The Psychology of Buddhism in Conflict Studies

  • Padmasiri de Silva

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 87-90

About this book


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.


dichotomies dilemma balance dialectics eastern philosophy western philosophy conflict studies Buddhist psychology Wellbeing market triumphalism Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Dialectical behaviour therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Padmasiri de Silva
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  1. 1.Faculty of Philosophical, Historical and International StudiesMonash UniversitySpringvale, VICAustralia

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