Ellen J. Langer, Harvard professor of psychology, determines that the mindless following of routine and other automatic behaviors lead to much error, pain and a predetermined course of life.

The Power of Mindful Learning

Radical in its implications, this original and important work may change forever the views we hold about the nature of learning.


If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically?

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars. .

On Becoming an Artist

Backed by her landmark scientific work on mindfulness and artistic nature, bestselling author and Harvard psychologist Ellen J. Langer shows us that creativity is not a rare gift that only some special few are born with, but rather an integral part of everyone’s makeup.

The Art of Noticing

The Art of Noticing is the culmination of research on mindlessness and mindfulness conducted by Dr. Langer over the past 35 years. Each of the one-liners in this book has been derived from this research and paired together with original artwork created over the years.