MindUP is a Data Driven, Evidence-Based, Accredited Program
MindUP places a high value on ensuring that our program is grounded in research. With more than ten years of independent research, including four randomized control trials, MindUP has been extensivley studied.
MindUP is an evidence-based program grounded in:
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
MindUP Research Highlights
Children who have received MindUP showed the following outcomes:
Better stress regulation as assessed by the stress hormone, cortisol.
Improved academic performance, especially in math and language arts.
More prosocial, trustworthy, and liked by their peers.
Enhanced tools and strategies for self-regulation.
Demonstrated positive effects on reducing aggression and managing stress.
Increased optimism and happiness.
Schonert-Reichl & Lawlor, 2010; Schonert-Reichl et al., 2015.
Research Studies Timeline
What the Research Says
Students who received the MindUP program, compared to their peers who did not, had significant improvements across multiple areas including:
Improved stress physiology, as measured by the hormone, cortisol
Improved peer ratings of kindness, pro-socialness, and peer acceptance
Schonert-Reichl K.A., Oberle, E., Lawlor, M.S., Abbitt, D., Thomson, K., Oberlander, T.F., & Diamond, A. (2015). Enhancing cognitive and social-emotional development through a simple-to administer mindfulness-based school program for elementary school children: A randomized controlled trial. Developmental Psychology, 51, 52-66.