In press

Van Dam, N.T, van Vugt, M.K., Vago, D.R., Schmalzl, L., Saron, C., Olendzki, A., Meissner, T., Lazar, S.W., Kerr, C., Gorchov, J., Field, B.A., Britton, W.B.,  Brefczynski-Lewis, J.A., Meyer, D.E. (2017). Mind the hype: A critical evaluation and prescriptive agenda for mindfulness and meditation research. Perspectives in Psychological Science. In press

2017

Lindahl, J.R. (2017) Somatic Energies and Emotional Traumas: A Qualitative Study of Practice-Related Challenges Reported by Vajrayāna Buddhists. Religions 8(8), 153; doi:10.3390/rel8080153 LINK TO PAPER

Lindahl, J.R., Fisher, N.E., Cooper, D.L. Rosen, R.K., Britton, W.B. (2017). The Varieties of Contemplative Experience: A Mixed-Methods Study of Meditation-Related Challenges in Western Buddhists. PLOS ONE. In press LINK TO PAPER LINK TO PRESS RELEASE

Rojiani, R ., Santoyo, J.F.  Rahrig, H., Roth, H., Britton, W.B. (2017). Women Benefit More than Men in Response to College-Based Meditation Training. Frontiers in Psychology8 . full text

de Jong M, Peeters F, Gard T, Ashih H, Doorley J, Walker R, Rhoades L, Kulich RJ, Kueppenbender KD, Alpert JE, Hoge EA, Britton WB, Lazar SW, Fava M, Mischoulon D. A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Unipolar Depression in Patients With Chronic Pain. J. Clin. Psychiatry. 2017 . full text PubMed

2016

Loucks EB, Britton WB, Howe CJ, Gutman R, Gilman SE, Brewer J, Eaton CB, Buka SL. Associations of Dispositional Mindfulness with Obesity and Central Adiposity: the New England Family Study Int.J. Behav. Med.. 2016; 23 (2) : 224-233 . full text PubMed

Loucks, Eric B., Gilman, Stephen E., Britton, Willoughby B., Gutman, Roee, Eaton, Charles B., Buka, Stephen L. Associations of Mindfulness with Glucose Regulation and Diabetes Am J Hlth Behav. 2016; 40 (2) : 258-267 . full text

2015

Britton, W.B.  and Lindahl, J.R. (2015) Meditation. In Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. Ed. Dana S. Dunn. New York: Oxford University Press.

Loucks EB, Schuman-Olivier Z, Britton WB, Fresco DM, Desbordes G, Brewer JA, Fulwiler C. Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: State of the Evidence, Plausible Mechanisms, and Theoretical Framework Current Cardiology Reports. 2015; 17 (12) : 112 . full text PubMed

Van Dam NT, Brown A, Mole TB, Davis JH, Britton WB, Brewer JA. Development and Validation of the Behavioral Tendencies Questionnaire. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10 (11) : e0140867 . full text PubMed

Britton, W. & Lindahl, J. (2015). The contemplative development mapping project: A new model for interdisciplinary investigation. Mind & Life Institute Blog. 

Loucks EB, Britton WB, Howe CJ, Eaton CB, Buka SL. Positive Associations of Dispositional Mindfulness with Cardiovascular Health: the New England Family Study. Int.J. Behav. Med.. 2015; 22 (4) : 540-50 .full text PubMed

2014

Lindahl JR, Kaplan CT, Winget EM, Britton WB. A phenomenology of meditation-induced light experiences: traditional buddhist and neurobiological perspectives Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2014; 4 : 973 . full text 

Britton WB, Lepp NE, Niles HF, Rocha T, Fisher NE, Gold JS. A randomized controlled pilot trial of classroom-based mindfulness meditation compared to an active control condition in sixth-grade children. Journal of school psychology. 2014; 52 (3) : 263-78 . full text PubMed

Britton WB, Lindahl JR, Cahn BR, Davis JH, Goldman RE. Awakening is not a metaphor: the effects of Buddhist meditation practices on basic wakefulness Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2014; 1307 (1) : 64-81 . full text PubMed

2013

Capecelatro MR, Sacchet MD, Hitchcock PF, Miller SM, Britton WB. Major depression duration reduces appetitive word use: an elaborated verbal recall of emotional photographs. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 2013; 47 (6) : 809-15 . full text PubMed

2012

Roberts-Wolfe D, Sacchet MD, Hastings E, Roth H, Britton W. Mindfulness training alters emotional memory recall compared to active controls: support for an emotional information processing model of mindfulness. Frontiers in human neuroscience. 2012; 6 : 15 . full text PubMed

Britton WB, Shahar B, Szepsenwol O, Jacobs WJ. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy improves emotional reactivity to social stress: results from a randomized controlled trial. Behavior Therapy. 2012; 43 (2) : 365-80 . full text PubMed

Britton WB, Haynes PL, Fridel KW, Bootzin RR. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy improves polysomnographic and subjective sleep profiles in antidepressant users with sleep complaints.Psychotherapy and psychosomatics. 2012; 81 (5) : 296-304 . full text PubMed

 de Dios MA, Herman DS, Britton WB, Hagerty CE, Anderson BJ, Stein MD. Motivational and mindfulness intervention for young adult female marijuana users. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2012; 42 (1) : 56-64 . full text PubMed

2011

Silverstein RG, Brown AC, Roth HD, Britton WB. Effects of mindfulness training on body awareness to sexual stimuli: implications for female sexual dysfunction. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2011; 73 (9) : 817-25 . full text PubMed

2010

Britton WB, Haynes PL, Fridel KW, Bootzin RR. Polysomnographic and subjective profiles of sleep continuity before and after mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in partially remitted depression.Psychosomatic Medicine. 2010; 72 (6) : 539-48 . full text PubMed

 Britton WB, Bootzin RR, Cousins JC, Hasler BP, Peck T, Shapiro SL. The contribution of mindfulness practice to a multicomponent behavioral sleep intervention following substance abuse treatment in adolescents: a treatment-development study. Substance Abuse. 2010; 31 (2) : 86-97 . full text PubMed

2005

Payne, J. D., Britton, W.B., Bootzin, R. R., and Nadel, L. (2005). Beyond acetylcholine: next steps for sleep and memory research. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 77.

2004

Britton WB, Bootzin RR. Near-death experiences and the temporal lobe. Psychological Science. 2004; 15 (4) : 254-8 . full text PubMed

Shapiro, S., Britton, W.B., and Walsh, R. (2004). An analysis of recent meditation research and suggestions for future directions. Journal of Meditation Research, 10, 2-27.