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MPSY 6850 - Advanced Seminar in Contemplative Psychology


4-0-4
Prerequisites: MPSY 6500 , MPSY 6550 , MPSY 6800  
This course provides students with an opportunity to engage in an in-depth examination of one specific contemplative tradition through the lens of both traditional texts and sources and contemporary psychology and neuroscience, in order to see what contemplative psychology has to offer positive psychology, and vice versa. The format will be seminar-style. The specific contemplative tradition to be examined can vary depending on instructor expertise and student interest, and possible topics include the Tibetan lojong or ‘mind training’ tradition; the medieval Christian contemplative tradition; or Sufi spirituality. The psychological, cognitive science, and neuroscientific literature presented will focus on research on emotions and emotion regulation, areas that are particularly amenable to comparisons with contemplative psychologies that largely focus on transforming emotional patterns.



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