An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology

  • Padmasiri de Silva

Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Padmasiri de Silva
    Pages 1-20
  3. Padmasiri de Silva
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  4. Padmasiri de Silva
    Pages 35-79
  5. Padmasiri de Silva
    Pages 80-98
  6. Padmasiri de Silva
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  7. Padmasiri de Silva
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 182-200

About this book


An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology is a lucid, intelligible and authentic introduction to the foundations of Buddhist psychology. It provides comprehensive coverage of the basic concepts and issues in the psychology of Buddhism and thus it deals with the nature of psychological inquiry, concepts of mind, consciousness and behaviour, motivation, emotions, perception, and the therapeutic structure of Buddhist psychology. For the fourth edition, a new chapter on 'emotional intelligence' and its relationship with Buddhism has been added.


cognition emotion intelligence motivation perception personality psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Padmasiri de Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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