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The Relative Impact of 15-Minutes of Meditation Compared to a Day of Vacation in Daily Life: An Exploratory Analysis

May, C. J., Ostafin, B. & Snippe, E., 2020, In : Journal of Positive Psychology. 15, 2, p. 278-284 7 p.

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May, C. J., Ostafin, B., & Snippe, E. (2020). The Relative Impact of 15-Minutes of Meditation Compared to a Day of Vacation in Daily Life: An Exploratory Analysis. Journal of Positive Psychology, 15(2), 278-284. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2019.1610480

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May, Christopher J. ; Ostafin, Brian ; Snippe, Evelien. / The Relative Impact of 15-Minutes of Meditation Compared to a Day of Vacation in Daily Life : An Exploratory Analysis. In: Journal of Positive Psychology. 2020 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 278-284.

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May, CJ, Ostafin, B & Snippe, E 2020, 'The Relative Impact of 15-Minutes of Meditation Compared to a Day of Vacation in Daily Life: An Exploratory Analysis', Journal of Positive Psychology, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 278-284. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2019.1610480

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The Relative Impact of 15-Minutes of Meditation Compared to a Day of Vacation in Daily Life : An Exploratory Analysis. / May, Christopher J.; Ostafin, Brian; Snippe, Evelien.

In: Journal of Positive Psychology, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2020, p. 278-284.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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May CJ, Ostafin B, Snippe E. The Relative Impact of 15-Minutes of Meditation Compared to a Day of Vacation in Daily Life: An Exploratory Analysis. Journal of Positive Psychology. 2020;15(2):278-284. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2019.1610480


BibTeX

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