Eastern Psychology: Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism

Eastern Psychology: Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism

by William Compton Ph.D.


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466494626
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/18/2012
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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.

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