Professor Emeritus, Psychology
My primary interest is consciousness, particularly the 'embodied mind' approach in Western psychology, as well as insights from practices such as sitting meditation, tai chi/yoga, acupressure, and Buddhist psychology. I teach several courses in which we explore these topics, including: Eastern and Western Approaches to Mind/Body and Introduction to Consciousness. I also teach informal courses with retirees called "Healing Meditations." I am also a nationally certified practitioner of acupressure (Japanese shiatsu) and the Usui System of Reiki. I no longer train graduate students.
Carpenter, P. A., Davia, C. J., & Vimal, R. L. P. (2009). Catalysis, Perception and Consciousness. New Mathematics and Natural Computation. 5(1): 287-306.