Foundations of Indian Psychology
(in two volumes)
edited by: Matthijs Cornelissen, Girishwar Misra, & Suneet Varma
published by: Longman, Pearson Education, New Delhi

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Volume 1: Concepts and Theories
Karan SinghPreface
EditorsIntroduction
Aster PatelThe psychological perspectives of our times... Three shifts of a rhythm
 
Section 1: The social and philosophical context
1 K. Ramakrishna Rao Indian psychology: Implications and applications
2 Ajit K. Dalal A journey back to the roots: Psychology in India
3 R. L. Kashyap Psychological ideas in the Vedas and their relevance to contemporary psychology
4 Vladimir Iatsenko On the Vedic symbolism in the light of Sri Aurobindo
5 Kundan Singh Beyond mind: The future of psychology as a science
6 John Pickering Indian psychological thought in the age of globalization
 
Section 2: Self and personality
7 Kiran Kumar K. Salagame Ego and ahaṁkāra: Self and identity in modern psychology and Indian thought
8 Priya Ananda & Ajith Prasad Models of personality in Buddhist psychology
9 Suneet Varma Integral Psychology: A new science of self, personality and psychology
10 Brant Cortright An integral approach to our psychic centre
11 Bahman A. K. Shirazi The Sufi path of self-transformation
12 Shivantika Sharad Being an authentic self: Some insights from the lives of Sri Aurobindo and Mahatma Gandhi
 
Section 3: Pathways to knowledge
13 Peter Sedlmeier Indian psychology and the scientific method
14 William Braud Integrating yoga epistemology and ontology into an expanded integral approach to research
15 Girishwar Misra Knowing in the Indian tradition
16 R. M. Matthijs Cornelissen What is knowledge? A reflection based on the work of Sri Aurobindo
17 S. R. Bhatt The noetic process (citta vṛthi): A Therāvāda Buddhist view
 
Section 4: Affect, motivation and creativity
18 Girishwar Misra Psychology of emotions: Some cultural perspectives
19 Sunil D. Gaur Why am I here? Implications of self and identity for conceptualizing motivation
20 Anand C. Paranjpe The principles and practice of karma yoga in the writings and life of B. G. Tilak
21 Kavita A. Sharma From dejection to action: A narrative analysis of the transformation of Arjuna and Yudhiṣṭhira
22 Minati Panda Cultural construction of creativity: Dualism and beyond
Glossary of words of Sanskrit or Pali origin
The contributors
Index

 

Volume 2: Practical Applications
Karan SinghPreface
EditorsIntroduction
Aster PatelThe psychological perspectives of our times... Three shifts of a rhythm
 
Section 1: Health and healing 
1Kapil KapoorPhilosophy of healing in Indian medicine
2R. L. BijlaniIntegral psychology: More than a tool for health and happiness
3Ajit K. DalalFolk wisdom and traditional healing practices: Some lessons for modern psychotherapies
4Alok PandeyPsychotherapy and Indian thought
5Michael MiovicPsychotherapy and Integral Yoga Psychology
6K. M. TripathiConcept and scope of pratyāhāra in management of mental health
 
Section 2: Education
7Neeltje HuppesIntegral education: An application of Indian psychology
8P. Ram ManoharThe blending of healing and pedagogy in Āyurveda
9Bharati BavejaSituating teacher education in the Indian context: A paradigm shift
10Vinita Kaushik KapurKrishnamurti and value education
11Anjum SibiaEducation for life: The Mirambika experience
 
Section 3: Social issues
12Anand PrakashExploring the images used for the individual-organization interface: Experiences and reflections
13Kumar Ravi PriyaBroadening of consciousness: A healing process among the survivors of the Kachchh earthquake
14R. S. PirtaResolution of social conflicts: An Indian model
15Anjali SinghLālan-pālan: A psycho-spiritual experience for the Indian mother
16P. Kapur & G. MisraBeing human the Sikh way: Some psychological reflections
17Kittu ReddyOrganizational transformation through consciousness-centred training: A case study from the Indian Army
Glossary of words of Sanskrit or Pali origin
The contributors
Index

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