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作者 Weibel, David T
書名 A loving-kindness intervention: Boosting compassion for self and others
國際標準書號 9780549365846
book jacket
說明 124 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-12, Section: B, page: 8418
Adviser: Timothy M. Anderson
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Ohio University, 2007
Loving-kindness meditation is a millennia old tradition for increasing positive emotions such as love, kindness, and compassion. To date the only published loving-kindness intervention focused mainly on pain and psychological symptom variables. Thus, the ability of loving-kindness meditation to boost compassion has not been studied in a controlled scientific study. The current study compared the effects of a four-session loving-kindness intervention to a non-intervention control group on the variables of self-compassion, compassionate love, and trait anxiety. A repeated measures design (pre, post, two month follow-up) showed an overall time by group interaction, and univariate tests revealed that the loving-kindness group showed greater increases in self-compassion and compassionate love at post-treatment, and a greater increase in self-compassion and a greater decrease in trait anxiety at follow-up. The Discussion highlights the potential for future research into methods of boosting compassionate attitudes and emotions as well as exploring the potential secondary benefits of these attitudes and emotions
School code: 0167
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 68-12B
主題 Psychology, Clinical
0622
Alt Author Ohio University
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