Contemplative Practices and Mental Training: Prospects for American Education

Show simple item record J. Davidson, Richard en_US Dunne, John en_US Eccles, Jacquelynne S. en_US Engle, Adam en_US Greenberg, Mark en_US Jennings, Patricia en_US Jha, Amishi en_US Jinpa, Thupten en_US Lantieri, Linda en_US Meyer, David en_US Roeser, Robert W. en_US Vago, David en_US 2012-07-12T17:26:02Z 2013-08-01T14:04:41Z en_US 2012-06 en_US
dc.identifier.citation J. Davidson, Richard; Dunne, John; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.; Engle, Adam; Greenberg, Mark; Jennings, Patricia; Jha, Amishi; Jinpa, Thupten; Lantieri, Linda; Meyer, David; Roeser, Robert W.; Vago, David (2012). "Contemplative Practices and Mental Training: Prospects for American Education." Child Development Perspectives (2): 146-153. <> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1750-8592 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1750-8606 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article draws on research in neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental psychology, and education, as well as scholarship from contemplative traditions concerning the cultivation of positive development, to highlight a set of mental skills and socioemotional dispositions that are central to the aims of education in the 21st century. These include self‐regulatory skills associated with emotion and attention, self‐representations, and prosocial dispositions such as empathy and compassion. It should be possible to strengthen these positive qualities and dispositions through systematic contemplative practices, which induce plastic changes in brain function and structure, supporting prosocial behavior and academic success in young people. These putative beneficial consequences call for focused programmatic research to better characterize which forms and frequencies of practice are most effective for which types of children and adolescents. Results from such research may help refine training programs to maximize their effectiveness at different ages and to document the changes in neural function and structure that might be induced. en_US
dc.publisher Wiley Periodicals, Inc. en_US
dc.publisher Guilford en_US
dc.subject.other Contemplative Practice en_US
dc.subject.other Neuroscience en_US
dc.subject.other Education en_US
dc.subject.other Attention en_US
dc.subject.other Emotion Regulation en_US
dc.title Contemplative Practices and Mental Training: Prospects for American Education en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Psychology en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Health Sciences en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences en_US
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dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1750-8606.2012.00240.x en_US
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