ERIC Number: EJ1049589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
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Mindfulness and Compassion in Human Development: Introduction to the Special Section
Roeser, Robert W.; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.
Developmental Psychology, v51 n1 p1-6 Jan 2015
Research on contemplative practices (e.g., mindfulness or compassion training) is growing rapidly in the clinical, health and neuro-sciences, but almost none of this research takes an explicitly developmental life span perspective. At present, we know rather little about the naturalistic development of mindfulness or compassion in children and adolescents, or the processes by which parents can socialize these positive qualities in their offspring. Thus, the goal of this special section is to showcase empirical research articles that redress this absence of a developmental focus in contemplative science by focusing on issues of construct conceptualization and measurement, socialization practices in families, and the role that interventions can play in fostering mindfulness and compassion in children, adolescents, and care-givers alike.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Individual Development, Child Development, Adolescent Development, Socialization, Intervention, Role, Parent Child Relationship, Psychological Patterns, Social Cognition, Empathy, Self Control, Prosocial Behavior, Teaching Methods
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