Effectiveness of Coloring as a Technique to Reduce Physiological and Psychological Stress
Coloring pre-drawn mandalas has been proposed as a brief, inexpensive, accessible distraction technique to reduce stress. The aim of the proposed study was to evaluate the effectiveness of coloring as a technique to reduce the both the physiological (i.e. blood pressure and heart rate) and psychological (i.e. negative affect) indicators of stress; the study also aimed to take into account the potential moderating effect of individual differences in ruminative response tendency. The goal was to help clarify some of the inconsistencies and gaps in the literature regarding the effectiveness of coloring for both physiological and psychological stress reduction. Keywords: coloring, mandala, stress, distraction, rumination
Clinical psychology|Physiological psychology
Verhoeven, Hanna, "Effectiveness of Coloring as a Technique to Reduce Physiological and Psychological Stress" (2020). ETD Collection for Pace University. AAI28288985.
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