David Creswell

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Interest in mindfulness and its enhancement has burgeoned in recent years. In this article, we discuss in detail the nature of mindfulness and its relation to other, established theories of attention and awareness in day-to-day life. We then examine theory and evidence for the role of mindfulness in curtailing negative functioning and enhancing positive(More)
With the increased popularity of qualitative research, researchers in counseling psychology are expanding their methodologies to include mixed methods designs. These designs involve the collection, analysis, and integration of quantitative and qualitative data in a single or multiphase study. This article presents an overview of mixed methods research(More)
Mindfulness is essentially about waking up to what the present moment offers. It sounds easy, but as most of us know, waking up can be hard to do. It is also challenging to discuss the concept of mindfulness; research on the topic is comparatively new to the field of behavioral science but more deeply, mindfulness concerns consciousness, which remains a(More)
Many anticancer drugs arrest cells in G2 of the cell cycle and subsequently induce cell death by apoptosis. The current experiments establish a detailed sequence of events that occur in Chinese hamster ovary CHO/UV41 cells following incubation with cisplatin. Synchronized CHO/UV41 cells were damaged with cisplatin in early S. The cells progressed at a(More)
Cultural neuroscience has documented factors that affect biological and psychological processes that reciprocally shape beliefs and norms shared by groups of individuals. Here we highlight open questions regarding the stability versus malleability of these findings across time, environments, and cultural settings. By borrowing points from population(More)
High levels of acute and chronic stress are known to impair problem-solving and creativity on a broad range of tasks. Despite this evidence, we know little about protective factors for mitigating the deleterious effects of stress on problem-solving. Building on previous research showing that self-affirmation can buffer stress, we tested whether an(More)
To better understand the relationship between mindfulness and depression, we studied normal young adults (n=27) who completed measures of dispositional mindfulness and depressive symptomatology, which were then correlated with: a) Rest: resting neural activity during passive viewing of a fixation cross, relative to a simple goal-directed task(More)
Cultural neuroscience has documented factors that affect biological and psychological processes that reciprocally shape beliefs and norms shared by groups of individuals. Here we highlight open questions regarding the stability versus malleability of these findings across time, environments, and cultural settings. By borrowing points from population(More)