Category Archives: social psychology

Putting the Meditator at the Centre of the Research

Meditators know the most about meditation, if science ignores them they miss a trick. Continue reading

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Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Mindfulness and Meditation Research

How to think about the research of contemplative science Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Towards A Critical Relational Perspective

A critical perspective of mindfulness. Understanding the contemporary mindfulness movement in a wider perspective. 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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