The Construct of Mindfulness

  title={The Construct of Mindfulness},
  author={Ellen J. Langer and Mihnea C. Moldoveanu},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
After mindfulness is defined, a brief history of the research on the topic to date is reviewed. This work essentially falls into three categories: health, business, and education. Considerations of mindlessness as a social issue are then addressed. A brief introduction to the articles in this issue follows. These articles speak to mindfulness as it relates to potential solutions to social problems. 

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