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ANALYSIS OF FINDINGS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON THE TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION PROGRAM FOR EDUCATION

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This document provides an index to the relevant research findings contained in Scientific Research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program: Collected Papers, Volumes 1 to 5 for Education. In it, you can find all the research papers pertaining to specific topics, such as intelligence, creativity, academic performance, special education, etc.

 

The following findings have been taken from the original scientific papers reprinted in Scientific Research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program: Collected Papers, Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Included are the results of many studies conducted in educational settings as well as the results of other research of particular relevance to this area. The numbers contained in the brackets after each finding refer to the designated numbers of the original research studies as they are reprinted in Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 mentioned above.

EDUCATION

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Intelligence, Learning Ability, and Intellectual Performance

 

• Increased Intelligence (Vol. 1: 53, 55, 103; Vol. 2: 150; Vol. 3: 257, 261; Vol. 4: 307; Vol. 5: 387, 389, 390, 392, 393.)

• Increased Intelligence Growth Rate (Vol. 1: 54; Vol. 3: 265; Vol. 5: 389, 390.)

• Increased Growth Rate on Reaction-Time Measures Which are Correlated With Intelligence (Vol. 5: 390.)

• Increased Learning Ability (Vol. 1: 56, 57; Vol. 3: 265; Vol. 4: 300; Vol. 5: 380, 386, 415, 416.)

• Improved Memory (Vol. 1: 56, 58; Vol. 2: 132, 134, 136; Vol. 3: 257, 264.)

• Spontaneous Organization of Memory (Vol. 1: 58; Vol. 2: 134, 136.)

• Improved Stabilization of Organized Memory (Vol. 1: 58.)

• Accelerated Cognitive Development in Children (Vol. 5: 382, 383, 415, 416.)

• Improved Cognitive Flexibility (Vol. 3: 253; Vol. 4: 300; Vol. 5: 380.)

• Increased Efficiency of Concept Learning (Vol. 3: 219; Vol. 5: 380.)

• Faster Processing of Cognitively Complex Information (Vol. 5: 374.)

• Improved Concentration (Vol. 2: 132.)

• Broader Comprehension and Improved Ability to Focus Attention—Increased Field Independence (Vol. 1: 52, 103; Vol. 3: 255, 257, 259; Vol. 4: 307; Vol. 5: 384, 389.)

• Improved Comprehension (Vol. 2: 132.)

• Cognitive Orientation toward Positive Values (Vol. 5: 394.)

• Increased Mental Clarity and Wakefulness (Vol. 1: 93; Vol. 2: 147.)

• Increased Word Fluency (Vol. 5: 380.)

• Improved Intellectual Performance (Vol. 1: 62.)

• Improved Problem-Solving Ability (Vol. 1: 58, 62.)

• Greater Adaptability of Mental Orientation (Vol. 1: 71.)

• Improved Ability to Deal with the Abstract and Complex (Vol. 1: 62.)

 

Academic Performance and Academic Orientation

• Improved Academic Performance (Vol. 1: 59–61; Vol. 4: 306; Vol. 5: 385, 386, 387, 391.)

• Improved Scores on Social Studies, Literary Materials, Reading, Quantitative Thinking, and General Academic Achievement (Vol. 5: 386.)

• Improved Mathematical Intuition (Vol. 5: 417.)

• Greater Interest in Academic Activities (Vol. 1: 71; Vol. 2: 138; Vol. 4: 304.)

• Greater Commitment to Higher Education (Vol. 2: 138; Vol. 4: 304.)

• Greater Intellectual Orientation (Vol. 1: 71; Vol. 2: 138.)

• Greater Scientific Orientation (Vol. 2: 138.)

• Greater Aesthetic Orientation (Vol. 1: 71; Vol. 2: 138.)

• Enhanced Academic Atmosphere in a University Setting (Vol. 4: 304.)

• Increased Influence in Decision Making By Teachers Concerning Classroom Instruction (Vol. 5: 388.)

 

Creativity

• Enhanced Creativity (Vol. 1: 62, 63, 103; Vol. 2: 150; Vol. 3: 257, 260; Vol. 4: 294, 305; Vol. 5: 392, 395.)

• Increased Resourcefulness (Vol. 2: 150.)

• Increased Innovation (Vol. 1: 62.)

 

Brain Functioning

• Increased Orderliness of Brain Functioning (Vol. 1: 1–4, 14–18, 20, 102; Vol. 2: 115, 117; Vol. 3: 205, 210, 211, 213, 215, 217, 218, 224; Vol. 4: 294–296.)

• Increased Integration of Brain Functioning (Vol. 1: 14–17, 20, 102; Vol. 3: 205, 210, 211, 213, 215, 217, 218, 224; Vol. 4: 294–296; Vol. 5: 370, 371, 375.)

• Increased Brain Wave Coherence (Vol. 1: 20, 21, 102; Vol. 3: 205, 210, 213, 215, 217, 218, 224; Vol. 4: 294, 296; Vol. 5: 370, 371.)

• Increased EEG Coherence at the Moment of Performance of TM-Sidhi Yogic Flying (Vol. 1: 102; Vol. 5: 375.)

• Increased EEG Coherence during Acquisition of New Information (Vol. 5: 372.)

• Increased Blood Flow to the Brain: The Basis of Optimizing Brain Functioning (Vol. 2: 105, 106; Vol. 3: 194, 195.)

• Increased Neurological Efficiency:

—Increased Efficiency of Information Transfer in the Brain (Vol. 2: 114, 116; Vol. 3: 214, 251; Vol. 5: 374.)

—Improved Spinal Reflex Activity (Vol. 3: 226, 227, 229.)

—Improvements in Reaction-Time Measures Which are Correlated with Intelligence (Vol. 5: 390.)

• Greater Ability to Process Information at Speed (Vol. 2: 123.)

• Improved Left Hemispheric Functioning—Improved Verbal and Analytical Thinking (Vol. 1: 54–56, 58, 62, 63, 103; Vol. 2: 134; Vol. 3: 260, 265; Vol. 5: 387, 389, 390, 392.)

• Improved Right Hemispheric Functioning—Improved Synthetic and Holistic Thinking (Vol. 1: 103; Vol. 2: 135, 140; Vol. 3: 257, 260; Vol. 5: 393.)

• Increased Sensitivity, Strength, and Flexibility of the Nervous System (Vol. 4: 301.)

• Greater Adaptability of Brain Functioning (Vol. 2: 120.)

• Increased Order-Producing Activity of the Brain during Sleep (Vol. 5: 373.)

• Faster Processing of Cognitively Complex Information in the Elderly (Vol. 5: 374.)

These correlations indicate an integrated development in subjects who practice Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs. The longer they practice, the higher their EEG coherence. Higher EEG coherence means more creativity, neurological efficiency, flexibility of concept learning, effective academic performance, ideal social behavior, self-esteem, superior performance on age-related variables, and clarity of experiences of transcendental consciousness.

—Between Duration of Practice of Transcendental Meditation and High EEG Coherence (Vol. 4: 296.)

—Between High EEG Coherence, High Levels of Creativity, Neurological Efficiency, and Experience of Transcendental Consciousness (Vol. 1: 21.)

—Between High EEG Coherence, Higher States of Consciousness, Experience of the TM-Sidhis, and High Levels of Creativity (Vol. 1: 102; Vol. 3: 216.)

—Between Increased Frontal EEG Coherence and Increased Creativity (Vol. 4: 294.)

—Between High EEG Coherence, Neurological Efficiency, and Flexibility of Concept Learning (Vol. 3: 219.)

—Between High EEG Coherence, Neurological Efficiency, and Superior Academic Performance (Vol. 3: 230, 231.)

—Between High EEG Coherence and Improved Performance in Mathematics (Vol. 3: 221.)

—Between Changes in EEG Coherence and Increased Moral Maturity, Increased Intelligence, Improved Academic Performance, and Decreased Neuroticism (Vol. 4: 294.)

—Between High EEG Coherence, High Levels of Principled Moral Reasoning, and a Unified Cosmic Perspective on Life (Vol. 3: 223.)

—Between High EEG Coherence and More Ideal Social Behavior (Vol. 4: 297.)

—Between High EEG Coherence and Self-Esteem and Social Self, One’s Sense of Adequacy and in the General Social Environment (Vol. 5: 370.)

—Between High EEG Coherence and Superior Performance on Age-Related Psychological Variables (Vol. 3: 225.)

• Increased Intersubject EEG Coherence: Long Range Effects of the Group Dynamics of Consciousness (Vol. 3: 222.)

 

Perceptual Ability

• Improved Auditory Thresholds (Vol. 1: 104; Vol. 3: 245, 246, 252; Vol. 4: 301, 302.)

• Improved Auditory Discrimination (Vol. 1: 50; Vol. 2:

123, 128; Vol. 3: 256.)

• Improved Efficiency of Visual Perception and Increased Freedom from Habitual Patterns of Perception (Vol. 3: 253; Vol. 4: 300.)

• Lower Incidence of Perceptual Illusion (Vol. 2: 131.)

• Increased Perceptual Flexibility (Vol. 1: 103; Vol.

3: 250, 253; Vol. 4: 300; Vol. 5: 380.)

• Increased Perceptual Speed (Vol. 3: 257.)

• Increased Vigilance and Improved Capacity for Selective Attention (Vol. 3: 251; Vol. 4: 300.)

• Increased Field Independence: Growth of a Stable Internal Frame of Reference (Vol. 1: 51, 52, 103; Vol. 3: 255, 257, 259; Vol. 4: 307; Vol. 5: 384, 389.)

 

Mind-Body Coordination

 

• Faster Reactions (Vol. 1: 45–47, 53; Vol. 2: 129; Vol. 3: 248, 251, 254, 257; Vol. 4: 301; Vol. 5: 358, 390.)

• Superior Perceptual-Motor Performance (Vol. 1: 48, 49.)

• Increased Psycho-Motor Speed (Vol. 1: 103; Vol. 3: 250, 257; Vol. 5: 393.)

• Increased Functional Efficiency of Psycho-Motor Co-ordination (Vol. 3: 250.)

• Improved Motor-Cognitive Flexibility (Vol. 1: 103; Vol. 5: 380.)

• Duration of Practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program Found to Be Predictive of Superior Performance on Tests Measuring Age-Related Psychological Variables: Visual Memory, Creativity, Field Independence, Perceptual Speed, Motor Speed, Reaction Time, and Non-Verbal Intelligence (Vol. 3: 257; Vol. 5: 393.)

• Correlations Found between Experiences of Higher States of Consciousness and Superior Performance on Tests Measuring Perceptual Speed, Flexibility, Creativity, Intelligence, Field Independence, and Psycho-Motor Speed in Subjects Practising the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program (Vol. 3: 258.)

 

Athletic Performance

• Increased Neuromuscular Integration (Vol. 2: 130.)

• Increased Running Speed (Vol. 2: 130.)

• Increased Agility (Vol. 2: 130.)

• Improved Standing Broad Jump (Vol. 2: 130.)

Organizational Ability and Efficiency

• Increased Leadership Ability, Persuasiveness, Forcefulness, and Influence (Vol. 1: 73; Vol. 2: 153.)

• Increased Morale, Facilitative Leadership, and Influence in Decision Making Concernng Classroom Instruction in Teachers Practicing Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Program (Vol. 5: 388.)

• Increased Time Competence: Increased Ability to Think and Act Efficiently in the Present (Vol. 1: 69, 70, 76; Vol. 2: 151, 153, 155.)

• Greater Ability to Accomplish More with Less Effort (Vol. 2: 130, 164.)

• Increased Efficiency and Productivity (Vol. 1: 96, 97; Vol. 5: 399.)

• Greater Organizational Ability (Vol. 2: 164.)

• Increased Foresight (Vol. 2: 153.)

• Greater Initiative (Vol. 2: 164.)

• Greater Ability to Assign Priorities (Vol. 2: 164.)

• Greater Decision Making Ability (Vol. 2: 164.)

• Increased Effectiveness (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 161; Vol. 3: 277.)

• Decreased Tendency to Procrastinate (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308.)

• Increased Practicality and Realism (Vol. 2: 153.)

• Decreased Number of Situations in Life Perceived as Problems (Vol. 2: 142.)

• Decreased Number of Serious Problems Experienced (Vol. 2: 142.)

 

Energy and Dynamism

 

• Faster Reactions (Vol. 1: 45–47; Vol. 2: 129; Vol. 3: 248, 251, 254, 257; Vol. 4: 301; Vol. 5: 358, 390.)

• Increased Readiness for Activity (Vol. 1: 65; Vol. 2: 147.)

• Increased Alertness (Vol. 1: 29; Vol. 2: 164; Vol.

4: 308.)

• Increased Energy and Enthusiasm (Vol. 4: 316; Vol. 5: 399.)

• Increased Enthusiasm for Work (Vol. 2: 150.)

• Increased Liveliness (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 277,

290.)

• Increased Vigour (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 277.)

• Increased Energy and Endurance (Vol. 1: 62; Vol.

2: 130.)

• Increased Persistence (Vol. 2: 153.)

• Growth of a More Brave, Adventurous, Action-

Oriented Nature (Vol. 1: 73.)

• Increased Physical and Mental Well-Being (Vol. 4: 308; Vol. 5: 380, 395.)

• Decreased Drowsiness (Vol. 2: 126, 147.)

• Decreased Lethargy (Vol. 2: 126, 147, 164.)

• Decreased Fatigue (Vol. 2: 147; Vol. 4: 308; Vol. 5: 399.)

 

Integration of Personality and Growth of Higher States of Consciousness

 

• Experience of Pure Consciousness during Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Program (Vol. 1: 2, 7, 8, 20, 21, 99–102; Vol. 3: 197, 213, 216, 218, 258.)

• Scores on Psychological Health Associated with Physiological Indicators of Transcendental Consciousness (Vol. 5: 396.)

• Experiences of Higher States of Consciousness: More Frequent Experiences of Transcendental Consciousnes (Vol. 5: 397.)

• Growth of Higher States of Consciousness (Vol. 1: 19, 99–104; Vol. 3: 216, 258, 284; Vol. 4: 312; Vol. 5: 395. 397, 412, 418, 419, 423–430.)

• Physiological Correlates of Higher States of Consciousness Developed through Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program (Vol. 5: 412.)

• Increased Self-Actualization: Increased Integration, Unity, and Wholeness of Personality (Vol. 1: 64, 67, 69, 70, 72, 74,7 6, 78; Vol. 2: 144, 151, 153, 155; Vol. 3: 239; Vol. 5: 395.)

• Greater Ability to Bring the Inner Self to Healthy Expression (Vol. 2: 141.)

• Orientation toward Positive Values: Better Recall for Positive than Negative Words; Lower Recognition Thresholds for Positive Words than Negative Words; More Positive Appraisal of Others (Vol. 5: 394.)

• Greater Commitment to Personal Growth (Vol. 2: 138.)

• Increased Inner-Directedness: Greater Independence and Self-Supportiveness (Vol. 1: 64, 69, 70, 72, 76; Vol. 2: 139, 151, 153, 155; Vol. 3: 268.)

• Greater Inner Locus of Control (Vol. 1: 69.)

• Growth of Inner Fulfillment Independent of Outside Stimulation (Vol. 3: 249.)

• lncreased Self-Sufficiency (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 150, 153; Vol. 3: 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308.)

• Increased Ego Strength (Vol. 1: 67; Vol. 2: 150, I53 .)

• Increased Autonomy and Independence (Vol. 1: 62, 71; Vol. 2: 151, 153; Vol. 5: 395.)

•Increased Self-Reliance (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 153; Vol. 3: 277.)

• Increased Directedness (Vol. 5: 395.)

• Increased Self-Satisfaction; Increased Moral-Ethical Self; Increased Social Self (Vol. 5: 371.)

• Less Sensitivity to Criticism (Vol. 1: 67.)

• Less Tendency to Worry about Other People’s Opinions (Vol. 2: 164.)

• Less Need to Belong and Be Accepted (Vol. 3: 268.)

• Increased Self-Discipline (Vol. 4: 316.)

• Greater Self-Control (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 153; Vol. 3: 290; Vol. 4: 308)

• Enhanced Self-Concept (Vol. 2: 142, 144, 146, 148, 156; Vol. 3: 274; Vol. 5: 371.)

• Enhanced Self-Regard and Self-Esteem (Vol. 1: 62, 64, 67, 69, 76, 90; Vol. 2: 139, 151, 153, 156, 158; Vol. 3: 239, 266, Vol. 5: 371.)

• Increased Self-Acceptance (Vol. 1: 70, 81; Vol. 2: 151.)

• Increased Self-Confidence and Self-Assuredness (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 150; Vol. 3: 261, 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308.)

• Enhanced Inner Well-Being (Vol. 2: 147; Vol. 4: 300; Vol. 5: 380, 310.)

• Increased Inner Calm and Tranquillity (Vol. 1: 65, 73, 77; Vol. 2: 150; Vol. 4: 308, 316.)

• Greater Calm in Frustrating Situations (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 4: 308, 316.)

• Increased Contentment (Vol. 1: 65, 67, 77; Vol. 2: 150; Vol. 3: 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308.)

• Increased Happiness (Vol. 1: 90; Vol. 2: 147.)

• More Balanced Mood (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 277; Vol. 4: 308.)

• Increased Naturalness (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308.)

• Increased Spontaneity (Vol. 1: 64, 65, 69, 70, 76, 77; Vol. 2: 151, 153; Vol. 3: 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308, 316.)

• Increased Emotional Stability (Vol. 1: 65, 71, 77, 87, 93, 95; Vol. 2: 138, 150, 153, 158; Vol. 3: 241, 273, 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308.)

• Increased Emotional Maturity (Vol. 1: 65, 77, 87, 93, 95; Vol. 2: 150, 153, 158; Vol. 3: 290; Vol. 4: 308, 316.)

• Increased Sensitivity to One’s Own Needs and Feelings (Vol. 1: 69, 70, 72; Vol. 2: 151, 153.)

• Improved Adjustment (Vol. 1: 81.)

• Greater Optimism (Vol. 2: 138.)

• Increased Moral Maturity (Vol. 1: 91; Vol. 3: 265, 270; Vol. 4: 309; Vol. 5: 416.)

• Increased Altruism (Vol. 1: 71, 73; Vol. 2: 138.)

• Increased Intrinsic Spirituality (Vol. 5: 395.)

• Greater Respect for Traditional Religious Values (Vol. 1: 71; Vol. 2: 138.)

• Greater Satisfaction with One’s Moral Worth (Vol. 2: 156.)

• Greater Satisfaction with One’s Relationship to God and Religion (Vol. 2: 156.)

• High Level of Moral Atmosphere in a High School Setting (Vol. 4: 309.)

• Greater Open-Mindedness: Greater Flexibility of Constructions of Reality (Vol. 2: 152.)

• Increased Ability to See the Opposites of Life as Meaningfully Related (Vol. 1: 76.)

• Increased Ability to Connect Past and Present Meaningfully (Vol. 1: 69, 70, 76; Vol. 2: 151, 153, 155.)

• Decreased Behavioral Rigidity (Vol. 1: 87, 103; Vol. 3: 250; Vol. 4: 300; Vol. 5, 380.)

• Improved Mental Health (Vol. 1: 64–78, 81, 87–95; Vol. 2: 141–161, 164, 165; Vol. 3: 266–275, 277–281, 283, 284, 288; Vol. 4: 308–316; Vol. 5: 370, 371, 380, 394–397, 399, 400.)

• Improvements in Mental Health Positively Correlated with Duration and Regularity of Practice of Transcendental Meditation (Vol. 3: 247.)

 

Stress

 

• Reduction in Biochemical Indices of Stress:—Decreased Arterial Lactate Levels (Vol. 1:2–4; Vol. 3: 194, 203; Vol. 4: 291, 292.)

—Decreased Plasma Cortisol Levels (Vol. 1: 12; Vol. 2: 109,111; Vol. 3: 190, 191, 200, 202.)

—Decreased Urinary Free Cortisol Levels (Vol. 2: 109.)

• Increased Autonomic Stability (Vol. 1: 25–28, 87; Vol. 2: 123, 130; Vol. 3: 197, 205; Vol. 5: 356.)

• More Effective Interaction with the Environment: Improved Resistance to Stress (Vol. 1: 25–28; Vol. 2: 123; Vol. 5: 370.)

• Improved Stress Reactivity: Lower Beta-Adrenergic Receptor Sensitivity; Lower Blood Reactivity to Stress; Lower Resting Blood Pressure; Lower Resting Epinephrine Level (Vol. 5: 367.)

• Lower Chronic Stress: Normal Neuroendocrine Reactivity; Meditating Type A Subjects Showed Healthy Neuroendocrine Pattern (Vol. 5: 368.)

• Maintenance of a Relaxed Style of Physiological Functioning Outside of Meditation (Vol. 1: 6, 18, 30; Vol. 3: 197; Vol. 5: 356, 358, 359.)

• Meta-Analysis Showing Lower Baseline Levels of Spontaneous Skin Resistance Responses, Respiration Rate, Heart Rate, and Plasma Lactate Outside the Practice (Vol. 5: 356.)

• Lower Resting Blood Pressure (Vol. 1: 32–34; Vol. 2: 124, 125; Vol. 3: 233, 235, 244–246; Vol. 4: 300; Vol. 5: 367, 380.)

• Maintenance of Physiological Relaxation during a Task (Vol. 2: 122.)

• More Settled Physiological Response during Cognitively Demanding Tasks (Vol. 5: 372.)

• Increased Physiological Stability during Task Performance (Vol. 5: 399.)

• Unique Pattern of DNA Repair (Vol. 5: 360.)

Negative Personality Characteristics

 

• Decreased Anxiety (Vol. 1: 33, 35, 61, 62, 68, 71, 72, 74, 75, 78, 81, 84, 88–90, 92, 93, 95; Vol. 2: 125, 133, 13~3, 143, 145, 148, 150, 153, 154, 157, 160; Vol. 3: 234, 238, 268, 273, 275, 278, 280, 281, 284, 288, 290; Vol. 4: 308, 310, 311, 313, 314, 316; Vol. 5: 370, 399.)

• Decreased Tension (Vol. 1: 65, 77, 81; Vol. 2: 150, 153, 157; Val. 3: 277, 281, 284; Vol. 4: 308; Vol. 5: 399.)

• Decreased Nervousness (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 2: 147; Vol. 3: 273, 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308, 316.)

• Decreased Neuroticism (Vol. 1: 54, 55, 65, 67, 74, 77, 78, 92; Vol. 2: 137, 158; Vol. 3: 267, 269, 277, 278, 280; Vol. 4: 308, 310; Vol. 5: 370.)

• Decreased Hidden Mental Turbulence (Vol. 3: 269.)

• Decreased Somatic Neurotic Instability (Vol. I55.)

• Decreased Psychosomatic Disturbance (Vol. I: 65, 77, 95; Vol. 3: 232, 241, 277, 290.)

• Decreased Depression (Vol. 1: 65, 67, 74, 77, 78, 95; Vol. 2: 143, 147, 150, 158; Vol. 3: 238, 239, 268, 273, 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308, 313.)

• Decreased Instability and Hypochondriacal and Neurasthenic Symptoms (Vol. 2: 153.)

• Decreased Hypochondria (Vol. 1: 93.)

• Decreased Sense of Physical Inadequacy (Vol. 1: 67.)

• Decreased Vulnerability (Vol. 2: 147.)

• Decreased Frustration (Vol. 2: 153.)

• Decreased Irritability (Vol. 1: 65, 73, 77; Vol. 2 147, 158, 164; Vol. 3: 278; Vol. 4: 308.)

• Decreased General Maladjustment; Decreased Personality Disorder (Vol. 5: 371.)

• Decreased Aggressiveness (Vol. 1: 65, 73, 74, 77, Vol. 2: 147, 158; Vol. 3: 284, 290; Vol.4: 308.)

• Decreased Hostility (Vol. 2: 142, 143, 158, 160 Vol.3: 278, 280; Vol.4: 314.)

• Decreased Impulsiveness (Vol. 1: 71; Vol. 2: 138, 157; Vol. 4: 316.)

• Increased Emotional Strength: Decreased Unwelcome Thoughts and Compulsive Behavior (Vol. 2: 150.)

• Decreased Psychoticism (Vol. 1: 92.)

• Increased Emotional Harmony and Absence of Regressive Behavior (Vol. 2: 150.)

• Orientation toward Positive Values: Better Recall for Positive than Negative Words; Lower Recognition Thresholds for Positive Words than Negative Words; Differential Recognition Threshold for Positive and Negative Affect Terms Correlated with the Intensity of the Experienced Positive and Negative Affects; More Positive Appraisal of Others (Vol. 5: 394.)

• Decreased Need for Tranquillizers (Vol. 1: 35, 95; Vol. 2: 150, 153, 163; Vol. 3: 238, 239, 243, 247, 267.)

• Decreased Need for Anti-Depressants (Vol. 2: 153; Vol. 3: 247.)

• Decreased Use of Cigarettes (Vol. 1: 80, 84; Vol. 2: 150, 153, 161–163; Vol. 3: 239, 247, 276, 280, 287; Vol. 5: 399.)

• Decreased Use of Alcohol (Vol. 1: 73, 80, 83–85, 95; Vol. 2: 126, 150, 153, 162, 163; Vol. 3: 239, 247, 282, 283, 287; Vol. 4: 313; Vol. 5: 399.)

• Decreased Drug Abuse (Vol. 1: 73, 79–82, 84–86, 89, 90, 95; Vol. 2: 153, 161–163; Vol. 3: 239, 247, 277, 282, 287.)

 

Social Behavior

 

• Increased Ability to See Man as Essentially Good (Vol. 1: 76; Vol. 2: 153; Vol. 3: 266; Vol. 5: 394.)

• Increased Social Maturity (Vol. 2: 138; Vol. 3: 261; Vol. 5: 371.)

• Greater Sense of Social Responsibility (Vol. 2: 138,158.)

• Increased Sociability (Vol. 1: 65, 71, 73, 77; Vol. 2: 138; Vol. 3: 261, 266, 277, 290; Vol. 4: 316.)

• Less Sense of Social Inadequacy (Vol. 3: 266.)

• Decreased Social Introversion (Vol. 1: 87.)

• Increased Outgoingness and Tendency to Participate (Vol. 1: 73; Vol. 2: 150, 153.)

• Increased Capacity for Warm Interpersonal Relationships (Vol. 1: 69, 70, 73, 76, 77; Vol. 2: 149, 151,153; Vol. 3: 268, 277, 290; Vol. 4: 316.)

• Increased Friendliness (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 277, 290.)

• Greater Respect for the Views of Others (Vol. 2: 164.)

• Improved Ability to Appreciate Others (Vol. 3: 271.)

• Greater Attentiveness to Others (Vol. 2: 164.)

• Increased Ability to Co-operate with Others (Vol. 1: 73; Vol. 2: 161,164.)

• Improved Work and Personal Relationships (Vol. 5: 399.)

• Decreased Tendency to Dominate (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 268, 290.)

• Increased Ability to Be Objective, Fair-Minded, and Reasonable (Vol. 4: 316.)

• Increased Consideration for Others (Vol. 1: 71, 73; Vol. 2: 153.)

• Increased Good-Naturedness, Friendliness, and Loyalty (Vol. 1: 73.)

• Increased Ability to Express One’s Feelings Spontaneously (Vol. 1: 64, 69, 70, 76; Vol. 2: 151, 153; Vol. 4: 316.)

• Increased Good Humor (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 277, 290; Vol. 4: 308.)

• Increased Trust (Vol. 1: 67; Vol. 2: 138, 150.)

• Increased Tolerance (Vol. 1: 62, 65, 77; Vol. 2: 150, 153, 164; Vol. 3: 266, 268; Vol. 4: 308, 316.)

• Growth of a More Sympathetic, Helpful, and Caring Nature (Vol. 1: 73; Vol. 2: 153; Vol. 4: 316.)

• Greater Empathy (Vol. 2: 149.)

• Increased Sensitivity to the Feelings of Others (Vol. 1: 73; Vol. 4: 304, 316.)

• Growth of a More Tactful, Forgiving, and Agreeable Nature (Vol. 1: 73; Vol. 2: 153.)

• Greater Regard for Etiquette (Vol. 2: 153.)

• Increased Respectfulness (Vol. 1: 65, 77; Vol. 3: 290.)

• Greater Tolerance of Authority (Vol. 2: 138.)

• Greater Selectivity in Personal Relationships (Vol. 3: 268.)

• Less Interest in Superficial Social Contacts (Vol. 3: 268.)

• Greater Marital Satisfaction (Vol. 2: 165; Vol. 4: 315; Vol. 5: 400.)

• Effective Rehabilitation (Vol. 1: 87–89; Vol. 2: 158, 160, 161; Vol. 3: 278–280, 284–286; Vol. 4: 350, 352, 353; Vol. 5: 398, 420.)

Special Education

 

• Increased Self-Actualization with Regard to Aspects of Personality Relevant to Learning Disorders in Economically Deprived Adolescents with Learning Problems:

—Increased Independence and Self-Supportiveness (Vol. 2: 139.)

—Improved Self-Regard (Vol. 2: 139.)

• Decreased Dropout Rate from School in Economically Deprived Adolescents with Learning Problems (Vol. 2: 139.)

• Benefits for Children with Learning Problems:

—Decreased Anxiety (Vol. 2: 133.)

—Decreased Examination Anxiety (Vol. 2: 133.)

—Decreased School Dislike (Vol. 2: 133.)

• Improvements in Autism: Decreased Echolalic Behavior (Vol. 3: 262.)

• Benefits for Mentally Retarded Subjects:

—Improved Social Behavior (Vol. 3: 263.)

—Improved Cognitive Functioning (Vol. 3: 202, 263.)

—Increased Intelligence (Vol. 3: 202, 263.)

—Improved Physical Health (Vol. 3: 263.)

—Normalization of Neurotransmitter Metabolite and Plasma Cortisol Levels (Vol. 3: 202.)

• Decreased Stuttering (Vol. 1: 43; Vol. 4: 298.)

 

Quality of Life in Society

 

The following research findings demonstrate that one percent of a population practising the Transcendental Meditation program or the square root of one percent collectively practising the TM-Sidhi program radiate a powerful influence of coherence and harmony in collective consciousness bringing life in accordance with all the laws of nature, neutralizing negative tendencies and promoting positive trends in society as a whole.

 

 

• Improved Quality of National Life as Measured by an Index Including: Number of Degrees Conferred, Patent Application Rate, Crime Rate, Percentage of Civil Cases Reaching Trial, Rate of Infectious Diseases, Infant Mortality Rate, Suicide Rate, Cigarette Consumption, Alcohol Consumption, Gross National Product, Divorce Rate, and Traffic Fatalities (Vol. 4: 332, USA, 1976– 1983.)

• Improved Quality of National Life as Measured by a Weekly Index of Motor Vehicle Fatalities, Homicide, and Suicide (Vol. 5: 407, USA, 1979–1985; 408, Canada, 1983–1985.)

• Improved Quality of National Life as Measured by Reductions of Weekly Fatalities Due to Accidents Other than Motor

Vehicle Fatalities (Vol. 5: 408, Canada, 1983–1985.)

• Improved Quality of National Life as Measured by Improvements on a Monthly Index Including Violent Fatalities (Motor Vehicle Fatalities, Homicide, and Suicide), Cigarette Consumption, and Worker-Days Lost in Strikes (Vol. 5: 408, Canada, 1972–1986.)

• Increased Positivity in National Mood (Vol. 4: 333, Israel, 1983.)

• Improved Quality of Provincial Life as Measured by an Index Including: Mortality Rate, Cigarette Consumption Rate, Beer Consumption Rate, Motor Vehicle Fatality Rate, Auto Accident Rate, Pollution, Unemployment Rate, and Total Crime Rate, (Vol. 4: 321 and Vol. 5: 401, Rhode Island, USA, 1978.)

• Improved Quality of Provincial Life as Measured by an Index Including: Foetal Deaths, Other Deaths, and Crime (Vol. 5: 401,

Metro Manila Region, Philippines, 1979–1981.)

• Increased Creativity as Measured by Increased Patent Application

(Vol. 4: 337, USA, Australia, South Africa, and United Kingdom, 1983–1984.)

• Improved Economy as Measured by a Monthly Index of Inflation and Unemployment, Controlling for Changes in Major Economic Variables (Vol. 5: 404–406, USA, 1979–1988; 403, USA and Canada,1979–1988).

• Increased Confidence, Optimism, and Economic Prosperity:

Improvement in Economic Indicators (Vol. 4: 323, USA, 1979;

329, Washington, D.C., USA, 1981–1983; 330, United

Kingdom, 1982–1983; 333, Israel, 1983; 335, Lebanon, 1984;

336, Worldwide, 1983–1984; 337, Worldwide, 1983–1984; Vol. 5: 411, Worldwide, 1983–1985.)

• Decreased Crime (Vol. 1: 98, Cities, USA, 1973; Vol. 2: 166, Cities, USA, 1974–1976; Vol. 4: 318, Cities, USA, 1973–1978; Vol. 4: 319, Cities, USA, 1974–1976; Vol. 4: 320 and Vol. 5: 402, Metropolitan Areas, USA, 1973–1979; Vol. 4: 323, USA, 1979; Vol. 4: 325, Holland, 1979 and 1981; Vol. 4: 326 and Vol. 5: 401, Delhi, India, 1980–1981; Vol. 4: 328 and Vol. 5: 402, Washington, D.C., USA, 1981–1983; Vol. 4: 333, Jerusalem and Israel, 1983; Vol. 4: 334 and Vol. 5: 401, Puerto Rico, USA, 1984; Vol. 4: 337, State of Victoria, Australia, Washington, D.C., USA, and Karachi, Pakistan, 1983–1984; Vol. 5: 401 Metro Manila, Philippines 1984–1985; Vol. 5: 408, Canada,1972–1986.)

• Decreased Motor Vehicle Accidents and Fatalities (Vol. 4:

317, Cities, USA, 1973–1977; 323, USA, 1979; 325, Holland,

1979; 327, USA, 1982; 333, Jerusalem, Israel, 1983; 337,

USA, South Africa, and States of New South Wales, Victoria,

and Western Australia, Australia, 1983–1984; Vol. 5: 407,

USA, 1979–1985; 408, Canada, 1983–1985.)

• Decreased Air Traffic Fatalities and Fatal Accidents (Vol. 4: 323, USA, 1979; 337, Worldwide, 1983–1984.)

• Decreased Incidence of Infectious Diseases (Vol. 4: 337, USA and Australia, 1983–1984.)

• Decreased Fires (Vol. 4: 333, Jerusalem, Israel, 1983.)

• Decreased Suicide Rate (Vol. 4: 317, Cities, USA, 1973—1977; Vol. 4: 323 and Vol. 5: 407, USA, 1979–1985; 408, Canada, 1983–1985.)

• Decreased Turbulence and Violence in Society (Vol. 4: 322, Iran, Nicaragua, and Rhodesia [Zimbabwe], 1978; Vol. 5: 410, Lebanon, 1983–1985.)

• Decreased War Intensity and War Deaths (Vol. 4: 322, Worldwide, 1978; 331, Lebanon, 1982–1984; 333, Lebanon, 1983; 335, Lebanon, 1983–1984; Vol. 5: 410, Lebanon, 1983–1985; 411, Worldwide, 1983–1985.)

• Increased Progress towards Peaceful Resolution of Conflict (Vol. 4: 322, Worldwide, 1978; 335, Lebanon, 1983–1984; 337, Worldwide, 1983–1984; Vol. 5: 409, USA, 1985–1987; 410, Lebanon, 1983–1985.)

• Reduction of Conflict (Increased Cooperation, Reduced Level of Conflict, Reduced War Fatalities, and Reduced War Injuries); Improvement on a Daily Index Composed of All Four of These Variables (Vol. 5: 410, Lebanon, 1983–1985.)

• More Positive, Evolutionary Statements and Actions of Heads of State (Vol. 4: 337, Worldwide, 1983–1984; Vol. 5: 409, USA, 1985–1987.)

• Increased Harmony in International Affairs (Vol. 4: 322, Worldwide, 1978; 337, Worldwide, 1983–1984; Vol. 5: 409, USA, 1985–1987.)

• Improved International Relations: Reduced Conflict Globally, Reduced Terrorism, and Increase in World Index of Stock Prices, during Three Large Assemblies of Participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program (Vol. 5: 411, Worldwide,1983–1985.)

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