Perspectives on Indigenous Psychology

Advances in Psychological Research in India Series
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  • Author :Girishwar Misra, Ajit K. Mohanty
  • Year of Publication :2002
  • ISBN: :9788170229070
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 523
  • Size: 25 cms
  • Categories: Psychology

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About the Book :

This volume provides important source material, fresh ideas and concepts that will go a long way in shaping the discipline of psychology in the post positivist ear. The volume is of interest to the students of psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, health sciences, and related fields.

About Author :

Girishwar Misra, Ph.D., is Professor and former Head, Department of Psychology, and Dean Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi. He has been Fulbright Fellow at Swarthmore College and the University of Michigan. During his academic career spanning over three decades, he has previously taught at the Universities of Bhopal, Allahabad and Gorakhpur. The Government of Madhya Pradesh conferred upon him the Radhakrishnan and Dr. Hari Singh Gaur Awards. Professor Misra has authored or edited Psychological Consequences of Prolonged Deprivation, Deprivation: Its Social Roots and Psychological Consequences, Applied Social Psychology in India, Perspectives on Indigenous Psychology, Psychological Perspectives on Stress and Health, Psychology of Poverty and Social Disadvantage, and Contributions to Psychology in India. He has been President and Convener of the National Academy of Psychology, India. He is currently editing its journal Psychological Studies. He can be contacted at

Ajit K. Mohanty is Professor and Co-ordinator at the Centre for Advanced Study in Psychology Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar. A Ph. D. from the University of Alberta, Canada, he has been studying the various aspects of bilingualism, language development and reading process. His teaching and research experience spans over nearly three decades. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, U.S.A., a Visiting Scholar in the University of Geneva and a Senior Fellow at Central Institute of Indian Languages. He has published papers in national and international journals and authored Bilingualism in Multilingual Society and edited Psychology of Poverty and Disadvantage. He has contributed a chapter to Vol. 2 of the second edition of the Handbook of Cross-Cultural Psychology on language acquisition and bilingualism. He has been President and Convenor of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), India and has delivered a keynote address in the international Congress of Applied Psychology at Madrid Spain.