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Cultivating multiple aspects of attention through mindfulness meditation accounts for psychological well-being through decreased rumination

Overview of attention for article published in Psychology Research and Behavior Management, June 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

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Title
Cultivating multiple aspects of attention through mindfulness meditation accounts for psychological well-being through decreased rumination
Published in
Psychology Research and Behavior Management, June 2015
DOI 10.2147/prbm.s31458
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Authors

Jennifer Wolkin

Abstract

In the last few decades, mindfulness meditation has gained prominence as an adjunctive psychotherapeutic technique. In fact, a vast literature of controlled studies has found that mindfulness meditation is related to improved mental health across a variety of disorders. Elucidating the components involved in mindfulness meditation's positive impact on psychological well-being is an important step in more precisely identifying the populations that would most benefit from its therapeutic utilization. Yet, a consensus regarding the particular underlying mechanisms that contribute to these outcomes is very much limited. There are many reasons for this, including the inconsistent operationalization and use of mindfulness meditation across research investigations. Despite the elusive mechanisms, many studies seem to indicate that cultivating different aspects of attention is a feasible, consistent, and parsimonious starting point bridging mindfulness practice and psychological well-being. Attention in itself is a complex construct. It comprises different networks, including alerting, orienting, and executive attention, and is also explained in terms of the way it is regulated. This paper supports a previously suggested idea that cultivating all aspects of attention through mindfulness meditation leads to greater psychological well-being through decreased ruminative processes. Ruminative processes are decreased by engaging in both focused and receptive attention, which foster the ability to distract and decenter.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 2%
Bolivia, Plurinational State of 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 88 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 16%
Student > Bachelor 12 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 13%
Researcher 9 10%
Other 27 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 45 48%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 13%
Social Sciences 9 10%
Unspecified 8 9%
Neuroscience 7 7%
Other 13 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 November 2018.
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#2,138,032
of 12,444,796 outputs
Outputs from Psychology Research and Behavior Management
#62
of 206 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#47,661
of 233,344 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Psychology Research and Behavior Management
#4
of 12 outputs
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