Mindfulness and Psychology
Please register via RELI 0209A

Religion and Science: Mindfulness and Modern Psychology
Mindfulness meditation is now widely embraced as a way to enhance personal wellbeing. To better understand this ancient practice, we will explore its traditional Buddhist background alongside its application and study in modern psychology and neuroscience. We will first study mindfulness in its historical context and examine how a traditionally religious practice was adapted for modern individualistic and therapeutic purposes. We will learn basic neural and psychological foundations of emotion, cognition, social behavior, and psychological disorders and raise theoretical and methodological issues in the scientific study of mindfulness. As an experiential component, students will also receive meditation training throughout the semester. (Open to psychology, religion, and neuroscience majors) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
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PSYC 0209

All Sections in Spring 2020

Spring 2020

PSYC0209A-S20 Lecture (Cronise, Waldron)
PSYC0209Y-S20 Discussion (Waldron)
PSYC0209Z-S20 Discussion (Cronise)