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Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature

Richard J. Davidson and Anne Harrington (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195130430
eISBN:
9780199847327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130430.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book examines how Western behavioral science — which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature — holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist ... More


Mindfulness and Positive Psychological Functioning

Ruth A. Baer and Emily L. B. Lykins

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Mindfulness is typically described as a form of nonjudgmental, nonreactive attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, including cognitions, emotions, and bodily sensations, as well as ... More


Training the Mind: First Steps in a Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Neuroscientific Research

Zara Houshmand, Anne Harrington, Clifford Saron, and Richard J. Davidson

in Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195130430
eISBN:
9780199847327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130430.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter sees into the mountain slopes of the Himalayas, where Tibetan monks who have spent many years in training and learning Buddhist philosophy and psychology, live in a retreat far from the ... More


Overcoming: Shall We?

David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton

in Payback: Why We Retaliate, Redirect Aggression, and Take Revenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195395143
eISBN:
9780190255763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395143.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the ways in which to avoid the pain-passing trap. It presents answers within religious traditions that might be useful to readers who are interested in stopping the cycle of ... More


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