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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-4977

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp

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The concept of mindfulness: nonspecific factor of psychological wellbeing 6595

Pugovkina O.D., PhD in Psychology, associate professor, department of clinical psychology and psychological counseling, Moscow research Institute of psychiatry – the branch of the «National Medical Research Centre of Psychiatry and Narcology named after V. P. Serbsky», Moscow, Russia, olgapugovkina@yandex.ru
Shil'nikova Z., undergraduate of the faculty of counseling and clinical psychology Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, zlata-shilnikova@yandex.ru
Abstract
During the last decades the growing interest in the study of the concept of mindfulness as a psychological construct and a form of psychotherapeutic intervention for the prevention and treatment of various mental disorders has become prominent in the foreign literature. On the basis of empirical evidence the article describes the positive effects of psychological awareness, including an increase of the subjective well-being, satisfaction with interpersonal relationships, improvement of some cognitive performance (working memory, executive functions), decline in cognitive and emotional reactivity. The article gives a description of the presumed neurobiological correlates of awareness and formulate the general perspective for further research.

Keywords: mindfulness; mindfulness-based cognitive therapy; awareness; psychological wellbeing; mental health

Column: Clinical psychology

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