Contemporary Fields of Psychology and Experiments

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Overview

  • Author :M. Rajamanickam
  • Year of Publication :1999
  • ISBN: :9788170227960
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 483
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Psychology

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About the Book :

This book includes four fields namely Community Psychology, Humanistic Psychology, Environmental Psychology and Population Psychology. All these fields had their origins almost at the same time around 1960s as the offshoot of the criticisms leveled against the dominant schools of Psychology, the Behaviourism and the Psychoanalysis in the United State. Based upon the criticisms, a group of revolutionary thinkers and collected evidences to dislodge the importance of the existing dominant schools and planned to formulate some new systems of thinking. This venture was stated as the Third revolution in the Mental Health Tradition by the Community psychologists and the third force by the Humanistic Psychologists. All these four fields of psychology are presented in this book with nine experiments. The author has written this book with his vast experience and knowledge gained through many years of rigorous research work and he has invigorated it with all salient features of the four fields, though in concise form. This book is supposed to be the first of its kind in the psychological world. Enormous amount of new interesting information in an exciting manner are presented in this book. This book would certainly serve as a textbook and also as a reference work to the academic world of the Indian Universities.


About Author :

M. Rajamanickam has made many contributions to the field of Psychology both in English and Tamil. Some of them were used as Text-Books. He was the first to obtain the Doctorate Degree of the Annamalai University in Psychology. He taught psychometry to the Post-Graduate students for more than two decades and the experience he had gained inspired him to write this book. Generally, to the students of Psychology, Psychometry is a nightmare. But this author has simplified all the intricacies of the field and made the students to like the subject. He has published quite a number of papers in foreign and in Indian journals. With his knowledge in Psychometry, he has designed and developed about thirteen test materials. His important publications are, Contemporary Fields of Psychology and Experiments; Statistical Methods in Psychological and Educational Research; Modern Psycho-Physical and Scaling Methods and Experimentation; Modern General Psychology; and Advanced Experiments in Psychology, in two volumes. There are also a number of books in Tamil on Psychological themes. He is very much interested in guiding research, and produced twelve Ph.D., and about 40 M.Phil. Degrees. He started the Community Guidance Service Centre in 1980 in the Department to extend the Psychological Services to the rural people also founded the Journal of Community Guidance and Research in 1984, of which he is the Editor and it is run for the past 20 years without any break or delay.