Spring 2017

Buddhist Psychology in Modern Perspective

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-160


Andrew Olendzki (Section 01)


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 and then goes on to explore how these ideas are influencing the work of mental health professionals, cognitive scientists, and social scientists.

Spring semester.  Visiting Lecturer  Olendzki.


Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2021-22: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2017