The roots and routes of mindfulness

Bretherton, Roger (2017) The roots and routes of mindfulness. PsycCRITIQUES / Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 61 (23). p. 3. ISSN 1554-0138


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A Review of Mindfulness in Positive Psychology: The Science of Meditation and Wellbeing by Itai Ivtzan and Tim Lomas (Eds.) New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. 348 pp.

Mindfulness in Positive Psychology: The Science of Meditation and Wellbeing is one of the
most recent book-length publications originating from the prolific team of positive
psychologists based at the University of East London. Over the past decade, the group
associated with the London-based Masters in Applied Positive Psychology has maintained a relentless output of authored and edited volumes, which now amounts to a small library of leading texts in the field. With various collaborators, they have sought not only to
disseminate positive psychology through introductory textbooks (Hefferon & Boniwell, 2011; Lomas, Hefferon & Ivtzan, 2014) but also to challenge and reshape the field in various directions, such as its need to acknowledge embodiment (Hefferon, 2013), embrace the darker side of existence (Ivtzan, Lomas, Hefferon & Worth, 2015), and its tendency to cling acritically to some of its major theories (Brown, Lomas, & Eiroá-Orosa, in press).

Keywords:Positive Psychology, Mindfulness
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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