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Meta-cognition in mindfulness: A conceptual analysis

Author(s) / Creator(s)

Hussain, Dilwar

Abstract / Description

Over the last few decades there has been a substantial increase in the research and applications of meta-cognition and mindfulness. The concept of meta-cognition and mindfulness seems different and their research literature evolved independent of each other. However, meta-cognition and mindfulness share many commonalities and are conceptually related in many ways. Evidently, there has been relatively little research addressing this relationship. The research tradition of meta-cognition and mindfulness may strengthen and benefit each other. Specific aspects, such as development of ‘meta-awareness’ can be integrated with each other in a complementary as well as supplementary manner in applied settings such as psychotherapy. This paper describes the nature of meta-cognition and mindfulness and reviews their conceptual relationships. Finally, theoretical and applied implications of this relationship are discussed.

Keyword(s)

mindfulness detached mindfulness meta-cognition meta-awareness

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Date of first publication

2015-10-16

Journal title

Psychological Thought

Volume

8

Issue

2

Page numbers

132–141

Publisher

PsychOpen GOLD

Publication status

publishedVersion

Review status

peerReviewed

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  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Hussain, Dilwar
  • PsychArchives acquisition timestamp
    2018-11-28T10:02:07Z
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    2018-11-28T10:02:07Z
  • Date of first publication
    2015-10-16
  • Abstract / Description
    Over the last few decades there has been a substantial increase in the research and applications of meta-cognition and mindfulness. The concept of meta-cognition and mindfulness seems different and their research literature evolved independent of each other. However, meta-cognition and mindfulness share many commonalities and are conceptually related in many ways. Evidently, there has been relatively little research addressing this relationship. The research tradition of meta-cognition and mindfulness may strengthen and benefit each other. Specific aspects, such as development of ‘meta-awareness’ can be integrated with each other in a complementary as well as supplementary manner in applied settings such as psychotherapy. This paper describes the nature of meta-cognition and mindfulness and reviews their conceptual relationships. Finally, theoretical and applied implications of this relationship are discussed.
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  • Publication status
    publishedVersion
  • Review status
    peerReviewed
  • ISSN
    2193-7281
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/1606
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.1972
  • Language of content
    eng
  • Publisher
    PsychOpen GOLD
  • Is version of
    https://doi.org/10.5964/psyct.v8i2.139
  • Keyword(s)
    mindfulness
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  • Keyword(s)
    detached mindfulness
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  • Keyword(s)
    meta-cognition
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  • Keyword(s)
    meta-awareness
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  • Dewey Decimal Classification number(s)
    150
  • Title
    Meta-cognition in mindfulness: A conceptual analysis
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  • DRO type
    article
  • Issue
    2
  • Journal title
    Psychological Thought
  • Page numbers
    132–141
  • Volume
    8
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