Social mindfulness: skill and will to navigate the social world.

  title={Social mindfulness: skill and will to navigate the social world.},
  author={Niels J. Van Doesum and Dion A W Van Lange and Paul A M Van Lange},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={105 1},
Although one may not always see it, social life often involves choices that make people act in ways that are mindful of others or not. We adopt an interdependence theoretical approach to the novel concept of social mindfulness, which we conceptualize in terms of other-regarding choices involving both skill (to see it, e.g., theory of mind, perspective taking) and will (to do it, e.g., empathic concern, prosocial orientation) to act mindfully toward another person's control over outcomes. We… CONTINUE READING


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