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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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The concept of mindfulness: nonspecific factor of psychological wellbeing 8425


Pugovkina O.D.
PhD in Psychology, Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

Shil'nikova Z.
undergraduate of the faculty of counseling and clinical psychology Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

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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