William James was the quitessential contemplative scientist. He engaged with humanistic philosophical thinkers around enduring questions related to value, aesthetics and morality. He was an acute observer of the "inner stuff" of conscious experience via introspection. He took a strong, observational interest in contemplative religious experience. His scientific greatness and importance comes from the ways in which he leveraged these subtle, ineffable questions and experiences to demarcate the new science of psychology.
Contemplative Studies is featured on the Brown student produced audio platform, Now Here This. This platform, updated weekly, and completely student run, provides listeners with indepth storytelling, investigative journalism, memoirs, interviews and more. To hear the Contemplative Studies story, click here.
On Jan. 8, Prof. Harold Roth, Director of Contemplative Studies, was interviewed on the Gary Null Show, WBAI New York. Prof. Roth discussed the emerging field of Contemplative Studies and the new concentration here at Brown. To listen to the interview, please click here.
Contemplative Studies at Brown was recently featured in an article by the Huffington Post. The article details the recent creation of the Contemplative Studies concentration at Brown and the larger impact of the program to the field and beyond. To view the full article, click here.
Contemplative Studies core faculty member, Eric Loucks, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, has recently published a study in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, evaluating associations between mindfulness and cardiovascular health. Prof.