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Andrew C. Hafenbrack
Catholic University of Portugal
24Publications
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#1Andrew C. Hafenbrack (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 7
#2Lindsey Cameron (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)
Last.Samah Shaffakat (LJMU: Liverpool John Moores University)
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Abstract The present research tested whether mindfulness, a state characterized by focused, nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment, increases prosocial behavior in the workplace or work-related contexts. Study 1a was a longitudinal field experiment at a US insurance company. Compared to workers under waitlist control, employees who were assigned to a daily mindfulness training reported more helping behaviors over a five day period both in quantitative surveys and qualitative daily diaries...
#1Samantha Sim (NOVA: Universidade Nova de Lisboa)H-Index: 5
#2Francesco Sguera (UCP: Catholic University of Portugal)H-Index: 4
Last.Andrew C. Hafenbrack (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 7
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#1Vanessa Sa (UCP: Catholic University of Portugal)
#2Andrew C. Hafenbrack (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 7
#1Andrew C. Hafenbrack (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 7
#2Ute R. HülshegerH-Index: 20
Last.Michelle K. Duffy (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 33
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The majority of research on mindfulness has been devoted to uncovering its potential benefits, including by decreasing the incidence of antisocial behavior. However, mindfulness may also have unint...
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While mindfulness originated in Buddhist teachings, the variant studied by Western psychologists and taught in corporations has been secularized. One might suspect that secularized mindfulness - a ...
#1Andrew C. Hafenbrack (UCP: Catholic University of Portugal)H-Index: 7
#2Kathleen D. Vohs (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 65
A state of mindfulness is characterized by focused, nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment. The current research experimentally investigated how state mindfulness influences task motivation and performance, using multiple meditation inductions, comparison conditions, tasks, and participant samples. Mindfulness inductions, relative to comparison conditions, reduced motivation to tackle mundane tasks (Experiments 1–4) and pleasant tasks (Experiment 2). Decreased future focus and decreased a...
#1Adam KayH-Index: 1
Last.Daniel P. SkarlickiH-Index: 36
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Eudaimonic well-being stems from developing one’s highest potentials and investing significant effort towards goals that are self-concordant and personally expressive. Despite its obvious implicati...
#1Andrew C. Hafenbrack (UCP: Catholic University of Portugal)H-Index: 7
This article introduces the concept of mindfulness meditation as an on-the-spot intervention to be used in specific workplace situations. It presents a model of when, why, and how on-the-spot mindfulness meditation is likely to be helpful or harmful for aspects of job performance. The article begins with a brief review of the mindfulness literature and a rationale for why mindfulness could be used on-the-spot in the workplace. It then delineates consequences of on-the-spot mindfulness interventi...
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