The articles contained in the list below have been influential in the research and development of the BodiMojo platform. We try to link directly to the articles or abstracts if they are available on the web (most recent first).
Also, check out the Resources section that lists various organizations that promote and disseminate programs for youth emotional intelligence, prosocial behaviors, resiliency skills and mindfulness.
It’s hard to keep up with all the fantastic studies being conducted. If we’ve missed any cool research, let us know!
Research & Science on Mindfulness
Atkinson, M.J., & Wade, T.D. (2014). Does mindfulness have potential in eating disorders prevention? A preliminary controlled trial with young adult women. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/eip.12160
Britton, W.B., Lepp, N.E., Niles, H.F., Rocha, T., Fisher, N.E., & Gold, J.S. (2014). A randomized controlled pilot trial of classroom-based mindfulness meditation compared to an active control condition in sixth-grade children. Journal of School Psychology, 52(3), 263–278.
Charoensukmongkol, P. (2014). Benefits of mindfulness meditation on emotional intelligence, general self-efficacy, and perceived stress: Evidence from Thailand. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 16(3), 171-192. doi:10.1080/19349637.2014.925364
Coatsworth, J. D., Duncan, L. G., Berrena, E., Bamberger, K. T., Loeschinger, D., Greenberg, M. T., & Nix, R. L. (2014). The Mindfulness-enhanced Strengthening Families Program: Integrating brief mindfulness activities and parent training within an evidence-based prevention program. New Directions for Youth Development, 142, 45-58. doi:10.1002/yd.20096
Dehghani, F., Amiri, S., Molavi, H., & Neshat-Doost, H.T. (2014). Effectiveness of mindfulness based cognitive therapy on female elementary students with generalized anxiety disorder. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Research, 3(3), 59-165.
Parker, A.E., Kupersmidt, J.B., Mathis, E.T., Scull, T.M., & Sims, C. (2014). The impact of mindfulness education on elementary school students: evaluation of the Master Mind program. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 7(3), 184-204.
Pepping, C.A., O’Donovan, A., & Davis, P. J. (2014). The positive effects of mindfulness on self-esteem. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(5) 376-386.
Germer, C. K., & Neff, K. D. (2013). Self‐compassion in clinical practice. Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 69(8), 856-867. doi:10.1002/jclp.22021
Neff, K. D., & Germer, C. K. (2013). A pilot study and randomized controlled trial of the mindful self‐compassion program. Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 69(1), 28-44.
Neff, K. D., Pommier, E. (2013). The relationship between self–compassion and other-focused concern among college undergraduates, community adults, and practicing meditators. Self and Identity, 12(2), 160-176.
Neff, K., & Tirch, D. (2013). Self–compassion and ACT. In T. B. Kashdan, J. Ciarrochi (Eds.) , Mindfulness, acceptance, and positive psychology: The seven foundations of well-being (pp. 78-106). Oakland, CA US: Context Press/New Harbinger Publications.
Webb, J.B.. & Forman, M.J. (2013). Evaluating the indirect effect of self-compassion on binge eating severity through cognitive–affective self-regulatory pathways. Eating Behaviors, 14(2), 224-228.
Jazaieri, H., Jinpa, G. T., McGonigal, K., Rosenberg, E. L., Finkelstein, J., Simon-Thomas, E., … Goldin, P. R. (2012). Enhancing compassion: A randomized controlled trial of a compassion cultivation training program. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 1113–1126.
MacBeth, A. & Gumley, A. (2012). Exploring compassion: A meta-analysis of the association between self-compassion and psychopathology. Clinical Psychology Review, 32(6), 545-552.
Neff, K. D. (2012). The science of self–compassion. In C. Germer & R. Siegel (Eds.), Compassion and Wisdom in Psychotherapy, 79-92. New York: Guilford Press.
Remple, K.D., (2012). Mindfulness for children and youth: A review of the literature with and argument for school-based implementation. Canadian Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 46(93), 201-220.
van der Oord, S., Bögels, , S.M., Peijnenburg, D. (2012). The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training for Children with ADHD and Mindful Parenting for their Parents. Journal of Child Family Studies. Feb 2012; 21(1): 139–147.
Wasylkiw, L., MacKinnon, A.L., & MacLellan, A.M. (2012). Exploring the link between self-compassion and body image in university women. Body Image, 9(2), 236–245.
Weare, K. (2012). Evidence for the impact of mindfulness on children and young people. The Mindfulness in School Project. University of Exeter, Mood Disorders Centre.
Biegel, G.M. Brown, K.W. , Shapiro, S.L., & Schubert, C.M. (2011). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for the Treatment of Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(5), 2011
Greenberg, M.T. & Harris, A..R. (2011). Nurturing mindfulness in children and youth: Current state of research. Child Development Perspectives, 0(0), 1-6.
Neff, K. D. (2011). Self–compassion, self-esteem, and well-being. Social and Personality Compass, 5, 1-12.
Piet, J. Hougaard, E. (2011). The effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for prevention of relapse in recurrent major depressive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 3(6), 1032–1040.
Neff, K. D. & McGeehee, P. (2010). Self–compassion and psychological resilience among adolescents and young adults. Self and Identity, 9, 225-240.
Semple, R.J., Lee, J., Rosa, D., Miller, L.F. (2010). A randomized trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for children: Promoting Mindful attention to enhance social- emotional resiliency in children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 218-229.
Lee, J., Semple, R.J., Rosa, D. & Miller, L.F. (2008). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive therapy for Children: Results of a pilot study. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 22(1), 15-28.