May 20, 2022  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
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MPSY 6800 - Compassion: Science, Theory and Practice


(4 cr)
Prerequisites: MPSY 6050  and MPSY 6350 
In this course, students will focus on a protocol that employs analytical meditation to cultivate compassion, namely Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT), that is currently utilized in health-related and educational contexts, and that has been examined scientifically in a number of studies. Students will examine its theory, including its background in the Tibetan Buddhist lojong tradition; review the scientific research that has been conducted on it; and learn the practice itself through first-hand experience of its eight stages.



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