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The Effect of Brief Focused Attention Meditation on Measures of Attention

Cox, Zaffie (2019) The Effect of Brief Focused Attention Meditation on Measures of Attention. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:81527)

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Many people need thanking for their part in this PhD, this section could be its own thesis. Though it has sometimes felt like a lonely road, I could not have made it without the love and support of a whole bunch of brilliant people. Firstly, my supervisor Dinkar Sharma. Dinkar, your time and patience has not only helped me develop as a researcher over the last 6 years, through both my MSc and my PhD, but has been a shining example of how to be present and give your time generously to others. It is a quality I have learnt to appreciate, and I can only hope that with practice I will be able to emulate it. Secondly, my family. To Stuart, my lovely husband, thank you for your patience and support throughout. For having high standards for yourself (they rub off!) and for being there, consistently. To Ina, toddlers have a way of reminding yourself not to get your head stuck in the clouds and your giggles never fail to raise my spirits. To all of the family who have cooked, babysat, consoled and cajoled over the last two years, don't think it went unnoticed - I am forever grateful. With particular thanks to Julie and Chloe for much cooking, babysitting and consoling. Thirdly, my friends. You have kept me going. Special mentions are needed for some wonderful individuals. To Anna, Stefan, Matt and Aife, you have listened to me on good days and bad days and have been there throughout, thank you. To Lizanne for hugs, as and when needed by both of us. To Saghi, for loving Ina so much. To Lindsey for mum chats, a job, and for reminding me of the positive impact I can have on the world. To Chloe F. for reminding me how much I still have to learn. And finally, to the all of staff and students in the School of Psychology I have worked with in the last six years. All of you have made this journey exciting, interesting and formative. You have supported and encouraged me and I could not ask for a nicer group of people.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Sharma, Dinkar
Uncontrolled keywords: Mindfulness; Meditation; Brief intervention; Attention; Alerting
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Funders: Organisations -1 not found.
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 15:10 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 05:00 UTC
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