Link between mindfulness and personality-related factors including empathy, theory of mind, openness, pro-social behaviour and suggestibility

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622081
Title:
Link between mindfulness and personality-related factors including empathy, theory of mind, openness, pro-social behaviour and suggestibility
Authors:
Kaviani, Hossein; Hatami, Neda
Abstract:
This research investigated a potential linkage between mindfulness and personality characteristics such as openness to experience, empathy (empathic concern and theory of mind), prosocial behavior and suggestibility. A sample of 275 volunteers was recruited. A series of the research questionnaires and scales was employed to measure mindfulness, empathic concern, theory of mind (or perspective taking), prosocial behavior (or altruism) and suggestibility. Based on the quartile scores, participants were divided into two low (first quartile) and high (forth quartile) on mindfulness. Using a two-way MANOVA, the results showed that participants high on mindfulness exhibited increased theory of mind, prosocial behaviour and openness, in addition to decreased suggestibility. Neither main nor interaction effects were found for gender factor. Theoretical models in the field of social cognition will be discussed to explain how enhancement in cognitive functions due to mindfulness practice might alter personality characteristics and, in turn, influence socio-political behaviour.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Citation:
Kaviani H, Hatami H (2016) 'Link between mindfulness and personality-related factors including empathy, theory of mind, openness, pro-social behaviour and suggestibility', Clinical Depression, 2 (4).
Publisher:
OMICS International
Journal:
Clinical Depression
Issue Date:
2-Nov-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622081
DOI:
10.4172/2572-0791.1000119
Additional Links:
https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/link-between-mindfulness-and-personalityrelated-factors-includingempathy-theory-of-mind-openness-prosocial-behaviour-andsuggestibi-.php?aid=81110
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorKaviani, Hosseinen
dc.contributor.authorHatami, Nedaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-11T14:08:50Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-11T14:08:50Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-02-
dc.identifier.citationKaviani H, Hatami H (2016) 'Link between mindfulness and personality-related factors including empathy, theory of mind, openness, pro-social behaviour and suggestibility', Clinical Depression, 2 (4).en
dc.identifier.doi10.4172/2572-0791.1000119-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622081-
dc.description.abstractThis research investigated a potential linkage between mindfulness and personality characteristics such as openness to experience, empathy (empathic concern and theory of mind), prosocial behavior and suggestibility. A sample of 275 volunteers was recruited. A series of the research questionnaires and scales was employed to measure mindfulness, empathic concern, theory of mind (or perspective taking), prosocial behavior (or altruism) and suggestibility. Based on the quartile scores, participants were divided into two low (first quartile) and high (forth quartile) on mindfulness. Using a two-way MANOVA, the results showed that participants high on mindfulness exhibited increased theory of mind, prosocial behaviour and openness, in addition to decreased suggestibility. Neither main nor interaction effects were found for gender factor. Theoretical models in the field of social cognition will be discussed to explain how enhancement in cognitive functions due to mindfulness practice might alter personality characteristics and, in turn, influence socio-political behaviour.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOMICS Internationalen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/link-between-mindfulness-and-personalityrelated-factors-includingempathy-theory-of-mind-openness-prosocial-behaviour-andsuggestibi-.php?aid=81110en
dc.rightsGreen-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectpro-social behaviouren
dc.subjectempathyen
dc.subjectmindfulnessen
dc.subjecttheory of minden
dc.subjectsuggestibilityen
dc.titleLink between mindfulness and personality-related factors including empathy, theory of mind, openness, pro-social behaviour and suggestibilityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentTehran University of Medical Sciencesen
dc.identifier.journalClinical Depressionen
dc.date.updated2017-04-11T13:47:38Z-
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