Carnegie Mellon University

Life@CMU Measures Student Stress, Depression

April 22, 2019

Life@CMU Measures Student Stress, Depression

Carnegie Mellon University is turning to its strength in research to help enhance the student experience.

Commissioned by the Office of the Provost and the Task Force on the CMU Experience, the Life@CMU Project examined student behavior over the course of a semester, and looked at how factors such as stress and sleep affected, and in some cases predicted, students’ well-being. Results of the study, which were presented during a recent campus forum, will be used to guide future student experience initiatives.   

“There’s been an impressive amount of work looking at mental health in college student samples in the published scientific literature, and our students look quite similar to other student samples,” said principal investigator David Creswell, associate professor of psychology.

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