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Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Hungarian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

The Buddhist Diagnosis

5 videos (Total 87 min), 5 readings
5 videos
Feelings and Illusions12m
The First Two Noble Truths15m
Evolutionary Psychology and the First Two Noble Truths21m
Office Hours 126m
5 readings
The Basics10m
Course Overview10m
About the Instructor10m
Contact us10m
Resources for Week 110m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

The Buddhist Prescription

5 videos (Total 84 min), 1 reading
5 videos
Meditation15m
Mindfulness Meditation and the Brain16m
Can Our Feelings Be Trusted?15m
Office Hours 222m
1 reading
Resources for Week 210m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Does Your Self Exist?

4 videos (Total 91 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
What Did The Buddha Mean?20m
Modern Psychology and the Self22m
Office Hours 330m
2 readings
Resources for Week 310m
Guidelines for Grading Assignments10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

A New Model of the Mind

4 videos (Total 94 min), 1 reading
4 videos
What Mental Modules Aren’t8m
What Mental Modules Are30m
Office Hours 433m
1 reading
Resources for Week 410m
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Top reviews from Buddhism and Modern Psychology

By VCNov 16th 2015

I have been practicing meditation for two years already.In so far I have attended all Deepak Chopra meditation experiences which I found very helpful but not as helpful this course provided me so far.

By CVMar 3rd 2016

Engaging content and excellent pace. While the level is introductory (I'd have liked a bit more depth), I would expect this from a lower-division/breadth course—and even more so from a MOOC like this.

Instructor

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Robert Wright

Visiting Lecturer
Religion Department and the Center for Human Values

About Princeton University

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. It is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution....

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  • No. As per Princeton University policy, no certificates, credentials, or reports are awarded in connection with this course.

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