Handbook of Psychology in India

Hardcover | March 25, 2011

EditorGirishwar Misra

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This volume showcases key contemporary developments in Indian psychology. Psychology in India, being largely an Euro-American transplant, tends to be imitative. Written by eminent psychologists, teachers, young scholars, and practitioners from the field, the contributors voice the legitimateconcerns of a culturally responsive psychology. The book also clearly emphasizes that contemporary research has moved beyond traditional thinking in terms of methodology, theory, and application. The chapters include discussions on conceptual foundation, methodological perspectives, perspectives on self and identity, human development and socialprocesses, health and wellbeing, and emerging concerns in the field of psychology.

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This volume showcases key contemporary developments in Indian psychology. Psychology in India, being largely an Euro-American transplant, tends to be imitative. Written by eminent psychologists, teachers, young scholars, and practitioners from the field, the contributors voice the legitimateconcerns of a culturally responsive psycholog...

Girishwar Misra is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pagesPublished:March 25, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Girishwar Misra: IntroductionSection I: Conceptual Foundations1. K. Ramakrishna Rao: Trisula: Trident Model of Person in Indian Psychology2. Sangeetha Menon: Brain, Self and Consciousness: Emerging Perspectives in Mental Health3. Narayanan Srinivasan: Cognitive Science: Emerging Perspectives and Approaches4. Sudhir Kakar: Culture in Psychoanalytic ThoughtSection II: Methodological Perspectives5. Ramadhar Singh: How Cognitive Algebra Can Diagnose Causal Beliefs in Predictions6. Kumar Ravi Priya and Girishwar Misra: Ethnographic Inquiry in Psychology7. Rekha Singhal and Girishwar Misra: Contemporary Action Research Methods in PsychologySection III: Perspectives on Self and Identity8. Anand C. Paranjpe: The Psychology of Self and Identity: Perspectives from the Indian and Western Traditions9. Matthijs Cornelissen: Beyond the Mask: An Exploration of Human Identity based on the Work of Sri Aurobindo10. Preeti Kapur and Girishwar Misra: Social Identity in India: Continuities and FracturesSection IV: Human Development and Social Processes11. Nandita Chaudhary: Rethinking Human Development Research and Theory in Contemporary Indian Society12. Neerja Chadha: Socio-emotional Development in the Cultural Context13. Divya Sharma: Values, Families, and Human Development: An Indian Context14. Lilavati Krishnan: Culture and Distributive Justice: General Comments and Some Insights from the Indian Context15. Purnima Singh: Social Groups: Processes, Interactions and Relations within and between GroupsSection V: Health and Well Being16. Jyoti Verma: Representations of Food, Body and Health17. Manju Mehta and Deepika Gupta: Therapeutic Practices in Mental Health: Changing Perspectives18. Ajit K. Dalal and Girishwar Misra: Advances in Psychology of Health and Well-Being19. Anjum Sibia and Girishwar Misra: Understanding Emotions20. Ashok K. Drivastava and Girishwar Misra: Happiness and Well-Being: The Indian PerspectiveSection VI: Emerging Concerns21. Raghubir Singh Pirta: Indigenous Approach to Environmental Psychology22. Anand Prakash: Organizational Behaviour in India: An Indigenous Perspective23. Kavita Kishore and Girishwar Misra: Women's Identity in Psychological Theory and the Indian Cultural Context24. Ashis Nandy: Towards an Alternative Politics of PsychologyContributors