Calligraphy and meditation for stress reduction: an experimental comparison

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Kao, Henry; Zhu,Lin.; Chen,Hao Yi; Liu,Ivy C.Y.; Zhang,Manlin; Chao,An An;
  • Publisher: Dove Medical Press
  • Journal: Psychology Research and Behavior Management, volume 7, pages 47-52 (issn: 1179-1578, eissn: 1179-1578)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC3928403, doi: 10.2147/PRBM.S55743
  • Subject: Industrial psychology | calligraphic handwriting | Psychology Research and Behavior Management | Psychology | HF5548.7-5548.85 | meditation | BF1-990 | stress reduction | Original Research | intervention
    mesheuropmc: endocrine system

Henry SR Kao,1 Lin Zhu,2 An An Chao,3 Hao Yi Chen,4 Ivy CY Liu,5 Manlin Zhang6 1Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; 2Department of Psychology, Renmin University of China, Beijing, 3International Society of Calligraphy... View more
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