More than 350 studies on the beneficial effects of Transcendental Meditation technique to mental and physical health have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals over the past 45 years. The research has been conducted at over 100 independent medical schools and research institutions worldwide. Furthermore, funding for many of these studies has come from $26 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and $2.4 million in grants from the Department of Defense.

Increased Self-Confidence and Self-Actualization

  • Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 6 (1991): 189-247
  • Higher Stages of Human Development: Perspectives on Adult Growth (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), 286-341
  • British Journal of Psychology 73 (1982) 57-68
  • College Student Journal 15 (1981): 140-146
  • Journal of Counseling Psychology 20 (1973): 565-566
  • Journal of Counseling Psychology 19 (1972): 184-187

Improved Perception

  • Perceptual and Motor Skills 49 (1979): 270
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills 64 (1987): 1003-1012

Increased Efficiency of Perception and Memory

  • Memory and Cognition 10 (1982): 207-215

Orientation Towards Positive Values

  • Perceptual and Motor Skills 64 (1987): 1003-1012

Improved Problem-Solving Ability

  • Personality and Individual Differences 12 (1991): 1105-1116
  • Dissertation Abstracts International 38(7): 3372B-3373B, 1978

Decreased Hostility

  • Criminal Justice and Behavior 5 (1978): 3-20
  • Criminal Justice and Behavior 6 (1979): 13-21

Improved Left Hemispheric Functioning – Improved Verbal and Analytical Thinking

  • The Journal of Creative Behavior 13 (1979): 169-180
  • The Journal of Creative Behavior 19 (1985): 270-275
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills 62 (1986): 731-738

Improved Right Hemispheric Functioning – Improved Synthetic and Holistic Thinking

  • The Journal of Creative Behavior 13 (1979): 169-180
  • Journal of Clinical Psychology 42 (1986): 161-164
  • Biofeedback and Self-Regulation 2 (1977): 407-415

Increased Field Independence – Increased Resistance to Distraction Social Pressure

  • Perceptual and Motor Skills 39 (1974): 1031-1034
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills 65 (1987): 613-614
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills 59 (1984): 999-1000
  • Dissertation Abstracts International 38(7) (1978): 3372B-3373B

Reduced Anxiety

  • Journal of Clinical Psychology 45 (1989) 957-974
  • Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal 6 (1993) 245-262
  • Journal of Clinical Psychology 33 (1977) 1076-1078
  • Dissertation Abstracts International 38(7) (1978): 3372B-3373B
  • Hospital & Community Psychiatry 26 (1975): 156-159

Decreased Depression