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Title Psychology of meditation / editor, Nirbhay N. Singh (Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia, USA).
Imprint Hauppauge, New York : Nova Science Publisher's, Inc., [2014]

Series Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
Psychology of emotions, motivations, and actions series.
Subject Meditation.
Meditation -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Singh, Nirbhay N.,
Description 1 online resource (xix, 362 pages).
Note Includes index.
Summary Our understanding of the nature and applications of meditation, especially mindfulness meditation, has been expanding almost as rapidly as the empirical evidence from neuroscience and intervention studies that have become available in the research literature. Meditation is centuries old and prevalent in almost all ancient cultures in one form or another. Initially, people in the West were enamored by its spiritual promise of personal transformation, but now a larger portion is attracted to mindfulness meditation (Vipassana or insight meditation) because of the promise of enhanced physical and.
Contents PSYCHOLOGY OF MEDITATION; PSYCHOLOGY OF MEDITATION; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Contents; Preface; About the Editor; About the Contributors; Chapter 1 Meditation: Nature and Applications; Abstract; Introduction; Nature; Applications; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2 Measuring Mindfulness; Abstract; Introduction; Mindfulness Measures; Cognitive and Affective Mindfulness Scale; Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire; Friedberg Mindfulness Inventory; Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills; Mindful Attention Awareness Scale; Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale.
Southampton Mindfulness QuestionnaireToronto Mindfulness Scale; Evaluation of Mindfulness Measures; Clinical Applications; Future Directions; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 Meditation Attitude; Abstract; Introduction; Components of Practice; Mindfulness; Attitude; Qualifications; Attitude vs. Behavior of Mind; Meditation As Microcosm; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 Eastern and Western Perspectives on Meditation; Abstract; Introduction; Worldviews and Cultural Lens; Perspectives from the East; Perspectives from the West; Science from the East and West.
Benefits to Mental and Physical HealthBenefits to Mental Health; Benefits to Physical Health; Long-Term Practice; A Look at Mechanisms; Definitional Challenges; Implications for Outcomes; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5 Neuroanthropology of Meditation Across Cultures; Abstract; Introduction; Phenomenology of Meditation; The Experiencing Brain; The Conscious Brain; The Symbolic Brain; Culture and Alternative States of Consciousness; Volition and Consciousness; Volition and Culture; The Meditating Brain; Prefrontal Cortex, Volition, Attention, and Meditation; Culture and Meditation.
Meditation and the Cycle of MeaningMeditation as Cultural Incubation; Meditation Cultures; Shamanic Meditation Cultures; Marabout Meditation; The Kogi Mámas; Totemic-Animistic Meditations; Meditating and Dancing; Navajo Healing Diagnostic Meditations; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6 A Neuroscientific Perspective on Meditation; Abstract; Introduction; Meditation; Benefits of Meditation; Possible Mechanisms; Attention Regulation; Neural Networks of External and Internal Attention; Mind Wandering; Meditation and Attention-Related Networks; Emotion Regulation; The Process of Emotion Regulation.
Neural Networks of Emotion RegulationMeditation and Emotion Regulation; Interoceptive Awareness; Neural Networks of Body Awareness; Meditation and Interoceptive Awareness; Change in Perspective of the Self; Neural Networks of Self-Perception; Meditation and Self-Perception; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 Vipassana, Insight and Intuition: Seeing Things as They Are; Abstract; Introduction; Reason and Intuition in Mathematics; The Axiomatic Method; The Quest for Logic; Intuition; Aspects of the Large Intuition; Example of the Small Intuition; A Small Example of the Large Intuition.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781629486437 (electronic bk.)
1629486434 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 867050012
Additional Format Print version: Psychology of meditation 9781629486376 (DLC) 2013043485 (OCoLC)863695417