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Title Psychology, development and social policy in India / R.C. Tripathi, Yoganand Sinha, editors.

Publication Info. New Delhi ; Berlin : Springer, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 320 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Psychological Coordinates of Social Policy in India / R. C. Tripathi, Yoganand Sinha -- Social Research and Public Policy: Some Cautionary Notes / Rajnarain -- Psychology and National Development / Fathali M. Moghaddam, Cynthia Bianchi, Katherine Daniels, Michael J. Apter, Rom Harre -- Human Development: Concept and Strategy / Jai B. P. Sinha -- Education: Path to Development and Happiness in Rural India? / R. C. Tripathi -- Language Policy and Education: Towards Multilingual Education / Minati Panda, Ajit Mohanty -- Learning Disability: Issues and Concerns with Implications for Social Policy / Bhoomika R. Kar -- Social Policy and Mental Health: The Case of India / Komilla Thapa -- Psychology and Physical Disability Policies / Namita Pande, Shruti Tewari -- Salience of Indigenous Healing Practices for Health Care Programmes in India / Ajit K. Dalal -- Psychological Impact of Poverty and Sociocultural Disadvantage: Some Problems of Policy and Intervention Research / Durganand Sinha -- Research on Distributive Justice: Implications for Social Policy / Lilavati Krishnan -- The Hindu-Muslim Divide: Building Sustainable Bridges / R. C. Tripathi, E. S. K. Ghosh, R. Kumar -- Gender-Role Socialization, Stereotypes, Government Policies and Development / Daya Pant -- The Environment-Behaviour Link: Challenges for Policy Makers / Roomana N. Siddiqui.
Summary This book examines how and where psychology can engage itself in the framing of social policies for national as well as human development in India. Although the role that psychological knowledge can play in informing social policy decisions has been discussed for a long time, psychologists by and large have had little role in framing policy decisions related to such important domains as education, health, social justice and social inclusion. Policy makers, not only in India, but more or less everywhere have focused on interventions at the macro level, which has led them to ignore the root causes of the problems lying at the micro level. However, with the more humanistic approaches now being followed by economists and other social scientists, the person in society is slowly taking centrestage. Micro-level variables like happiness, the wellbeing of individuals and the social relationships within which people define themselves are becoming important. Therefore, this book discusses important psychological issues related to human development; particularly, health and education, social justice, social integration, environment and work organizations, besides focusing on some general issues relating to the logic of making social policies. It is a first-ever attempt in India to inform policy makers about how micro-variables can be a crucial factor to consider while framing social policies.
Note Print version record.
Subject India -- Social policy.
Psychology -- India.
India -- Social conditions.
Psychology -- India.
Public Policy -- India.
Social Conditions -- India.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Services.
Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01081447
Social conditions (OCoLC)fst01919811
Social policy. (OCoLC)fst01122738
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Tripathi, Rama Charan, editor.
Sinha, Yoganand, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Psychology, development and social policy in India 9788132210023 (OCoLC)829680353
ISBN 9788132210030 (electronic bk.)
8132210034 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-81-322-1003-0 doi
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