Category Archives: social psychology

Putting the Meditator at the Centre of the Research

Do you meditate or practice mindfulness? I am currently undertaking an academic survey into meditation and wellbeing. I would like to ask meditators over the age of 18 to complete a short anonymous questionnaire about their practice (it should take … Continue reading

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Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Mindfulness and Meditation Research

Title: Conceptual and methodological issues in research on mindfulness and meditation. Authors: Davidson, Richard J.; Kaszniak, Alfred W. Year: 2015 Summary: Notwithstanding over 45 years of research into meditation there are growing concerns about conceptual and methodological challenges in this … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Towards A Critical Relational Perspective

Author: Steven Stanley Year: 2013 Title: Mindfulness: Towards A Critical Relational Perspective Summary: This research acknowledges the increasing role of mindfulness in the west; enabling people to engage with new approaches to cope with issues connected to subjective wellbeing such … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-being

Authors: Brown KW, Ryan RM Year: 2003 Title: The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-being Summary: Research assessing mindfulness practice from empirical and theoretical perspectives. In conclusion a clinical intervention study indicates a relationship between … Continue reading

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Open Hearts Build Lives: Positive Emotions, Induced Through Loving-Kindness Meditation, Build Consequential Personal Resources

Authors: Barbara L. Fredrickson,  Michael A. Cohn, Kimberly A. Coffe, Jolynn Pek and Sandra M. Finkel. Year: 2008 Title: Open Hearts Build Lives: Positive Emotions, Induced Through Loving-Kindness Meditation, Build Consequential Personal Resources Summary:. Does meditation practice produce a cumulative effect? Is there a relationship between … Continue reading

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