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Posted Jun 30, 2021

Perimenopause, the multiyear transition from regular menses to their complete cessation, places women at increased risk for depression, with 45-68% of perimenopausal women reporting depressive symptoms...

Posted Jun 19, 2021

College can be demanding, and up to one-third of college students report feeling highly stressed. High stress levels can be a significant problem since a third of all college students report current or past mood, anxiety, or...

Posted May 25, 2021

A common worry among older adults is cognitive decline. Older adults may worry about possible cognitive decline even when standardized tests fail to reveal signs of cognitive deficits. Adults with subjective...

Welcome to AMRA!

The American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA) was founded in 2013. The Mindfulness Research Monthly scientific bulletin has been in circulation since 2009. Our mission is to support empirical and conceptual efforts to establish an evidence base for the process, practice, and construct of mindfulness; promote best evidence-based standards for the use of mindfulness research and its applications; facilitate professional development through grant giving; and disseminate newly gained knowledge to the public.

AMRA serves as a professional resource to the sciences and humanities, practice communities, and the broader public on mindfulness from the perspective of contemplative practice.

Learn more about our valuable resources and organizational leadership.


To increase awareness of and inform the latest advances in mindfulness research.

Journal Club

Recommended Readings for our Community

July 2021 article references added to the AMRA library. Members have full access to the AMRA reference library spanning 1960-2021. Online article access is controlled solely by journal publishers and open access policies and is not controlled by AMRA.

  • An, E., Irwin, M. R., Doering, L. V., Brecht, M.-L., Watson, K. E., Corwin, E., & Macey, P. M. (2021). Mindfulness effects on lifestyle behavior and blood pressure: A randomized controlled trial. Health Science Reports.
  • Cernasov, P., Walsh, E. C., Kinard, J. L., Kelley, L., Phillips, R., Pisoni, A., Eisenlohr-Moul, T. A., Arnold, M., Lowery, S. C., Ammirato, M., Truong, K., Nagy, G. A., Oliver, J. A., Haworth, K., Smoski, M., & Dichter, G. S. (2021). Multilevel growth curve analyses of behavioral activation for anhedonia (BATA) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effects on anhedonia and resting-state functional connectivity: Interim results of a randomized trial. Journal of Affective Disorders.
  • Chrisinger, B. W., Rich, T., Lounsbury, D., Peng, K., Zhang, J., Heaney, C. A., Lu, Y., & Hsing, A. W. (2021). Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic: Contemplative practice behaviors are associated with better mental health outcomes and compliance with shelter-in-place orders in a prospective cohort study. Preventive Medicine Reports.
  • Hunkin, H., King, D. L., & Zajac, I. T. (2021). Evaluating the feasibility of a consumer-grade wearable EEG headband to aid assessment of state and trait mindfulness. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Early Career Scientist Award

Are you starting a career as a mindfulness researcher? AMRA supports promising scholars through the AMRA Early Career Scientist Award (ECSA) program. Eligible are AMRA members who are currently trainees in masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs or within their first two years of terminal degree and currently working at a research institute. The candidate must have one or more first author publications related to mindfulness, and show promise for future impact. Learn more about the program and previous award recipients.

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