Introducing the Basics

Psychology in Other Cultures

How do the tenets of Eastern religions relate to modern Western psychology?

Eastern ideas about the self and self-transcendence have been embraced by many Western psychologists. These ideas are consistent with Western psychological theories about narcissism, which involves an excessive attachment to the ego. Contemplative practices have also been explicitly integrated into contemporary psychotherapies, such as Mindfulness Training and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.


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