Brett Major, a graduate student in Social Psychology, is the recipient of a 2014 Mind and Life 1440 Award.

The Mind and Life Institute, through a partnership with the 1440 Foundation, awards the 1440 Awards to young investigators who promote research that evaluates contemplative practice and its ability to promote inner well-being and healthy relationships in a variety of settings, with a particular interest in evaluating the application of contemplative practices in educational contexts.

Brett Major was awarded for his project, “How do Thoughts about Social Closeness Promote Health and Well-Being?”

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