Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation: The Development and Initial Validation of the Cognitive and Affective Mindfulness Scale-Revised (CAMS-R)

  • Greg FeldmanEmail author
  • Adele Hayes
  • Sameet Kumar
  • Jeff Greeson
  • Jean-Philippe Laurenceau
Original Paper


As interest grows in mindfulness training as a psychosocial intervention, it is increasingly important to quantify this construct to facilitate empirical investigation. The goal of the present studies was to develop a brief self-report measure of mindfulness with items that cover the breadth of the construct and that are written in everyday language. The resulting 12-item measure demonstrated acceptable internal consistency and evidence of convergent and discriminant validity with concurrent measures of mindfulness, distress, well-being, emotion-regulation, and problem-solving approaches in three samples of university students. To address potential construct contamination in two items, data are also presented on an alternate 10-item version of the measure.


Mindfulness Emotion regulation Depression Anxiety 



This project was supported in part by National Institute of Mental Health grant R21 MH62662 awarded to the second author.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Greg Feldman
    • 1
    • 5
    Email author
  • Adele Hayes
    • 2
  • Sameet Kumar
    • 3
  • Jeff Greeson
    • 1
    • 4
  • Jean-Philippe Laurenceau
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Delaware, 108 Wolf HallNewarkUSA
  3. 3.Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer CenterMiamiUSA
  4. 4.Present address: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesDuke Center for Integrative MedicineDUMCDurhamUSA
  5. 5.Department of PsychologySimmons CollegeBostonUSA

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