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Buddhism and Modern Psychology

Robert Wright Princeton University @Coursera
Class Start: TBA
Duration: 6 weeks
Approximate Workload: 2-5 hours/week
Certificate: Yes
Level: beginner
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The Buddha said that human suffering—ranging from anxiety to sadness to unfulfilled craving—results from not seeing reality clearly. He described a kind of meditation that promises to ease suffering by dispelling illusions about the world and ourselves. What does psychological science say about this diagnosis and prescription—and about the underlying model of the mind?

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