An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology

De Silva
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New York
Palgrave Macmillan
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  • About this book:

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology is a lucid, intelligible and authentic introduction to the foundations of Buddhist psychology. It 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 behaviour, 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.

  • Contents:

Foreworded byJOHN HICK ix
Preface to the First Edition xi
Preface to the Second Edition xiii
Preface to the Third Edition xiv
Preface to the Fourth Edition XVI
1 Basic Features ofBuddhist Psychology 1
2 The Psychology of Cognition 21
3 Motivation and Emotions 35
4 Personality 80
5 Buddhist Psychology and the West: An Encounter
Between Therapeutic Systems 99
6 Health and Sickness in Buddhist Perspective 123
7 Mind-Body Relationship and Buddhist Contextualism 142
8 A Holistic Perspective on Emotion Theory and
Therapy in Early Buddhism 153
Notes 182
Bibliography 195
Select Bibliography to the Fourth Edition 196
Index 19

  • Biblography:

De Silva, Padmasiri. An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2005