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Publication Title: 
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

This article presents results from a systematic review and two meta-analyses that examine whether prison yoga and meditation programs are significantly related to increased psychological well-being and improvements in the behavioural functioning of prisoners. Comprehensive searches of the empirical literature were conducted up to December 2014.

Author(s): 
Auty, Katherine M.
Cope, Aiden
Liebling, Alison
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

This article presents results from a systematic review and two meta-analyses that examine whether prison yoga and meditation programs are significantly related to increased psychological well-being and improvements in the behavioural functioning of prisoners. Comprehensive searches of the empirical literature were conducted up to December 2014.

Author(s): 
Auty, Katherine M.
Cope, Aiden
Liebling, Alison
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychosomatic Research

BACKGROUND: An increasing number of studies are investigating traditional meditation retreats. Very little, however, is known about their effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of meditation retreats on improving psychological outcomes in general population. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of studies published in journals or as dissertations in PSYCINFO, PUBMED, CINAHL or Web of Science from the first available date until October 22, 2016. REVIEW METHODS: A total of 20 papers (21 studies, N=2912) were included.

Author(s): 
Khoury, Bassam
Knäuper, Bärbel
Schlosser, Marco
Carrière, Kimberly
Chiesa, Alberto
Publication Title: 
Frontiers in Psychology

Meditation is becoming increasingly popular as a topic for scientific research and theories on meditation are becoming ever more specific. We distinguish between what is called focused Attention meditation, open Monitoring meditation, and loving kindness (or compassion) meditation. Research suggests that these meditations have differential, dissociable effects on a wide range of cognitive (control) processes, such as attentional selection, conflict monitoring, divergent, and convergent thinking.

Author(s): 
Lippelt, Dominique P.
Hommel, Bernhard
Colzato, Lorenza S.
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