The Psychology of Mindfulness Meditation: Theory, Research, and Practice
Mindfulness meditation in relation to psychological and physical health. Traditional Buddhist teachings and contemporary Western perspectives on mindfulness. Survey of empirical research, including controlled trials and studies of basic mechanisms and processes through self-report, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging methods. Use of mindfulness practices in behavioral and other psychotherapies. Includes experiential learning through meditation practices in class and for homework assignments, as well as lecture and discussion. Readings mostly original journal articles and book chapters. Prerequisites: PSY 102, 105, or 106 desirable. Open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students. One course / 3 units.