Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 10(2), pp. 11 - 21
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2022.100201
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Effectiveness of Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program on Cognitive Flexibility and Early Maladaptive Schemas in Adults: Conscious Awareness, Cognitive Flexibility and Schemas


Kahraman Güler 1,*, Nuket Oyguç 2
1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Social Sciences, Istanbul Gelisim University, Yenimahalle Mah., Karakol Sok., No: 4, Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Clinical Psychologist, Istanbul Aydın University, Istanbul, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study was prepared to examine the effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction program on cognitive flexibility and early maladaptive schemas in a group of young adults. The research was carried out with the participation of 18 young adults without a psychiatric diagnosis. The research process consists of eight weeks, with each week's session lasting two and a half hours. In addition to this, another session including a 6-hour day of silence was held. Before and after the study, the "cognitive flexibility scale" and the "early maladaptive schemas" scale were applied to determine the cognitive flexibility levels and early maladaptive schemas of individuals. In addition, the sociodemographic form developed by the researcher was used. A single-group pre-test-post-test control group-free quasi-experimental design was used. SPSS 25 program and Wilcoxon signed-order test were used for the analysis of the data. Our results show that mindfulness-based stress reduction program significantly increased individuals' cognitive flexibility scores and decreased scores in some sub-dimensions of early maladaptive schemas.

KEYWORDS
Mindfulness, Cognitive Flexibility, Early Maladaptive Schemas

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Kahraman Güler , Nuket Oyguç , "Effectiveness of Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program on Cognitive Flexibility and Early Maladaptive Schemas in Adults: Conscious Awareness, Cognitive Flexibility and Schemas," Universal Journal of Psychology, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 11 - 21, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2022.100201.

(b). APA Format:
Kahraman Güler , Nuket Oyguç (2022). Effectiveness of Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program on Cognitive Flexibility and Early Maladaptive Schemas in Adults: Conscious Awareness, Cognitive Flexibility and Schemas. Universal Journal of Psychology, 10(2), 11 - 21. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2022.100201.