ERIC Number: EJ1154401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Mindfulness: "What Should Teachers of Psychology Know?"
Nagy, Laura M.; Baer, Ruth A.
Teaching of Psychology, v44 n4 p353-359 Oct 2017
Mindfulness, which is best understood as nonjudgmental, present-centered awareness, originated in ancient Eastern traditions but has been adapted for use in Western, secular settings. The present article reviews the quickly burgeoning field of mindfulness research for teachers of psychology, including the most common mindfulness-based treatments and exercises. It also includes an overview of settings outside of traditional mental health treatment in which mindfulness has been used. Because mindfulness is appropriate within the context of a variety of courses, we have also included recommendations for teaching psychology students about mindfulness.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Psychology, Mental Health, Stress Management, Therapy, Cognitive Restructuring, Undergraduate Students
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