Current Directions in Psychological Science
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: n/a
Source ID: shanti-sources-21963
Zotero Collections: Contemplation by Applied Subject, Psychology and Contemplation, Science and Contemplation
Abstract: Mindfulness, achieved without meditation, is discussed with particular reference to learning. Being mindful is the simple act of drawing novel distinctions. It leads us to greater sensitivity to context and perspective, and ultimately to greater control over our lives. When we engage in mindful learning, we avoid forming mind-sets that unnecessarily limit us. Many of our beliefs about learning are mind-sets that have been mindlessly accepted to be true. Consideration is given to some of the consequences that result from a mindful reconsideration of these myths of learning.