Hometown: Dillon, Colorado and Berkeley, California
Research Interests: how subjective mindsets (thoughts and beliefs about the world) impact psychological, emotional, physiological, and behavioral mechanisms and modulate stress pathways, health-related behaviors, and social structures. I am passionate about exploring the mediation of these subjective mindsets through modalities (e.g. meditation, mindset interventions, and cognitive reappraisal) designed to generate self-awareness, self-compassion, stress-resilience, ecological awareness and social belonging
Fun Fact: I have studied traditional indigenous wisdom practices in India, Peru, Southeast Asia, Bali, Central America, and China.
Jeffrey de Boer
Hometown: Antioch, IL (Chicago)
Research Interests: Mechanisms of the explicit benefits of mindfulness; Mindfulness and decision making; disease / symptom specific mindfulness based intervention development
Fun Fact: I know all of the words to "DNA" by Kendrick Lamar
Please click on the following link to download Jeffrey's curriculum vita: Jeffrey De Boer CV.
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Research Interests: Globally, I am interested in investigating how mindfulness interventions (classroom-based, smartphone-based, and retreats) can enhance social-emotional learning and academic achievement. Specifically, I aim to explore how mindfulness training can improve self-regulation in adolescents and how this might influence academic and behavioral outcomes (reducing dropout, aggression/suspensions, improving GPA, etc). In short, my goal is to learn how these interventions can be improved, standardized, and tailored to change trajectories especially during critical transitional periods.
Fun Fact: In April of 2010, I played the lead role (Prisoner #8612) in the first ever live performance of the classic Stanford Prison Experiment study in front of psychologist Dr. Philip Zimbardo.