Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Document Type

Chapman access only Poster

Publication Date

Spring 5-2021

Faculty Advisor(s)

David Pincus

Abstract

Embodiment is a relatively abstract psychological concept that refers to the connectedness between the mind and the body and how one is able to perceive themselves and their situations. In previous research, it was shown that embodiment is correlated to anxiety and depression. This finding prompts analysis between the variables in order to look at the relationship between embodiment and depression as well as the relationship between embodiment and anxiety. This study aims to take a deeper look at this correlation by investigating the differentiating levels of embodiment (low, medium, high) and finding which levels correlate to higher or lower depression or anxiety. The analysis resulted in descriptive statistics on embodiment, anxiety, and depression, scatterplots displaying the relationships, and quartiles to show the levels of embodiment. These results give a further explanation as to how embodiment relates to anxiety and depression. The significance of this study is to find which level of embodiment is ideal in terms of having low depression and anxiety and thus a healthier mental status.

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Presented at the virtual Spring 2021 Student Scholar Symposium at Chapman University.

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