significant results which suggest state compassion to influence self-oriented lies vs. other-oriented lies in opposing relationships, i.e. a positive relationship to the one and an inverse relationship to the other. It is recommended to test in a further study the effects of two or three mindfulness meditation sessions on the variables of interest.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78146
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