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Improving spatial abilities through mindfulness

Published in Consciousness and Cognition, 2011

A brief mindfulness exercise emphasizing a holistic and open ending perspective was found related to improvement of students’ performance on the classic mental rotation task.

Recommended citation: Geng, L., Zhang, L., & Zhang, D. (2011). Improving spatial abilities through mindfulness: Effects on the mental rotation task. Consciousness and Cognition, 20(3), 801 - 806. doi:



Data Management and Analysis with R

Workshop, University of Virginia, Department of Psychology, 2017

This was a five-sessions workshop delivered to the summer research assistants of the Program of Anxiety, Cognition and Treatment Lab as part of their trainings. The workshop covered basic R and Rstudio usage, important R packages like dplyr, and basic concepts of data management and manipulation. RAs were asked to write their own R script to clean and calculate the D score of an Implicit Association Test study with the dataset from the Project Implicit Mental Health study site as their final assignment.