Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation

Editors: Ostafin, Brian D., Robinson, Michael D., Meier, Brian P. (Eds.)

  • Brings diverse lines of mindfulness research together in one volume
  • Presents leading thinkers, like Steven C. Hayes, in this field
  • Provides foundation for evidence-based practice
  • Focuses on self-regulation aspects of mindfulness
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About this book

This empirically robust resource examines multiple ways mindfulness can be harnessed to support self-regulation, in part as a real-world component of therapy. Its authoritative coverage approaches complex mind/brain connections from neuroscience, cognitive, personality, social, clinical, and Buddhist perspectives, both within and outside traditional meditation practice. In domains such as letting go of harmful habits and addictions, dealing with depression and anxiety, regulating emotions, and training cognitive function, contributors show how mindfulness-based interventions encourage and inspire change. In addition to scientific coverage, experts translate their methods and findings on mindfulness mechanisms in terms that are accessible to students and clinicians.

Included in the Handbook:

  • Mindfulness and its role in overcoming automatic mental processes
  • Burning issues in dispositional mindfulness research
  • Self-compassion: what it is, what it does, and how it relates to mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mood disorders
  • Mindfulness as a general ingredient of successful psychotherapy
  • The emperor's clothes: a look behind the Western mindfulness mystique

Heralding a new era of mind/brain research--and deftly explaining our enduring fascination with mindfulness in the process--the Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation will enhance the work of scholars and practitioners.

About the authors

Brian D. Ostafin, PhD, is an associate professor in the experimental psychopathology and clinical psychology program at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Boston University in 2004. His research focuses on the role of implicit processes in psychopathology (with an emphasis on addictive behaviors) and the usefulness of mindfulness interventions to overcome such processes. This work has been funded by the NIH and other agencies.

Michael D. Robinson, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at North Dakota State University. He received his doctorate in social psychology from the University of California, Davis, in 1996. Subsequently, he was trained in a three-year NIMH-supported postdoctoral position, working during this time with Richard J. Davidson and Gerald L. Clore. He is a prolific researcher in the areas of personality, assessment, self-regulation, cognition, and emotion. In addition, his work has been funded by NSF and NIH. He has been or is an Associate Editor for Cognition and Emotion, Emotion, Journal of Personality, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Social and Personality Psychology Compass (emotion/motivation section). In addition, he has edited two recent books: Handbook of Cognition and Emotion (Robinson, Watkins, & Harmon-Jones, 2013; Guilford Press) and The Power of Metaphor (Landau, Robinson, & Meier, 2014; American Psychological Association). He is considered an expert in implicit approaches to personality and in cognitive approaches to emotion and self-regulation.

Brian P. Meier, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at Gettysburg College, where he teaches courses on general psychology, social psychology, and statistics. He received his doctorate in social psychology from North Dakota State University in 2005. His research is focused on social and personality psychology topics including mindfulness, self-regulation, embodiment, emotion, aggression, and prosocial behavior. Dr. Meier is a consulting editor for multiple journals and his research has been funded by multiple agencies.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Science of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation

    Ostafin, Brian D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The Emerging Neurobiology of Mindfulness and Emotion Processing

    Sayers, W. Michael (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • Mindfulness and Training Attention

    Tang, Yi-Yuan (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • Mindfulness, Attention, and Working Memory

    Morrison, Alexandra B. (et al.)

    Pages 33-45

  • Taming the Wild Elephant: Mindfulness and Its Role in Overcoming Automatic Mental Processes

    Ostafin, Brian D.

    Pages 47-63

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2263-5
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2262-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4290-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation
Editors
  • Brian D. Ostafin
  • Michael D. Robinson
  • Brian P. Meier
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2263-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2263-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2262-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4290-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 301
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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