Eastern Psychologies   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

CSIH 3070 - Eastern Psychologies

This course first asks students to consider how the orientations of Eastern psychologies illuminate and are coming into relationship with Western psychology. Looking at major developments in (among others) Buddhist, Hindu/Yogic, and Taoist thought and history, students will gain a broad, working knowledge of the meaning and substance of major Eastern psychology principles as well as their potential therapeutic values. With this working knowledge in hand, the course has students consider the promise and limitations of contemporary Western applications, adaptations, and research assessments of Eastern psychologies. Finally, students are invited to participate in an experiential project from which they will gain first-hand embodied and intuitive knowledge, insight that cannot be obtained simply through studying the literature. 3 credit(s)