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An Introduction to Psychology

  • Shilpa Pandit - Faculty of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University

November 2021 | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
A comprehensive, inter-disciplinary foundational book on psychology with socio-cultural contexts and practical applications

This textbook is specifically designed to provide foundational knowledge to students of psychology. It explains the basic principles of psychology in a clear and accessible manner. It uses examples drawn from real life to provide a context for the theories of psychology. The book is unique in the way it introduces the study of psychology in the context of Indian issues and culture. It integrates indigenous perspectives on topics such as yoga, cognition and health with conventional theories of psychology without compromising on scientific rigour. 

Each chapter is designed to engage the learners by presenting practical applications of theories as well as relevant stories from Indian and international media. These features along with recent research studies and possible future research questions in the field make Introduction to Psychology an indispensable manual for Indian students of psychology.

Key Features:

• Examples from the Indian context to make the content more relatable to students 

• Inter-disciplinary approach which relates psychology to allied subjects like sociology and cognitive sciences

• Updated with information about current trends in research in the subject

• Follows the curriculum of major Indian universities

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Book
 
Introducing Psychology in the Indian context
 
Who Am I? Biology and Culture
 
Consciousness: The Base, Interweave and Surround of Being and Becoming
 
Connecting with the World: Sensation and Perception
 
Knowing the World: Attention, Memory and Learning
 
Self, Cognition and Metacognition
 
Creativity, Decision-making, Language and Communication
 
Motivation and Emotion
 
Individual Differences: Personality and Intelligence
 
Developing through the Lifespan: Birth, Childhoods Adolescence
 
Developing through the Lifespan: Youth, Adulthood, Ageing and Death
 
Being in the World: Self and Relationships
 
Being in the World: Groups and Group Processes
 
Stress, Mental Disorders, Coping and Social Support
 
Sattvavajaya: Therapies for Mental Health Disorders
 
Svastha: Abiding in Svastha, Being yourself—Yoga, Health and Well-being
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789354791116
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