An analysis of recent meditation research and suggestions for future directions
The Humanistic Psychologist
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2003
Source ID: shanti-sources-22260
Zotero Collections: Meta-analyses, Contemplation by Applied Subject, Psychology and Contemplation, Science and Contemplation
Abstract: Abstract Meditation offers a rich and complex field of study. Over the past 40 years, several hundred research studies have demonstrated numerous significant findings including changes in psychological, physiological, and transpersonal realms. This paper attempts to summarize these findings, and to review more recent meditation research. We then suggest directions for future research, emphasizing the necessity to continue to expand the paradigm from which meditation research is conducted, from a predominantly re‐ductionistic, biomedical model to one which includes subjective and transpersonal domains and an integral perspective.