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Stressed for Success: An Anxiety Reappraisal Video Intervention for Undergraduates
Students everywhere can feel anxious about exams and are commonly met with the advice to “calm down.” However, researchers have found that it is the worries, not the bodily feelings associated with anxiety, that impair ...
Food for Thought: How Skipping Lunch and Psychiatric Illness Affect Cognition
Meal skipping is a common disordered eating behavior in college-aged individuals. This behavior is associated with a variety of health risks, including nutritional deficits and an increased risk for eating pathology. Research ...
Can’t You Feel Your Heartbeat Fast?: Mindfulness as a mediator between interoception and anxiety
Interoception is the perception of physical and emotional sensations within the body, such as hunger, respiration, and pain. Interoception is conceptualized in different components, including interoceptive accuracy (IAc), ...
The Effects of Everyday Discrimination on the Mental Health of Muslim Students at Duke University
This thesis seeks to elucidate the relationship between experiences of discrimination and mental health state among the Muslim population at Duke. In the first chapter, I argue that although the negative relationship between ...