JUST RELEASED: “Handbook of Mindfulness” by Brown, Creswell & RyanApril 15, 2015 by Walter

Handbook of Mindfulness

Theory, Research, and Practice

Edited by Kirk Warren Brown, J. David Creswell, and Richard M. Ryan

mindfulness_handbookFinally, the most comprehensive work on mindfulness! This handbook sums up the current state of the research and clinical applications and offers insightful discussions of multiple aspects of mindfulness. The chapters are written in a clear and interesting fashion by highly respected experts. This is useful reading for advanced students in psychology and cognitive sciences as well as health care professionals, and will be ‘unputdownable’ for anyone interested in learning more about mindfulness. I wholeheartedly recommend this excellent book.”
Britta Hölzel, PhD, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of
Neuroradiology, Technical University of Munich, Germany


An authoritative handbook, this volume offers both a comprehensive review of the current science of mindfulness and a guide to its ongoing evolution. Leading scholars explore mindfulness in the context of contemporary psychological theories of attention, perceptual processing, motivation, and behavior, as well as within a rich cross-disciplinary dialogue with the contemplative traditions. After surveying basic research from neurobiological, cognitive, emotion/affective, and interpersonal perspectives, the book delves into applications of mindfulness practice in healthy and clinical populations, reviewing a growing evidence base. Examined are interventions for behavioral and emotion dysregulation disorders, depression, anxiety, and addictions, and for physical health conditions.

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Oxford Handbook of Work Engagement, Motivation, & Self-Determination TheoryMay 21, 2014 by Walter

SDT Oxford HandbookNEWLY RELEASED in May 2014…The Oxford Handbook of Work Motivation, Engagement, and Self-Determination Theory is edited by SDT Faculty, Marylène Gagné and aims to give current and future organizational researchers ideas for future research using self-determination theory as a framework, and to give practitioners ideas on how to adjust their programs and practices using self-determination theory principles.

The book brings together self-determination theory experts and organizational psychology experts to talk about past and future applications of the theory to the field of organizational psychology. The book covers a wide range of topics, including: how to bring about commitment, engagement, and passion in the workplace; how to manage stress, health, emotions and violence at work; how to encourage safe and sustainable behavior in organizations; how factors like attachment styles, self-esteem, person-environment fit, job design, leadership, compensation, and training affect work motivation; and how work-related values and goals are forged by the work environment and affect work outcomes.

Human Motivation and Interpersonal RelationshipsApril 25, 2014 by Walter

Just recently released in early 2014, Human Motivation and Interpersonal Relationships, edited by SDT Faculty Netta Weinstein,  summarizes and organizes a growing body of research supporting the role of motivation in adaptive and rewarding interpersonal interactions with others.

Many outstanding SDT scholars have contributed to this book and their research in the fields of SDT and interpersonal relationships is nicely reflected here.  Both fields have seen extensive growth in the past decade and each can contribute to the other. However, no single compiled work is available that targets both fields. This is the case, in part, because only now is there enough work to make a strong and compelling case for their integration. In the previous years, research has been conducted to show that motivation is relevant and important for interactions among strangers and in close relationships. In addition, developmental mechanisms for these relations are identified, and mechanisms by which motivation strengthens people’s relationships. Finally, recent work has demonstrated the many implications for interpersonal relationships, showing that motivation impacts a range of interpersonal processes from prejudice regulation and objectification of others to empathy and care. This book seeks to summarize and organize all these findings and present them in a way that is relevant to both motivation researchers and social and relationship researchers.