Publications Sorted by Chronological Order


Kuchar, A. L., Neff, K. D. & Mosewich, A. D. (2023).  Resilience and Enhancement in Sport, Exercise, & Training (RESET): A Brief Self-Compassion Intervention with NCAA Student- Athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.  DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2023.102426   PDF

Miyagawa, Y. & Neff, K. D. (2023). How self-compassion operates within individuals: An examination of latent profiles of state self-compassion in the U.S. and Japan. Mindfulness DOI: 0.1007/s12671-023-02143-2  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2023). Self-Compassion: Theory, Method, Research, and Intervention.  Annual Review of Psychology, 74:193-217.  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2022). The differential effects fallacy in the study of self-compassion: Misunderstanding the nature of bipolar continuums.  Mindfulness, 13, 572-576.  PDF

Neff, K. D. & Tóth-Király, I (2022). Self-Compassion Scale (SCS), In N. Oleg, O. N. Medvedev, C. U. Krägeloh, R. J. Siegert, & N. N. Singh (Eds.) Handbook of Assessment in Mindfulness. New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-77644-2_36-1  PDF

Neff, K. D. & Germer, C. (2022). The role of self-compassion in psychotherapy.  World Psychiatry, 21 (1), 58-59. PDF

Braehler, C., & Neff, K. (2020). Self-compassion in PTSD. In Emotion in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (pp. 567-596). Academic Press.  PDF

Neff, K. D., Tóth-Király, I., Knox, M., Kuchar, A. & Davidson, O. (2020). Neff, K. D., Tóth- Király, I., Knox, M. C., Kuchar, A., & Davidson, O. (2021). The development and validation of the state self-compassion scale (long-and short form). Mindfulness, 12(1), 121-140. PDF

Neff, K. D. (2020).  Commentary on Muris and Otgaar (2020): Let the empirical evidence speak on the Self-Compassion Scale.  Mindfulness, 11, 1900–1909.  PDF

Neff, K. D., Bluth, K., Tóth-Király, I., Davidson, O., Knox, M. C., Williamson, Z., & Costigan, (2021). Development and validation of the Self-Compassion Scale for Youth. Journal of personality assessment, 103(1), 92-105. PDF

Neff, K. D., Knox, M. C., Long, P., Gregory, K. (2020). Caring for others without losing yourself: An adaptation of the Mindful Self‐Compassion Program for Healthcare Communities. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 76(9), 1543-1562. PDF

Tóth-Király, I., & Neff, K. D. (2021). Is self-compassion universal? Support for the measurement invariance of the Self-Compassion Scale across populations. Assessment, 28(1), 169-185. PDF

Cassisa, C. & Neff, K. D. (2019).  The promise of self-compassion for solos.  GPSolo, 36 (3), 18-21. PDF

Germer, C. & Neff, K. D. (2019). Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).  In I. Itvzan (Ed.) The handbook of mindfulness-based programs: Every established intervention, from medicine to education (pp. 357-367). London: Routledge.  PDF

Neff, K. D., Tóth-Király, I., Yarnell, L., Arimitsu, K., Castilho, P., Ghorbani, N.,…Mantios, M. (2019). Examining the Factor Structure of the Self-Compassion Scale using exploratory SEM bifactor analysis in 20 diverse samples: Support for use of a total score and sixsubscale scores.  Psychological Assessment, 31 (1), 27-45. PDF

Pommier, E., Neff, K. D., & Tóth-Király, I. (2020). The development and validation of the Compassion Scale. Assessment, 27(1), 21-39. PDF

Rabon, J. K., Hirsch, J. K., Kaniuka, A. R., Sirois, F., Brooks, B. D., & Neff, K. (2019). Self- Compassion and Suicide Risk in Veterans: When the Going Gets Tough, Do the Tough Benefit More from Self-Compassion?. Mindfulness, 10(12), 2544-2554. PDF

Long, P., & Neff, K. D. (2018). Self-compassion is associated with reduced self-presentation concerns and increased student communication behavior. Learning and Individual Differences, 67, 223-231.  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2019). Setting the record straight about the Self-Compassion Scale. Mindfulness10(1), 200-202. PDF

Neff, K. D., Long, P. Knox, M., Davidson, O., Kuchar, A., Costigan, A., Williamson, Z., Rohleder, N., Tóth-Király, I., & Breines, J. (2018).  The forest and the trees: Examining the association of self-compassion and its positive and negative components with psychological functioning. Self and Identity.  17 (6), 627-645. PDF

Neff, K. D., Tóth–Király, I., & Colosimo, K. (2018). Self–compassion is best measured as a global construct and is overlapping with but distinct from neuroticism: A response to Pfattheicher, Geiger, Hartung, Weiss, and Schindler (2017). European Journal of Personality, 32(4), 371-392. PDF

Shapiro, S., Siegel, R., & Neff, K. D. (2018). Paradoxes of mindfulness. Mindfulness, 9(6), 1693-1701. PDF

Yarnell, L. M., Neff, K. D., Davidson, O. A., & Mullarkey, M. (2019). Gender differences in self-compassion: Examining the role of gender role orientation. Mindfulness, 10(6), 1136-1152. PDF

McGehee, P., Germer, C. & Neff, K. D. (2017). Core values in Mindful Self-Compassion. In L. Monteiro, R. F. Musten & J. C. Compson (Eds.) A practitioner’s guide to mindfulness and ethics (pp. 279-294). New York: Springer.  PDF

Neff, K. D. & Germer, C. (2017). Self-Compassion and Psychological Wellbeing. In J. Doty (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science, Ch. 27.  Oxford University Press.  PDF 

Neff, K. D., & Knox, M. (2017).  Self-Compassion. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shackelford (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences.  New York: Springer.  PDF

Neff, K. D., Whittaker, T. & Karl, A. (2017). Evaluating the factor structure of the Self- Compassion Scale in four distinct populations: Is the use of a total self-compassion score justified? Journal of Personality Assessment, 99(6), 596-607. PDF

Warren, R., Smeets, E. & Neff, K. D. (2016).  Self-criticism and self-compassion: Risk and resilience for psychopathology.  Current Psychiatry, 15(12), 18-32. PDF

Neff, K. D. (2016). Does self-compassion entail reduced self-judgment, isolation, and over- identification? A response to Muris, Otgaar, and Petrocchi (2016). Mindfulness, 7(3), 791-797. PDF

Neff, K. D. (2016). The Self-Compassion Scale is a valid and theoretically coherent measure of self-compassion.  Mindfulness, 7(1), 264-274. PDF

Neff, K. D. & Davidson, O. (2016). Self-compassion: Embracing suffering with kindness.  In I.Ivtzan & T. Lomas (Eds.), Mindfulness in Positive Psychology (pp. 37-50). Rutledge. PDF

Neff, K., D., & Seppala, E. (2016).  Compassion, Well-Being, and the Hypoegoic Self.  In K. W. Brown & M. Leary (Eds), Oxford Handbook of Hypo-egoic Phenomena: Theory and Research on the Quiet Ego (pp. 189 -202). Oxford Press. PDF

Albertson, E. R., Neff, K. D., & Dill-Shackleford, K. E. (2015). Self-compassion and body dissatisfaction in women: A randomized controlled trial of a brief meditation intervention. Mindfulness, 6(3), 444-454.  PDF

Dahm, K. A., Meyer, E. C., Neff, K. D., Kimbrel, N. A., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2015). Mindfulness, self‐compassion, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, and functional disability in US Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28(5), 460-464.  PDF

Germer, C. K., & Neff, K. D. (2015). Cultivating self-compassion in trauma survivors. In V. M. Follette, J. Briere, D. Rozelle, J. W. Hopper, D. I. Rome, V. M. Follette, … D. I. Rome (Eds.) , Mindfulness-oriented interventions for trauma: Integrating contemplative practices (pp. 43-58). New York, NY, US: Guilford Press.  PDF

Neff, K. D., & Faso, D. J. (2015). Self-compassion and well-being in parents of children with autism. Mindfulness, 6(4), 938-947. PDF

Yarnell, L. M., Stafford, R. E., Neff, K. D., Reilly, E. D., Knox, M. C., & Mullarkey, M. (2015). Meta-analysis of gender differences in self-compassion. Self and Identity, 14(5), 499-520. PDF

Lockard, A. J., Hayes, J. A., Neff, K. D. & Locke, B. D. (2014). Self-Compassion Among College Counseling Center Clients: An Examination of Clinical Norms and Group Differences. Journal of College Counseling, 17, 249-259PDF

Neff, K. D., & Costigan, A. P. (2014).  Self-compassion, wellbeing, and happiness. Psychologie in Österreich, 114-117.    PDF

Neff, K. D., & Dahm, K. A. (2014). Self-Compassion: What it is, what it does, and how it relates to mindfulness (pp. 121-140). In M. Robinson, B. Meier & B. Ostafin (Eds.) Mindfulness and Self-Regulation. New York: Springer.   PDF

Smeets, E., Neff, K., Alberts, H., & Peters, M. (2014). Meeting Suffering With Kindness: Effects of a Brief Self-Compassion Intervention for Female College Students. Journal of clinical psychology, 70(9), 794-807.  PDF

Germer, C. K., & Neff, K. D. (2013). Self-compassion in clinical practice. Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 69(8), 856-867.  PDF

Germer, C. & Neff, K. (2013). The Mindful Self-Compassion training program.  In T. Singer Bolz (Eds.) Compassion: Bridging theory and practice: A multimedia book (pp. 365-396).  Leipzig, Germany:  Max-Planck Institute.   PDF

Neff, K. D., Beretvas, S. N. (2013). The role of self-compassion in romantic relationships. Self and Identity, 12(1), 78-98.  PDF

Neff, K. D., & Germer, C. K. (2013). A pilot study and randomized controlled trial of the Mindful Self-Compassion program. Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 69(1), 28-44.  PDF

Neff, K. & Germer, C. (2013). Being kind to yourself: The science of self-compassion.  In T. Singer & M. Bolz (Eds.) Compassion: Bridging theory and practice: A multimedia book (pp. 291-312).  Leipzig, Germany: Max-Planck Institute. PDF

Neff, K. D., Pommier, E. (2013). The relationship between self-compassion and other-focused concern among college undergraduates, community adults, and practicing meditators. Self and Identity, 12(2),160-176.  PDF

Neff, K., & Tirch, D. (2013). Self-compassion and ACT. In T. B. Kashdan, J. Ciarrochi (Eds.) , Mindfulness, acceptance, and positive psychology: The seven foundations of well-being (pp. 78-106). Oakland, CA US: Context Press/New Harbinger Publications.  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2012). The science of self-compassion. In C. Germer & R. Siegel (Eds.), Compassion and Wisdom in Psychotherapy, 79-92. New York: Guilford Press.  PDF

Yarnell, L. M., Neff, K. D. (2013). Self-compassion, interpersonal conflict resolutions, and well-being. Self and Identity. 2:2, 146-159.  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2011). Self-compassion, self-esteem, and well-being. Social and Personality Compass, 5, 1-12.  PDF

Raes, F., Pommier, E., Neff, K. D., & Van Gucht, D. (2011). Construction and factorial validation of a short form of the Self-Compassion Scale. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 18, 250-255  PDF

Neff, K. (2010). Review of The mindful path to self-compassion: Freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions. British Journal of Psychology, 101, 179-181.  PDF 

Neff, K. D. & McGeehee, P. (2010). Self-compassion and psychological resilience among adolescents and young adults. Self and Identity, 9, 225-240.  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2009). Self-Compassion. In M. R. Leary & R. H. Hoyle (Eds.), Handbook of Individual Differences in Social Behavior (pp. 561-573). New York: Guilford Press.  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2009). The role of self-compassion in development: A healthier way to relate to oneself. Human Development, 52, 211-214PDF

Neff, K. D. & Lamb, L. M. (2009). Self-Compassion. In S. Lopez (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 864-867). Blackwell Publishing.  PDF

Neff, K. D. & Vonk, R. (2009). Self-compassion versus global self-esteem: Two different ways of relating to oneself. Journal of Personality, 77, 23-50.  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2008). Self-compassion: Moving beyond the pitfalls of a separate self-concept. In J.Bauer & H. A. Wayment (Eds.) Transcending Self-Interest: Psychological Explorations of the Quiet Ego(95-105). APA Books, Washington DC.  PDF

Neff, K. D., Pisitsungkagarn, K., & Hseih, Y. (2008). Self-compassion and self-construal in the United States, Thailand, and Taiwan. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, 267-285. PDF

Neff, K. D., Kirkpatrick, K. & Rude, S. S. (2007). Self-compassion and its  PDF to adaptive psychological functioning. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 139-154.  PDF

Neff, K. D., & Rude, S. S., & Kirkpatrick, K. (2007). An examination of self-compassion in relation to positive psychological functioning and personality traits. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 908-916PDF

Neff, K. D., Hseih, Y., & Dejitthirat, K. (2005). Self-compassion, achievement goals, and coping with academic failure. Self and Identity, 4, 263-287.  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2004). Self-compassion and psychological well-being. Constructivism in the Human Sciences, 9, 27-37.  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2003a). Development and validation of a scale to measure self-compassion. Self and Identity, 2, 223-250.  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2003b). Self-compassion: An alternative conceptualization of a healthy attitude toward oneself. Self and Identity, 2, 85-102.  PDF

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