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    • The DSM: mindful science or mindless power? A critical review 

      Khoury, Bassam; Langer, Ellen J.; Pagnini, Francesco (Frontiers Media S.A., 2014)
      In this paper we review the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental health (DSM), its scientific bases and utility. The concepts of “normality,” “pathology,” and boundaries between them are critically reviewed. We ...
    • The Effect of Mindfulness on Heart Rate Control 

      Delizonna, Laura L.; Williams, Ryan P.; Langer, Ellen (Springer Verlag, 2009)
      An experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that mindful attention to change regarding heart rate (HR) would result in greater control over HR. Experimental groups monitored the changing or stable nature of HR, ...
    • Mind-set Matters: Exercise and the Placebo Effect 

      Crum, Alia J.; Langer, Ellen (Blackwell Publishing, 2007)
      In a study testing whether the relationship between exercise and health is moderated by one's mind-set, 84 female room attendants working in seven different hotels were measured on physiological health variables affected ...
    • Mindful leadership communication: Three keys for action 

      Dunoon, Don; Langer, Ellen J. (Australian Institute of Training and Development, 2012)
      The term 'leadership communication' tends to imply a leader out the front, communicating their vision to inspire and enthuse others. The accent is on influence and persuasion, on sharing the vision to enlist others in its ...
    • Mindfulness and Leadership: Opening up to Possibilities 

      Dunoon, Don; Langer, Ellen J. (Integral Publishers, 2011)
    • Mindfulness and Marital Satisfaction 

      Burpee, Leslie C.; Langer, Ellen (Springer Verlag, 2005)
      This study investigated the relationships among mindfulness, marital satisfaction, and perceived spousal similarity. All 95 subjects responded to a questionnaire measuring each of these variables, and an additional series ...
    • Reducing Stereotyping Through Mindfulness: Effects on Automatic Stereotype-Activated Behaviors 

      Djikic, Maja; Langer, Ellen; Stapleton, Sarah Fulton (Springer Verlag, 2008)
      We assessed whether mindfulness (active categorization) can prevent automatic stereotype-activated behaviors related to the elderly. Eighty participants (mean age = 24.4) were given a set of photographs to prime the dimension ...
    • Studies in Labor Economics, Organizational Economics, and Development 

      Atallah, Samura (2015-12-07)
      The first chapter in this dissertation discusses the results of a field experiment that lasted three weeks at a firm in Saudi Arabia where we randomized an attention to variability or mindfulness training program. We ...
    • Symptom changes in multiple sclerosis following psychological interventions: a systematic review 

      Pagnini, Francesco; Bosma, Colin M; Phillips, Deborah; Langer, Ellen (BioMed Central, 2014)
      Background: Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system involving a variety of debilitating physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional symptoms. This literature review evaluated the impact of psychological ...
    • Toward Mindful Social Comparison: When Subjective and Objective Selves are Mutually Exclusive 

      Djikic, Maja; Langer, Ellen (Elsevier, 2007)
      Although mindless evaluations typically accompany social comparisons, they are not necessary, and may be costly. We describe how mindlessness enters the social comparison process at two points. First, during the social ...