Mindfulness and Human Development: A Commentary on the Special Issue

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The articles in this special issue focus on the putative effects of mindfulness training on aspects of attention, emotion, and interpersonal behavior in children, adolescents, and educators. In this commentary, I situate these articles within an emerging, interdisciplinary study of the mind/body system and its prospects for transformation across the lifespan through mental training and neuroplasticity called the "Contemplative Science Project" (CSP). After describing the nature of the CSP-its aims, assumptive framework, phenomena of interest and methods-I highlight features and findings of these articles that, collectively, enrich the scope of the CSP through a focus on human development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-283
Number of pages11
JournalResearch in Human Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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