Alfred Kaszniak, PhD received his doctorate in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Illinois in 1976, and completed an internship and postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. He is currently Director of the Neuropsychology, Emotion, and Meditation Laboratory, Faculty and Advisory Board member of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, Faculty Advisory Board Member of the Center for Compassion Studies, and a professor in the departments of Psychology, Neurology, and Psychiatry at The University of Arizona (UA). He is the co-author or editor of seven books, and over 160 journal articles and chapters, on topics including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, healthy aging, consciousness, memory self-monitoring, emotion, the psychophysiology of long-term and short-term meditation, and contemplative pedagogy. He has also received dharma transmission in Zen Buddhism, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Upaya Zen Center.
This profile was last updated on February 17, 2020
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2016 Summer Research Institute
2015 Summer Research Institute Session