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The Psychology of Buddhism in Conflict Studies

of: Padmasiri de Silva

Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

ISBN: 9783319690292 , 90 Pages

Format: PDF

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The Psychology of Buddhism in Conflict Studies


This book provides an interdisciplinary discussion of conflict studies, drawing on perspectives from psychology and Buddhist studies. The author combines current research in psychology, conflict and management studies, as well as moral narratives drawn from religious and cultural contexts, to offer useful guidance on dealing with conflict and dichotomies. Drawing on a vast corpus of Buddhist literature, this book examines complex teachings, ideas and doctrines to bring insight to how individuals and societies might lead peaceful and balanced lifestyles. In this ground-breaking study Padmasiri De Silva insists that the social studies need to develop dialectical methods and understanding in addition to the objective and analytical collection of facts. Chapters cover an array of subjects including economics, ecology, human wellbeing, prison reform, dialectical behaviour therapy, multiculturalism, and peace studies.

Padmasiri de Silva is Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University, Australia. He has a PhD in East-West Comparative Philosophy and an advanced diploma in Counselling. He is the author of a number of books, including An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling; Emotions and the Body in Buddhist Contemplative practice and mindfulness-Based Therapy (Palgrave Macmillan 2017).