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Psychology for India

Psychology for India

First Edition
  • Durganand Sinha - University of Allahabad, Allahabad
  • Girishwar Misra - University of Delhi, India
  • Ajit K. Dalal - Fulbright Scholar (1982), Retired Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad.

October 2015 | 260 pages | SAGE India

Durganand Sinha was a visionary who gave psychology in India new directions and identity through his seminal writings and efforts.

This is the first book featuring Durganand Sinha’s seminal contributions to psychology. It includes his key articles in the areas of indigenous psychology; self, family and social values; and human and socio-economic development. His life-long endeavour was to develop a psychology for India, and his publications opened up new areas of research. His book Psychology in a Third World Country: The Indian Experience (1986), a SAGE publication, played an important role in shaping contemporary psychological research in India. This volume will inspire researchers in various disciplines of social sciences to pursue research for psycho-socio-economic development of India.

Introduction: Life and Works of Durganand Sinha
Research in Psychology in the Developing World: An Overview
Integration of Modern Psychology with Indian Thought
Indigenization of Psychology in India
Culture and Psychology: Perspective of Cross-cultural Psychology
The Family Scenario in a Developing Country and Its Implications for Mental Health: The Case of India
Socialization, Family and Psychological Differentiation (with Shalini Bisht)
The Young and the Old: Ambiguity of the Role Models and Values among Indian Youth
Basic Indian Values and Behaviour Dispositions in the Context of National Development: An Appraisal
Towards an Ecological Framework of Deprivation
Intervention for Development out of Poverty
Motivational Syndrome of Farmers, Education and Rural Development
Applied Social Psychology in India
Complete Works of Durganand Sinha

Durganand Sinha

Durganand Sinha (Born: 23 September 1922; Died: 23 March 1998) did his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy (with specialization in Psychology) from Patna University. Subsequently, he went to Cambridge University where he was awarded the M.Sc. degree. On his return to India in 1949, Professor Sinha joined as the faculty of Psychology at Patna University. His research article ‘Behavior in a catastrophic situation: A psychological study of reports and rumors’ published in the British Journal of Psychology showed his scientific creativity and responsiveness to the problems of his immediate surroundings. He left Patna in 1958 and joined the newly... More About Author

Girishwar Misra

Girishwar Misra is Professor of Psychology and currently Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha. Some of his recent publications are: Psychological Perspectives on Stress and Health (2000), Rethinking Intelligence (with A.K. Srivastava, 2007), Psychology and Societal Development, Foundations of Indian Psychology (with Matthijs R. Cornellison and S. Varma, 2011), Psychology in India: Advances in Research, Handbook of Psychology in India (2011), New Directions in Health Psychology (Ajit Dalal, 2012) and Psychology and Psychoanalysis (2013). He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Psychological Studies.... More About Author

Ajit K. Dalal

Ajit K Dalal is currently Writer-in Residence at the Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha, Maharashtra. He has recently retired as a professor of psychology from the University of Allahabad. He was the Head of Psychology Department (2011–2012) and had held several other academic positions at the university. He was the editor of an international journal, Psychology and Developing Societies (2001–2011). He is also on editorial boards of several other journals.Professor Dalal received the Fulbright Senior Fellowship in 1982. He worked at the University of California, Los Angeles and at the University of Michigan, Ann... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789351503675