BA in Contemplative Psychology
PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
MA Naropa University
BA University of Richmond
Jordan Quaglia received an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University
and a doctorate in Experimental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.
During his doctoral training, he was awarded Mind and Life Institute’s Francisco J.
Varela Award. At Naropa, Quaglia directs the Cognitive and Affective Science Lab and
uses diverse methods, ranging from neuroscience to smartphone-based surveys, to study
emotion regulation, meditative cognition, and social functioning.
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Francisco J. Varela Research Award
Mind and Life Institute Research Fellow
Panelist, United Nations Day of Vesak
- Quaglia, J. T., Braun, S. E., & Freeman, S. P., McDaniel, M. A., Brown, K. W. (in
press). Meta-analytic evidence for effects of mindfulness training on dimensions of
self-reported dispositional mindfulness. Psychological Assessment.
- Quaglia, J. T., Goodman, R. J., & Brown, K. W. (2015). Trait mindfulness predicts
efficient top-down attention to and discrimination of facial expressions. Journal
of Personality. Advance online publication.
- Quaglia, J. T., Brown, K. W., Lindsay, E. K., Creswell, J. D., & Goodman, R. J. (2015).
From conceptualization to operationalization of mindfulness. In K.W. Brown, R. M.
Ryan, & J. D. Creswell (Eds.), Handbook of Mindfulness. NY: Guilford.
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