The Psychology of Buddhism in Conflict Studies

Authors: de Silva, Padmasiri

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  • Offers perspectives from psychology, philosophy, therapy, management studies, education and social studies
  • Provides Buddhism inspired insight to enhance current debates
  • Discusses how integration and balance can be used to develop a methodology for unravelling dialectical oppositions
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This book provides an interdisciplinary discussion of conflict studies, drawing on perspectives from psychology and Buddhist studies. The author combines current research in psychology, conflict and management studies, as well as moral narratives drawn from religious and cultural contexts, to offer useful guidance on dealing with conflict and dichotomies. Drawing on a vast corpus of Buddhist literature, this book examines complex teachings, ideas and doctrines to bring insight to how individuals and societies might lead peaceful and balanced lifestyles. In this ground-breaking study Padmasiri De Silva insists that the social studies need to develop dialectical methods and understanding in addition to the objective and analytical collection of facts. Chapters cover an array of subjects including economics, ecology, human wellbeing, prison reform, dialectical behaviour therapy, multiculturalism, and peace studies.

About the authors

Padmasiri de Silva is Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University, Australia. He has a PhD in East-West Comparative Philosophy and an advanced diploma in Counselling. He is the author of a number of books, including An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling; Emotions and the Body in Buddhist Contemplative practice and mindfulness-Based Therapy (Palgrave Macmillan 2017).

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“Combining insights from contemporary science and the Buddhist tradition, Padmasiri de Silva defends the importance of the body’s role in emotional experience and in the way emotions function in our lives.  Drawing on his many years of work as therapist, he shows the place of attention to the body in mindfulness based practices aimed at emotion regulation, pain and trauma management, addiction, and stress reduction.  De Silva’s book counters the misleading impression that Buddhist psychology encourages suppression of emotion and that mindfulness based therapies ignore the body.  He eschews overly simplistic accounts of emotion and of the problems that bring people to therapists.  Most excitingly, he indicates how negatively experienced emotions are not just manageable, but potential means for spiritual transformation.” (Professor Kathleen Higgins)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    de Silva, Padmasiri

    Pages 1-14

  • The Buddhist Critique of Metaphysical Entanglements

    de Silva, Padmasiri

    Pages 15-20

  • The Many-faceted Nature of a Crisis

    de Silva, Padmasiri

    Pages 21-29

  • Psychological Dimensions of Conflict and Harmony

    de Silva, Padmasiri

    Pages 31-38

  • Criminal Justice Through a Buddhist Contemplative Path

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    Pages 39-46

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Psychology of Buddhism in Conflict Studies
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69029-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69029-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69028-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88704-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 90
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