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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

Amanda Ie (Editor), Christelle T. Ngnoumen (Editor), Ellen J. Langer (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-29487-1
1240 pages
April 2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars:

  • Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness
  • Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives
  • Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports
  • 2 Volumes
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Table of Contents

Notes on Editors ix

Notes on Contributors xi

General Introduction xxxi

Part I Origins and Theory 1

1 Mindfulness Forward and Back 7
Ellen J. Langer

2 Thriving With Uncertainty: Opening the Mind and Cultivating Inner Well-Being Through Contemplative and Creative Mindfulness 21
Daniel J. Siegel and Madeleine W. Siegel

3 Eastern and Western Approaches to Mindfulness: Similarities, Differences, and Clinical Implications 48
James Carmody

4 From Early Buddhist Traditions to Western Psychological Science 58
Andrew Olendzki

5 Mindfulness Meditation from the Eastern Inner Science Tradition 74
Carin Muhr and Lene Handberg

6 Exemplifying a Shift of Paradigm: Exploring the Psychology of Possibility and Embracing the Instability of Knowing 115
Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi

7 Art of Mindfulness: Integrating Eastern and Western Approaches 139
Maja Djikic

Part II Consciousness, Cognition, and Emotion 149

8 Mindfulness: An Antidote for Wandering Minds 153
Michael D. Mrazek, James M. Broadway, Dawa T. Phillips, Michael S. Franklin, Benjamin W. Mooneyham, and Jonathan W. Schooler

9 Mindfulness: Deautomatization of Cognitive and Emotional Life 168
Yoona Kang, June Gruber, and Jeremy R. Gray

10 Toward a Mindful–Unmindful Cognitive Style: Lessons from the Study of Field Dependence–Independence 186
Jack Demick

11 The Motivated and Mindful Perceiver: Relationships Among Motivated Perception, Mindfulness, and Self-Regulation 200
Emily Balcetis, Shana Cole, and Sana Sherali

12 Mindfulness, Interest-Taking, and Self-Regulation: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective on the Role of Awareness in Optimal Functioning 216
C. Scott Rigby, Patricia P. Schultz, and Richard M. Ryan

13 Mindful Mindlessness in Goal Pursuit 236
Ana P. Gantman, Peter M. Gollwitzer, and Gabriele Oettingen

14 Mindful Versus Mindless Thinking and Persuasion 258
Andrew Luttrell, Pablo Bri˜nol, and Richard E. Petty

15 Mindfulness and Heuristics 279
Wray Herbert

16 I-D Compensation: Exploring the Relations Among Mindfulness, a Close Brush With Death, and Our Hunter-Gatherer Heritage 290
Leonard L. Martin, Matthew A. Sanders, Amey Kulkarni, Wyatt C. Anderson, and Whitney L. Heppner

17 Answering Questions: A Comparison of Survey Satisficing and Mindlessness 312
David L. Vannette and Jon A. Krosnick

18 The Impact of Mindfulness on Creativity Research and Creativity Enhancement 328
Shelley Carson

19 Mediating Mindful Social Interactions Through Design 345
Kristina Niedderer

20 On Being Mindful of Time 367
Stuart Albert

21 Mindfulness and the Neuroscience of Influence 387
Emily B. Falk

Part III Leadership and Organizational Behavior 405

22 Organizing for Mindfulness 407
Kathleen M. Sutcliffe and Timothy J. Vogus

23 Mindfulness and Organizational Defenses: Exploring Organizational and Institutional Challenges to Mindfulness 424
Silvia Jordan and Idar Alfred Johannessen

24 Mindful Leadership 443
James L. Ritchie-Dunham

25 Mindfulness at Work 458
Michael Pirson

26 Two (or More) Concepts of Mindfulness in Law and Conflict Resolution 471
Leonard L. Riskin

27 Mindfulness in Law 487
Scott L. Rogers

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Author Information

Amanda Ie is a researcher in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University (PhD from Harvard University; BSc from Brown University). Her research interests include thought suppression, intrusive thought contents, mindfulness, and multitasking.

Christelle Ngnoumen is a doctoral student and researcher in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University (B.A. Brown University). Her research explores the mindlessness of stereotyping, implicit social cognition, and face perception.

Ellen Langer is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and widely considered to be the “mother” of mindfulness. She is the recipient of four distinguished scientist awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, among a host of other honors, and has authored over 200 research articles on mindfulness and topics such as perceived control, aging, learning, and decision-making. She is the author of 11 books, including Mindfulness (1990); The Power of Mindful Learning (1997); On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity (2007); and most recently, Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility (2009).

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“Overall, the Handbook is comprehensive, exhaustive, and designed to promote the “cultivation of thought to create flourishing and meaningful life” (p. 1,127). Who could ask for more?” PsycCritiques, July 2015

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