Does mindfulness reduce negativity bias? A potential mechanism for reduced emotional distress

  title={Does mindfulness reduce negativity bias? A potential mechanism for reduced emotional distress},
  author={Laura G. Kiken},



The benefits of being present: mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being.

  • K. BrownR. 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.

The effects of acceptance versus control contexts on avoidance of panic-related symptoms.

Mechanisms of mindfulness: emotion regulation following a focused breathing induction.

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

Cognitive Processes in Cognitive Therapy: Evaluation of the Mechanisms of Change in the Treatment of Depression

The review indicates that the current body of research generally supports cognitive mediation, but is considerably more mixed for cognitive specificity, however, some evidence suggests that cognitive changes associated with pharmacotherapy are more superficial than those associated with cognitive therapy.

Mindfulness : A proposed operational definition

There has been substantial interest in mindfulness as an approach to reduce cognitive vulnerability to stress and emotional distress in recent years. However, thus far mindfulness has not been

Cognitive Mediation of Relapse Prevention Following Treatment for Depression: Implications of Differential Risk

This chapter focuses on the issue of the long-term stability of treatment gains and compares cognitive therapy and imipramine tricyclic pharmacotherapy, each alone and in combination, in the treatment of depressed outpatients.

Looming vulnerability to threat: a cognitive paradigm for anxiety.

  • J. Riskind
  • Psychology
    Behaviour research and therapy
  • 1997