Formerly Buddhist Practices Offer Great Potential to the World of Western Psychology by Katlyn Troisi

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Title

Formerly Buddhist Practices Offer Great Potential to the World of Western Psychology by Katlyn Troisi

Subject

Religion
Psychology

Description

Over time science has grown in importance in the way in which people live today. This has caused conflict in the eyes of those who are religiously affiliated and have been instructed to ignore scientific findings. The true issue is the polarization of these two aspects of life. Rather religion and science should grow together. Buddhism has acknowledged the potential of incorporating science into their teachings and when new evidence comes to light they openly change how they see the world. Since Buddhism is open-minded to the benefits of science, there has been an opportunity to study many of the Buddhist practices which are now being used in the western field of psychology. There is an entire adapted field of Buddhist-derived Interventions which have impacted the world of psychotherapy greatly (Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D., 2014). Specifically, this paper discusses the many benefits of meditation and mindfulness when added as a treatment method for therapy. This overlap presents immense opportunity for the relationship of religion and the social sciences to feed off of one another to form a greater understanding of each discipline.

Creator

Troisi, Katlyn

Source

Senior Showcase Oral presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 19, 2016

Rights

The author reserves all rights.

Format

pdf

Identifier

Majors: Psychology, Religion
South Williamsport, PA
REL 450 - Senior Seminar

Files

Troisi FINALSEM.PAPER.pdf

Citation

Troisi, Katlyn, “Formerly Buddhist Practices Offer Great Potential to the World of Western Psychology by Katlyn Troisi,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed January 23, 2018, http://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/46.

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