Mindfulness, when practiced outside of the context of interdependence, may encourage people to advance personal well-being instead of prosocial goals.
Research suggests a trauma-sensitive and socioculturally adapted group intervention can significantly reduce posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and multimorbidity among refugees and asylum seekers.
This McGill University researcher seeks to understand how mindfulness can contribute to building a more compassionate world.
The mechanism that seems to underlie the benefits of mindfulness might also affect people’s ability to determine the origin of a given memory.
Humans are an easily distracted species, but we’ve always longed for ways to regulate our own attention. Psychological science has shed a lot of light on this issue, says APS William James Fellow Michael I. Posner.
College students who underwent mindfulness training showed improved working memory and verbal reasoning scores.
University of Amsterdam researchers explored whether there could be a link between various aspects of mindfulness and aspects of creative thinking.
Scientists have mostly focused on the benefits of meditation for the brain and the body, but research suggests that meditation may also have impacts on interpersonal harmony and compassion.
Studies show that Buddhist monks, who have spent thousands of hours of meditating, have distinct patterns of brain activity. But findings suggest brain activity could change after just a short period of practice.
The spread of mindfulness and meditation as wellness tools outpaces scientific evidence, a team of researchers concludes.