The Research

The Cultivating Well-Being team (comprised of business professionals, researchers and experienced facilitators) plans to implement a research component to this program in the future that studies the effectiveness of the curriculum in the following ways:

  • Assesses changes in emotional styles before and after participating in the program
  • Investigates how dimensions of emotional style contribute to flourishing and well-being, both personally and professionally
  • Explores links between changes in dimensions of emotional style and workplace productivity measures such as absenteeism, output and distraction
  • Studies how personal well-being and emotional dimensions such as outlook, attention and resilience improve workplace well-being
  • Examines how well-being skills adopted by leaders influence overall workplace culture and outcomes

Other CIHM Research

Founded and led by world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Richard J. Davidson, the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison is a global leader in conducting novel research that has revolutionized the understanding of the mind, emotions and well-being.

The Center focuses on ways to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind.

Research projects cover the behavioral and neural bases of pro-social behavior, meditation and compassion training, mental and physical health as well as development across the lifespan and well-being in education. The Center conducts basic and translational research, developing tools and curricula for work, healthcare and educational settings to understand the scientific underpinnings of well-being and suffering.

View the latest scientific publications from the Center.