Psychology and Societal Development: Paradigmatic and Social Concerns

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Overview

  • Author :Girishwar Misra
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788180692895
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: IX, 164
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Psychology, Sociology

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About the Book :

This volume tries to present the diverse concerns of psychology in the context of disciplinary and societal changes taking place in the contemporary period. Working on the premise that academic disciplines grow within the socio-cultural matrix, it maps the evolving landscape of psychology not only by examining the questions of science, culture, social policy but also by reflecting on the contributions of psychology towards a better understanding of some of the important issues facing the country like poverty, deprivation, quality of life, environment, family, values and prejudice. The book will be of interest not only to the students, researchers and professionals in the fields of psychology, education, sociology and human development but for the general readers interested in appreciating psychological perspectives on various social issues.


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 misragirishwar@gmail.com.