The MSR Lab in the News

Below is a sample of news articles covering our work.

2021


Teens Know They’re Addicted to Social Media: Research Shows What Can Help Them Cut Back

From Education Week

Brian Galla wants to help your teen kick their Instagram habit

From Pittwire

Rebel With a Cause: Help teens resist the pull of social media

From Character Lab

Science says meditation can help kids too

From Headspace

Bridging to Research: Mindfulness in Schools, An Interview with Dr. Brian Galla

From Institute for Learning

Meditation for Teen Emotional Wellbeing

From Spirituality & Health

2020


Using Mindfulness to Boost Low Confidence

From University of Pittsburgh Office of the Provost

2019


Desirable Difficulty: When Effort is Better Than Ease

From Character Lab Tip of the Week

When It Comes to College, High School Grades Reveal More Than Just Academics

From Education Week

Got Cravings? The Best Way to Resist Temptation

From Psychology Today

2018


To Change Your Life, Consider the Easy Route

From New York Magazine’s The Cut

2017


Mindfulness and Compassion Training for Adolescents

From PittEd, the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education Magazine

 2016


The Myth of Self-Control

From Vox’s Science and Health blog

How Self-Compassion Can Help Teens De-Stress

From The Huffington Post and the Greater Good Science Center at University of California, Berkeley

2014


Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

From KQED MindShift. Learn more about the Academic Diligence Task on our measures page.