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An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology (Hardback)

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This volume is an introduction to the foundations of Buddhist psychology. It provides comprehensive coverage of the basic concepts and issues in the psychology of Buddhism and thus it deals with the nature of psychological inquiry, concepts of mind, consciousness and behaviour, motivation, emotions and percentile and the therapeutic structure of Buddhist psychology. For this edition, a new chapter on the mind body relationship and Buddhist contextualism has been added.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyPsychological theory & schools of thoughtReligion & BeliefsBuddhism Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 23/08/2000 ISBN-13: 9780333779095  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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PADMASIRIR DE SILVA was Professor and Head of Philosophy and Psychology Department at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1980-89). He also held visiting positions at the University of Pittsburgh and the ISLE programme in the USA, the National University of Singapore and the University of Waikato. He was Co-ordinator of the IRC Programme 'Environment, Ethics and Education' in Singapore. Currently he is Research Fellow at Monash University. His publications include Environmental Philosophy and Ethics in Buddhism, Buddhist and Freudian Psychology, Tangles and Webs, Twin Peaks: Compassion and Insight, as well as numerous articles in journals and anthologies.

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