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New Directions in Indian Psychology
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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


May 2002 | 446 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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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