Summary

In the years since it was first published, this influential book based on the highly innovative findings of social psychologist Dr. Ellen J. Langer and her team of researchers at Harvard made its mark for its unique concept of mindfulness, thoroughly adapted to contemporary life in the West. Langer’s theory has been applied to a wide number of fields, including health, business, aging, prejudice, and learning. There is now a new psychological assessment based on her work (called the Langer Mindfulness Scale) as well as an institute in Mexico founded to apply the concepts of mindfulness to health and wellness. In her introduction to this 25th anniversary edition, Dr. Langer outlines some of these exciting applications and suggests those still to come.
©2014 Ellen J. Langer (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
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"…thought-provoking study in which she "translates" for lay readers the findings of her research, much of it among the elderly." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 27-09-16

Excellent!

Good, objective look at the subject from a scientific and western viewpoint. Many examples and experiments validate the common sense approach to the subject.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joe on 27-04-15

loved it!

hope to hear more. books by this author. I'm planning to buy the book and reread it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lauren L on 20-07-17

Worthwhile grounding

No-longer revelatory twenty five plus years after its debut, still a worthwhile read for a grounding in what has become rather faddish from the pioneer of the concept and her classic work on the subject.

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