An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology, Fourth Edition

Hardcover | September 4, 2006

byPadmasiri de Silva, Silva De

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This lucid, intelligible and authentic introduction to the foundations of Buddhist psychology 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 behavior, motivation, emotions, perception, and the therapeutic structure of Buddhist psychology. For the fourth edition, a new chapter on "emotional intelligence" and its relationship with Buddhism has been added.

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This lucid, intelligible and authentic introduction to the foundations of Buddhist psychology 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 behavior, motivation, emotions, perception, and the ...

Padmasiri de Silva is Research Fellow at Monash University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:September 4, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230003311

ISBN - 13:9780230003316

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Table of Contents

Foreword--John Hick * Preface to the First Edition * Preface to the Second Edition * Preface to the Third Edition * Preface to the Fourth Edition * Basic Features of Buddhist Psychology * The Psychology of Cognition * Motivation and Emotions * Personality * Buddhist Psychology and the West: An Encounter Between Therapeutic Systems * Health and Sickness in Buddhist Perspective * Mind-Body Relationship and Buddhist Contextualism * A Holistic Perspective on Emotion Theory and Therapy in Early Buddhism * Notes * Bibliography * Index

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Praise for the third edition:
"A groundbreaking work, stunning in its lucidity and sweeping in its vision...I recommend it not only to academics, but to all who are interested in spirituality, alternative therapies, and personal growth."--Nathan Katz, Florida International University