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New Directions in Indian Psychology
Volume 1: Social Psychology

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

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Social Psychology

February 2002 | 446 pages | SAGE India
This is the first in a series of readers designed to address the trends and developments in psychology, especially in the post-independence era.

This volume provides a glimpse into how psychologists have tried to relate their research activities to significant social phenomena.

The 22 contributors represent a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches that provide the reader with a view of the vast spectrum of social psychological concerns.

Series Note

 
Preface to Volume 1

 
Ajit K Dalal and Girishwar Misra
Social Psychology in India
Evolution and Emerging Trends

 
 
PART ONE: SOCIAL COGNITION
 
Introduction
Rekha Agarwal and Girishwar Misra
A Factor Analytic Study of Achievement Goals and Means
An Indian View

 
Rajeev Sharma and R C Tripathi
Teachers' Expectations and Attributions
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Cycle

 
Ajit K Dalal and Atul K Singh
The Role of Causal and Recovery Beliefs in the Psychological Adjustment to a Chronic Disease
K D Broota and Harish C Ganguli
Cultural Differences in Perceptual Selectivity
 
PART TWO: SOCIAL INFLUENCE PROCESSES
 
Introduction
Sudhir Kakar
The Themes of Authority in Social Relations in India
Jai B P Sinha
The n-Ach/n-Cooperation under Limited/Unlimited Resource Condition
Lila Krishnan
Justice Research
The Indian Perspective

 
Janak Pandey and Kayyum A Bohra
Ingratiation as a Function of Organizational Characteristics and Supervisory Styles
 
PART THREE: SOCIALIZATION AND INTERGROUP BEHAVIOUR
 
Introduction
Adarsh Sharma and S Anandalakshmy
Prejudice in the Making
Understanding the Role of Socialization

 
Emmanuel S K Ghosh and Rashmi Kumar
Hindu-Muslim Intergroup Relations in India
Applying Sociopsychological Perspectives

 
Durganand Sinha and Rama Charan Tripathi
Individualism in a Collectivist Culture
A Case for Coexistence of Opposites

 
 
PART FOUR: POVERTY AND DEPRIVATION
 
Introduction
Udai Pareek
Poverty and Motivation
Figure and Ground

 
Girishwar Misra
Deprivation and Cognitive Competence
 
PART FIVE: THE CHALLENGE OF SOCIETAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Introduction
Rama Charan Tripathi
Aligning Development to Values in India
Durganand Sinha
Psychology in Rural Areas
The Case of a Developing Country

 
Prayag Mehta
Public Activism for Human Development
Changing Social Psychology of Labouring People

 
Usha Kumar
Indian Women and Work
A Paradigm for Research

 
 
PART SIX: EMERGING PERSPECTIVES
 
Introduction
Ashis Nandy
The Politics of Application and Social Relevance in Contemporary Psychology
Girishwar Misra and Kenneth J Gergen
On the Place of Culture in Psychological Science
Index

 

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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

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

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