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The Psychology of Meditation: Research and Practice
West, Michael A. (Edt)
Oxford University Press / Softcover / 2016-04-01 / 0199688907
price: $74.30 (may be subject to change)
368 pages
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In the past 20 years meditation has grown enormously in popularity across the world, practised both by the general public, as well as by an increasing number of psychologists within their daily clinical practice. Meditation is now used to treat a range of disorders, including, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, and addiction. In the past twenty years we have also learned much more about the underlying neural bases for meditation, and why it works.


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


Michael A. West, Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, Lancaster University, Lancaster

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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