Meditationology: Scientific Research of Meditation
Master of Arts (MA)
Committee or Advisor Chair
Walter Tubbs, Jr.
Deane Shapiro, Jr.
meditation, scientific research, transpersonal psychology, socialization, motivation, meditation research
Applied Behavior Analysis | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Psychology | Sociology | Transpersonal Psychology
Meditation research is riddled with problems (Bezanson, Note 1) and has been justly criticised (Smith, 1975; Woolfolk, 1975; Shapiro & Giber, 1978). Meditation researchers have called for specific improvements in and a general sophistication of the research (Shapiro, 1979b; Carrington, 1978; Walsh et.al., 1978). These investigators have offered valuable suggestions but no publication comprehensively and systematically offers positive direction to the field.
Bezanson, David, "Meditationology: Scientific Research of Meditation" (1979). Johnston Master Theses (20th Century). 27.