Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation

  • Brian D. Ostafin
  • Michael D. Robinson
  • Brian P. Meier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Brian D. Ostafin, Michael D. Robinson, Brian P. Meier
    Pages 1-6
  3. Neuroscience and Cognitive Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. W. Michael Sayers, J. David Creswell, Adrienne Taren
      Pages 9-22
    3. Yi-Yuan Tang, Michael I. Posner
      Pages 23-32
    4. Alexandra B. Morrison, Amishi P. Jha
      Pages 33-45
  4. Personality and Social Psychology Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Robert J. Goodman, Jordan T. Quaglia, Kirk Warren Brown
      Pages 67-80
    3. Michael J. MacKenzie, Roy F. Baumeister
      Pages 95-105
    4. Whitney L. Heppner, Claire A. Spears, Jennifer Irvin Vidrine, David W. Wetter
      Pages 107-120
  5. Clinical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Patricia Bach, Steven C. Hayes, Michael Levin
      Pages 141-154
    3. Judson A. Brewer, Nicholas T. Van Dam, Jake H. Davis
      Pages 185-198
    4. James Davis-Siegel, Moriah Gottman, Daniel J. Siegel
      Pages 217-234
  6. Buddhist Perspectives

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-301

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.


Acceptance Buddhist psychology Theories of mindfulness cognitive science perspectives of mindfulness critical perspectives on mindfulness evidence-based practice meditation mindfulness and attention mindfulness and neural activation mindfulness in modern psychotherapy mindfulness interventions mindfulness-based cognitive therapy mindfulness-based stress reduction self-determination theory self-regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian D. Ostafin
    • 1
  • Michael D. Robinson
    • 2
  • Brian P. Meier
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of GroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyNorth Dakota State UniversityFargoUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyGettysburg CollegeGettysburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2262-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2263-5
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