Courses: The Psychology of Mindfulness (PSYCB260001)

Fall 2013

Class Number: 1418
This course focuses on psychological theory and research on mindfulness and meditative practices. Readings and discussion will introduce students to modern conceptualizations and implementation of mindfulness practices that have arisen in the West. Students will be encouraged to engage in mindfulness activities as part of their involvement in this 360. Haverford: Social Science (SO)
Enrollment Limit: 18; Limited to accepted 360 participants. 360
Description: This 360 course comprises three classes that share an
interest in contemplation or mindfulness in theory and practice. The
course brings together historical, cultural, psychological and
religious perspectives in its study of mindful and contemplative
traditions. Mindfulness has long been an important aspect of both
Buddhist and Christian monastic practice. With its recent introduction
as a key component of Western therapeutic modalities for remediating
psychological difficulties or coping with stress, mindfulness has also
become a central focus of much new psychological research and theory.
Students and faculty will travel to mindful and monastic communities
in Japan and the US. To apply, complete the 360 application form by
April 10th at noon.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1418SO


Psychology (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, BYC106

Meeting Times

TTH 2:15pm-3:45pm