Buddhist Psychology in Modern Perspective|
Spring 2019 not offered
The Buddhist tradition preserves a sophisticated model of mind and behavior in the early literature of the Pali Canon, along with a profound set of practices for transforming human experience from unhealthy to healthy states. Much of this lore is of great interest to modern psychologists, scientific researchers, and philosophers of mind, and is having an impact on a wide range of contemporary fields. This course begins with a survey of the core ideas of Buddhist psychology as they are presented in classical texts, then goes on to explore how these ideas are influencing the work of mental health professionals, cognitive scientists, social scientists, and others.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI-MN)(RELI)
Germer, Christopher, Siegel, Ronald, Fulton, Paul, eds., MINDFULNESS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Olendzki, A. (2010). UNLIMITING MIND: THE RADICALLY EXPERIENTIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF BUDDHISM.
Gunaratana, B. H., MINDFULNESS IN PLAIN ENGLISH
Varela, F., THE EMBODIED MIND: COGNITIVE SCIENCE AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE
|Examination and Assignments: |
Final term paper
Occasional short response papers
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course satisfies the "historical tradition" or "thematic approach" requirement for the Religion major.