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The Psychology of Meditation


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1. Meditation Perspectives 1: Michael A. West: The Practice of Meditation 2: Martine Batchelor: Meditation: Practice and Experience 3: Guy Claxton: ow Conscious Experience Comes About, and Why Meditation is Helpful 4: James Carmody: Fish Discovering Water: Meditation as a Process of Recognition 5: Loriliai Bernacki: Psychology of Meditation: Philosophical Perspectives 2. Therapeutic and Clinical Applications of Meditation 6: Lynn C. Waelde and Jason S. Thompson: Traditional and Secular Views of Psychotherapeutic Applications of Mindfulness and Meditation 7: Vidyamala Birch: Meditation and the Management of Pain 8: Sarah Bowen, Matthew Enkema, Corey Roos, Haley Douglas, Erin Harrop, Tatyana Kholodkov, Katie Witkiewitz: Addictive Disorders 9: Linda E. Carlson: Meditation and Physical Health 10: Antonio Raffone: The Cognitive and Affective Neurosciences of Meditation 3. Meditation in Workplaces and Schools 11: Frank W. Bond, Paul E. Flaxman, Joda Lloyd: Mindfulness and Meditation in the Workplace: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Approach 12: Katherine Weare: Mindfulness in Education 13: Peter Sedlmeier, Juliane Eberth, Maika Puta: Meditation: Future Theory and Research 14: Michael A. West: Meditation: Answers, Syntheses and Questions

About the Author

Michael West is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund in London, Senior Fellow of The Work Foundation and Emeritus Professor at Aston University. He was formerly Executive Dean of Aston Business School. He graduated from the University of Wales in 1973 and received his PhD in 1977 for work on The Psychology of Meditation. He has authored, edited or co-edited 25 books including The Psychology of Meditation (1987); The Psychology of Work and Organizations (2010); The Essentials of Teamworking: International Perspectives (2005);; Effective Teamwork (2012) the first edition of which has been translated into 12 languages; The International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working (2003). He has also published over 200 articles for scientific and practitioner publications, as well as chapters in scholarly books. He is a Fellow of the BPS and the APA

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