A Tripartite Function of Mindfulness in Adjustment to Aging: Acceptance, Integration, and Transcendence

  title={A Tripartite Function of Mindfulness in Adjustment to Aging: Acceptance, Integration, and Transcendence},
  author={Jianbin Xu},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  • Jianbin Xu
  • Published 17 June 2017
  • Psychology
  • The Gerontologist
Mindfulness has been gradually incorporated into clinical intervention and personal growth. Considerable research demonstrates that mindfulness is associated with positive health and well-being outcomes. Researchers have begun to inquire into the mechanisms of mindfulness. Building on empirical and theoretical insights and Buddhist philosophy, this article argues that mindfulness can serve a tripartite function of acceptance, integration, and transcendence in adjustment to aging. More… 

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