PL4230
Mindful Psychology

Mindful Psychology is an integration of Western and Buddhist psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience. This unique integration takes essential elements of these disciplines and blends them into a new way of understanding the human psyche, emotional suffering and healthy psychological development. The aim of this course is to address questions such as: What is Mindful Psychology and how does mindfulness practice relate to healthy psychological development? What are the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of this emerging discipline? This course will introduce students to the scientific research, applications and future trends in Mindful Psychology.

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-3.5-6
Pre-requisite(s): Completed a minimum of 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 – PL3236), which should include PL3236 Abnormal Psychology; with a minimum CAP of 3.5 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week