EastWest Psychology: Positive Mind/Emotion

Fall 2016 quarter

Taught by

Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies, East-West psychology, philosophy of consciousness
  • UG

In what ways do our positive emotions/perceptions enhance our ability to see reality? Are there effective methods for training the mind to cultivate positive thought/emotions? Students will analyze the nature of constructive emotion/thoughts, their influence on our mental stability and brain physiology, and methodologies for influencing and improving mental development and function. Students will explore the correlation between mental training of the mind and physiological changes in the brain. We will also examine the nature of the genuine happiness from Eastern and Western psychological models of mind/emotion as well as from a traditional epistemological model of cognition based on Indo-Tibetan studies.

Program Details

Fields of Study

consciousness studies physiology psychology


Fall Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Alternating Saturdays from 9am-4:30pm: Oct 1, 15, 29, Nov 12, Dec 3. First Meeting Saturday October 1, 9am, Sem II A3109.

Additional Schedule Details

Saturdays from 9am-4:30pm

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning