East-West Psychology: Destructive Thought/Emotion


Fall 2013 quarter

Taught by

Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies, East-West psychology, philosophy of consciousness

Are destructive emotions innately embedded in human nature?  Can they be eradicated?  A growing body of Western research has examined these and other questions through the perspectives of Eastern psychology and philosophy which view destructive emotions, perceptions, and behaviors as the primary source of human suffering.  To alleviate this suffering, Eastern psychology has developed a rich and varied methodology for recognizing, reducing, transforming, and preventing these destructive forms of mind and emotion.  After examining the nature and function of the afflictive mind/emotions, students will choose one emotion to study in-depth and develop effective East/West interventions to transform this emotion/state of mind.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Weekend

Advertised schedule: 9a-4:30p Sat (Oct. 5, 19, Nov. 2, 16, Dec. 7)


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.


Date Revision
April 24th, 2013 Schedule change: This offering will now meet all day every other Saturday.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Fall)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 24




Students may register for this course after their time ticket opens during regular registration.

Course Reference Number

(4 credits): 10240

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