Academic Field

Psychology

Faculty Mentor Name

Melissa M. Brown, Ph.D.

Presentation Title

Activities and Mindfulness

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Mindfulness has primarily been researched as the psychological change that meditates the relationship between meditation and its many positive outcomes. Mindfulness is made up of five facets including; observing, describing, acting with awareness, non-judging of inner experience, and non-reactivity to inner experience. Mindfulness exists as a dispositional individual difference in individuals whether they meditate or not and can be taught through certain activities that increase mindfulness. The present study asks the question of whether or not there are meaningful associations between how we spend our time, and levels of mindfulness. We hypothesized that activities that promote attentional control such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, listening to music, reading, and playing a musical instrument will be associated with higher levels of mindfulness, while activities that are distracting such as cell phone usage, texting, and social media use will be associated with decreased levels of mindfulness. This talk will present our findings.

Keywords

mindfulness, well-being

Start Date

10-4-2015 9:30 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 11:00 AM

Location

Holmes Hall B0002

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Apr 10th, 9:30 AM Apr 10th, 11:00 AM

Activities and Mindfulness

Holmes Hall B0002

Mindfulness has primarily been researched as the psychological change that meditates the relationship between meditation and its many positive outcomes. Mindfulness is made up of five facets including; observing, describing, acting with awareness, non-judging of inner experience, and non-reactivity to inner experience. Mindfulness exists as a dispositional individual difference in individuals whether they meditate or not and can be taught through certain activities that increase mindfulness. The present study asks the question of whether or not there are meaningful associations between how we spend our time, and levels of mindfulness. We hypothesized that activities that promote attentional control such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, listening to music, reading, and playing a musical instrument will be associated with higher levels of mindfulness, while activities that are distracting such as cell phone usage, texting, and social media use will be associated with decreased levels of mindfulness. This talk will present our findings.