Norman Farb (Psychology)
In this episode of VIEW to the U, we are turning to Professor Norman Farb from U of T Mississauga’s Department of Psychology and the director of the Regulatory and Affective Dynamics (RAD) Lab for an answer to the questions, “Why is meditation and mindfulness so important for us, and why is it on so many people’s radar these days?
For this particular episode, because it is January, and people may have started off with some intentions for the new year ahead, which statistically speaking, might be starting to wane right about now, our main question, or the “eye on why” tackles these questions and more, and hopefully the talk offers some inspiration about maintaining a meditation and mindfulness practice if you have made it one of your goals for 2020.
Over the course of the interview we also cover how yoga ties in to meditation, what mindfulness means, how Norman got into this area of research to begin with – spoiler alert, Psychology wasn’t his original academic path – and a bit of a eureka moment he had in the lab in a study related to student’s mental health.
A full transcript of the interview is available.