What is the difference between SEL and Mindfulness? SEL uses an outside-in approach with a focus on building skills; Mindfulness works from the inside-out, building on everyone’s innate capacities for relationship building, such as empathy and kindness ...
What Is Secondary Attachment? How Teachers Can Create Learning Environments That Foster Secure Relationships
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Does mindfulness increase wisdom? A recent scientific study posits a six-point definition of wisdom. How does mindfulness stack up?
Studies on twin siblings may reveal important findings on the differences between genetic and environmental influences on mindfulness.
How neuroscience may help us understand the mechanism of change behind mindfulness.
Learn about the three kinds of mindfulness research to help understand the findings of scientific studies.
While mindfulness is worthy of critical investigation, mature perspectives honor its value while acknowledging its limitations.
Recent studies suggest that mindfulness may have an indirect impact on test performance by reducing test anxiety and mind-wandering.