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Posted 2024

Stimulant medications are often the first-line treatment for childhood attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Medication has shown to be more effective than behavioral treatment for ADHD, and it is still unclear whether behavioral treatments provide...

Posted 2024

Acute stressful events can trigger the release of cortisol and testosterone into the human bloodstream. While cortisol prepares us to fight or flee in the context of threat, testosterone may amplify male dominance and competitive behavior in socially stressful ...

Posted 2024

People with schizophrenic spectrum disorders (SSDs) often exhibit both positive (hallucinations, delusions) and negative (apathy, social withdrawal, lack of affect) symptoms. Negative symptoms respond poorly to current medications...

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

June 2024 article references added to the AMRA library. Members have full access to the AMRA reference library spanning 1960-2024. Online article access is controlled solely by journal publishers and open access policies and is not controlled by AMRA.

  • Amaral, C. C., Fernandez, M. dos S., Chisini, L. A., Boscato, N., Jansen, K., & Goettems, M. L. (2024). Sleep hygiene measures combined with mindfulness meditation in the management of sleep bruxism in children: A randomized controlled clinical trial. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.
  • Arthur-Cameselle, J. N., & Keeler, L. A. (2024). Effects of Brief Mindfulness Training on Basketball Free-Throw Shooting Performance Under Pressure: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Dosage Response. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.
  • Fan, X.-F., Peng, J.-Y., Zhang, L., Hu, Y.-L., Li, Y., Shi, Y., & Zhang, T.-M. (2024). The impact of mindfulness therapy combined with mentalization-based family therapy on suicidal ideation in adolescents with depressive disorder: Randomized intervention study. Annals of General Psychiatry.
  • Hanley, A. W., Wilson Zingg, R., Smith, B., Zappa, M., White, S., Davis, A., Worts, P. R., Culjat, C., & Martorella, G. (2024). Mindfulness in the Clinic Waiting Room May Decrease Pain: Results from Three Pilot Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine.
  • Kander, T. N., Lawrence, D., Fox, A., Houghton, S., & Becerra, R. (2024). The influence of app-based mindfulness training on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex during an attentional control task: A fNIRS driven pilot study. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports.

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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