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The benefits of being present: mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being.
  • K. Brown, R. Ryan
  • Psychology
    Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 2003
Correlational, quasi-experimental, and laboratory studies show that the MAAS measures a unique quality of consciousness that is related to a variety of well-being constructs, that differentiates mindfulness practitioners from others, and that is associated with enhanced self-awareness.
Mindfulness: Theoretical Foundations and Evidence for its Salutary Effects
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
Teaching Self-Care to Caregivers: Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on the Mental Health of Therapists in Training
Preparation for the role of therapist can occur on both professional and personal levels. Research has found that therapists are at risk for occupationally related psychological problems. It follows
Are Psychological and Ecological Well-being Compatible? The Role of Values, Mindfulness, and Lifestyle
Happiness and ecological well-being are often portrayed as conflictual pursuits, but they may actually be complementary. In samples of adolescents (Study 1) and adults (Study 2), we tested this
The role of mindfulness in romantic relationship satisfaction and responses to relationship stress.
It is indicated that mindfulness may play an influential role in romantic relationship well-being and to predict lower emotional stress responses and positive pre- and postconflict change in perception of the relationship.
Perils and Promise in Defining and Measuring Mindfulness: Observations From Experience
As mindfulness research advances on a variety of fronts, it has become increasingly important to carefully define and measure the construct. In this commentary, we draw from our recent research
Contemplating Mindfulness at Work
Mindfulness research activity is surging within organizational science. Emerging evidence across multiple fields suggests that mindfulness is fundamentally connected to many aspects of workplace
Mindfulness-based stress reduction for the treatment of adolescent psychiatric outpatients: A randomized clinical trial.
The MBSR group showed a higher percentage of diagnostic improvement over the 5-month study period and significant increases in global assessment of functioning scores relative to controls, as rated by condition-naïve clinicians.
A Scale to Measure Nonattachment: A Buddhist Complement to Western Research on Attachment and Adaptive Functioning
Based on historical and contemporary Buddhist scholarship, the Nonattachment Scale is designed and evaluated and presented evidence consistent with Buddhist theory that nonattachment is psychologically and socially adaptive.
Assessing adolescent mindfulness: validation of an adapted Mindful Attention Awareness Scale in adolescent normative and psychiatric populations.
The findings support the reliability and validity of the MAAS-A in normative and mixed psychiatric adolescent populations and suggest that the MAas-A has utility in mindfulness intervention research.