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Paper from Goldberg named to 2017 list of ‘Top 10 Insights from the Science of a Meaningful Life’

January 10, 2018

The work of UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg was recently featured by the University of California, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center in its annual list of the "Top 10 Insights from the Science of a Meaningful Life in 2017."

Simon Goldberg
The results from Goldberg’s paper, "Mindfulness-based interventions for psychiatric disorders," stood out among the hundreds of studies that were on this center’s radar. Goldberg's paper, ‘The Top 10 Insights” report explains, was a major research review of 142 non-overlapping studies that found mindfulness-based interventions hold promise as evidence-based treatments for psychiatric disorders, but not for everyone or for every condition.

Goldberg recently received his Ph.D. from UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology and will join that department as an assistant professor in August. He currently is completing his post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Puget Sound Health Care System -- Seattle Division at the University of Washington. ​Goldberg is also a collaborator with ​​UW-Madison's Center for Healthy Minds.

The Greater Good Science Center explains that these “Top 10 Insights” are examples of what the center views as the most important, provocative and inspiring findings published in the field. The center produces this list annually for its online magazine, based on input from staff, faculty and outside experts who are leaders in the science of compassion, happiness, connection, and altruism -- what the center calls "the science of a meaningful life.”