Special Issue "Mindful Eating Practices: Providing Further Evidence and Considering any Potential Publication Bias in the Field"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2022 | Viewed by 1933
Interests: mindful eating; mindfulness; compassion; self-compassion; kindness; self-kindness; eating behaviours; weight loss; obesity; cystic fibrosis; colouring books; mental health
In recent years, we have observed a rise in the number of practitioners and researchers attempting to utilise and examine how mindful eating interventions and practices enable health and wellbeing amongst different clinical and non-clinical populations. Mindful eating practices utilise a variety of mindfulness elements, some centralising on the attentive aspects, some being more holistic and incorporating more non-judgmental and acceptance aspects of traditional theories, and some broadening interventions to embed mindfulness-based stress reduction, acceptance and commitment therapy, or self-compassion theories and practices into the corresponding mindful eating programme. These interventions and practices that constitute a wide area of research and practice in contemporary medicine and behavioural and nutritional care provide a platform that requires more research.
The findings when observing programmes, interventions or specific practices have been overwhelmingly positive across different fields of study. Considering the variability of practices, however, any potential significant differences, failed attempts, difficulties, and theoretical and practical understandings remain unknown and could be exceedingly positive for the field.
The majority of journals consistently prefer scientifically innovative enquiries and results that are ground-breaking above replications and null findings, creating a publication bias that is obscuring potential implications and possible inaccuracies of the impact of mindful eating approaches. Desirable, undesirable, and inconclusive results should be published (World Health Organization, 2013) to advance scientific knowledge and support the development of accurate and effective practices.
The question that this Special Issue is attempting to address is whether mindful eating has more to give as an intervention, above and beyond other practices, and an identification as to whether the observed publication bias that exists across academia is true for mindful eating. The expectation is to accelerate scientific progress and create a platform where researchers and practitioners will have clarity of when some mindful eating approaches may not produce comparable outcomes, and for researchers to identify attempts that led to null findings.
The Special Issue will consider the following types of contributions:
- Research articles with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs displaying significant as well as contradicting and/or null findings;
- Empirical studies where manipulations failed, or interventions that displayed unexpected outcomes;
- Unsuccessful clinical case studies and reports;
- Comparisons between well-known practices and interventions;
- General commentary, opinion, and theoretical articles that adopt a more critical approach;
- Specific article commentary published in this Special Issue, and responses to article commentaries.
Dr. Michael Mantzios
Dr. Helen Egan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mindful eating
- mindful eating behaviour
- mindful attentive eating
- attentive eating
- focussed eating
- publication bias
- null findings