Our lab is interested in the role of mindfulness as a protective factor for health and well-being. We investigate mindfulness as a means of reducing maladaptive cognitions (e.g., negativity bias, catastrophic thinking) and its relations with improved mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety), physical health (e.g., pain), and well-being (e.g., life satisfaction, self-esteem).

Representative Publications

Lee, J., Weiss, A., Ford, C. G., Conyers, D., & Shook, N. J. (2022). The indirect effect of trait mindfulness on life satisfaction though self-esteem and perceived stress. Current Psychology.

Gibb, A., Wilson, J., Ford, C. G., & Shook, N. J. (2022). Does mindfulness reduce negative interpretation bias? Cognition and Emotion, 36, 284-299.

Ford, C. G., Kiken, L. G., Haliwa I., & Shook, N. J. (2022). Negatively biased cognition as a mechanism of mindfulness: A review of the literature. Current Psychology.

Ford, C. G., Haliwa, I., & Shook, N. J. (2021). Mind your gaze: Examining the relation between trait mindfulness and visual attention to valenced images. Behavioural Brain Research, 401, 113063