Attentional and affective concomitants of meditation: A cross-sectional study

Richard J. Davidson, Daniel J. Goleman, Gary E. Schwartz

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Recent research has begun to systematically define a personality trait, moderately correlated with hypnotizability, which represents a disposition for having episodes of "total" attention, termed absorption (Roberts. Schuler, Bacon, Zimmerman, & Patterson, 1975; Shor, 1960; Shor, Orne, & O'Connell, 1962; Tellegen & Atkinson, 1974). Although attempts to modify hypnotizability have been only partially successful (see Diamond, 1974), with test-retest reliabilities over a 10-year span found to be.60 (Morgan, Johnson, & Hilgard, 1974), the plasticity of absorption has never been explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMeditation
Subtitle of host publicationClassic and Contemporary Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781351506144
ISBN (Print)9780202362441
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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