Cambridge Core - Psychology: General Interest - Handbook of Indian Psychology - edited by K. Ramakrishna Rao. Publisher: Foundation Books; Online publication date: October ; Print publication year: PDF; Export citation. PDF | minutes read | This article makes an effort to Indian Psychology ( ), and B. Kuppuswami‟s book Elements of Ancient Indian. This book offers a way out of the morass in which psychology in India, cut off from volumes, a handbook, a textbook, and a sourcebook of Indian psychology.
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The meaning, nature, scope and methods of Educational Psychology are presented in Chapter 2.
A special feature of this chapter is that it contains information on the integral education, and Indian models of education. These two introductory chapters are followed by other chapters illustrating the biological and psychological elements of human growth and development, and individual differences.
This serves as a solid basis of the chapters to follow: Subsequently, the applied aspects of Educational Psychology are taken up: School Psychology has been given significance by devoting an entire chapter on it, and this chapter brilliantly combines western and Indian contexts. The book attains a special relevance for Postgraduate and research students by incorporating chapters on research proposal writing, publication guidelines, funding related information and statistics. The book would be useful for students of Psychology and Education at all levels, as well as for people from othe r disc ipli nes interested in Psychology and Educational Psychology.
One must also commend its lucid language and the student-friendly approach as the exercises and review questions have been carefully arranged at the end of every chapter.
I am highly appreciative of its palpable concern with the Indian heritage, representing a new trend in writing textbooks.
On the critical side, my slight discomfort also pertains to the presentation of this Indian context. Given that meticulous empirical research with the Indian models of mind and education in particular may be missing, the book had the scope for pointing out research suggestions incorporating the rich Indian heritage; but it has stopped at simply delineating the models without elaborating their significance in research or without suggesting how to integrate these perspectives with the Western ones.
But this is a minor limitation, and might have gone beyond the scope of the book. I heartily congratulate the author and the publisher for making this book available for the students.
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Maslow's theory of Meta-motivation is very similar to the concept of Nishkama karma outlined in the Gita. Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga is a very systematic presentation of Raja yoga. Sankara ' s writings 8th century A.
Modern interest in relaxation can be traced to studies on Savasana. Rising popularity of meditation practice links Psychology to Oriental religious practices and philosophy.
Indian literature on aspects of consciousness is vast, considering the classics and their commentaries. Mental states have been analyzed, classified and differentiated in detail. Similarly paranormal powers siddhis have been classified in detail.
The process of personal growth and obstacles to growth have been examined thoroughly.
There is a great deal of maturity resulting from long experience in these areas reflected in the writings. Indian theories of linguistics , social behavior, crime, etc. The increasing importance given to the holistic approach and need for synthesis makes it possible to integrate modern Western Psychology with ancient Indian thoughts as well as methods.
The psychosomatic relationship was well known and salient in ancient times. His recent books include Consciousness Studies: Anand C.
After completion of his doctorate at Pune University in India, he did post-doctoral research under the direction of Prof. Erik H. Erikson at Harvard University.
He started teaching at Simon Fraser University in and retired from there in Free Preview. Throws light on the enigma of the mind-consciousness interface and addresses meaningfully issues arising from science-spirituality divide Provides an alternative model to the cerebro-centric image of the person Stimulates fresh ideas developed from classical Indian thought see more benefits.