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Critical Mindfulness

Exploring Langerian Models

Editors: Fatemi, Sayyed Mohsen (Ed.)

  • Sheds light on the groundbreaking work of Ellen Langer
  • Provides a critical viewpoint and highlights the relevance of Langer’s concepts to current thinking
  • Contributors are noted Harvard scholars building on the Langer legacy
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Expanding on the trailblazing ideas of Ellen Langer, this provocative volume explores the implications of critical mindfulness for making psychology more responsive and its practice more meaningful. Powerful critiques take the discipline to task for positioning therapists as experts over their clients and focusing on outcomes to the detriment of therapeutic process.

Contributors use the principles of Langerian mindfulness to inform self-understanding and relationships, areas such as athletic performance and consumer decision making, and basic and complex forms of cognitive engagement. The mindfulness demonstrated here is not only critical but also creative, inclusive, and humane, with the potential to transform the consciousness of psychology and other mind-based fields.

 

Included in the coverage: 

· Critical mindfulness of psychology’s mindlessness.

· The construct of mindfulness amidst and along conceptions of rationality.

· Understanding confidence: its roots and role in performance.

· Mindfulness in action: the emergence of distinctive thought and behavior.

· Langerian mindfulness and optimal sport performance.

· Health and the psychology of possibility.

Critical Mindfulness is bracing and insightful reading for undergraduate and graduate students, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, clinicians, neurologists, and educators within and outside positive psychology. These pages challenge the wider community of professionals to rethink their perspectives on practice—as well as their long-held tenets of living.

About the authors

Dr. Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi (Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2003, Post Doctorate, Harvard University, 2009-2013) is a Fellow in the department of psychology at Harvard University and works on mindfulness and its psychological implications for cross cultural, clinical and social psychology. He is a frequently published author and has been the keynote speaker of numerous international conferences. He brings  mindfulness in his psychological and therapeutic interventions and has run training and coaching programs for clinicians, practitioners and corporate people  in North America, Europe and overseas. His publications appear in Springer, Wiley, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press and Journals such as APA's Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. In addition to teaching at Harvard, he has also taught for the department of psychology at the University of British Columbia, Western Washington University, University of Massachusetts in Boston and University of Toronto. He is presently working on the clinical implications of mindfulness for anxiety and stress management.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Critical Mindfulness of Psychology’s Mindlessness

    Fatemi, Sayyed Mohsen

    Pages 1-24

  • The Construct of Mindfulness Amidst and Along Conceptions of Rationality

    Moldoveanu, Mihnea

    Pages 25-43

  • On the Way to Mindfulness: How a Focus on Outcomes (Even Good Outcomes) Prevents Good Outcomes

    Djikic, Maja

    Pages 45-53

  • Understanding Confidence: Its Roots and Role in Performance

    Kanter, Rosabeth Moss (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

  • Irrational Attachment (Why We Love What We Own)

    Ariely, Dan (et al.)

    Pages 69-89

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-30782-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-30781-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Mindfulness
Book Subtitle
Exploring Langerian Models
Editors
  • Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30782-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30782-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30781-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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