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Eastern Psychology: Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism (Paperback)

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An introduction to Eastern psychological systems as found in the classic texts and practices of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism. Topics covered include: perspectives on mental health and well-being, personality theories, interventions for optimal well-being (primarily a discussion of meditation styles), and a comparison with contemporary Western psychology. The book is accurate and informative, while also maintaining a style that is readable and accessible. Therefore, the book is suitable for anyone interested in a basic understanding of Eastern psychology and may also be used as a college textbook.

About the Author

William Compton, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. He has studied eastern approaches to psychology as a student, practitioner, and a scholar for over 45 years. Compton has published a number of papers in professional journals and presented at numerous professional conferences. His research has focused primarily on optimal mental health, meditation, eastern psychology, and the dimensions of well-being. He is also the author of "An Introduction to Positive Psychology" (2005) and "Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing" (2nd edition) with Edward Hoffman (2013). He has studied primarily within the Zen Buddhist tradition, but has also studied yoga and tai chi chuan.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781466494626
ISBN-10: 146649462X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: June 18th, 2012
Pages: 200
Language: English