Mindfulness and Meditation in Psychology
Mindfulness—paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, acceptance, and non-identification—is an ancient practice that has become increasingly popular today. This course is designed to familiarize students with mindfulness and meditation as studied in psychology. Particular attention is paid to their incorporation into psychotherapy as well as scientific research. Students also learn about the historical origins of these practices and their contemporary relevance. This course involves an experiential component, in which students personally practice mindfulness and meditation.