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New Directions in Health Psychology free pdf "New Directions in Health Psychology" critically explores the psychological dimensions of health and well being in Indian cultural context. Beginning with an analysis of the notion of health and well being, the book goes on to explore the strategies and identify the possible interventions that can be made to promote and facilitate health and well being in India. The discussion incorporates diverse domains ranging from physical to spiritual in which health is conceptualized. It also attends to the health needs of disadvantaged sections in the society, women in particular, and emphasizes on indigenous knowledge in the area of health. Bringing together articles which are not easily available and providing an entirely new perspective, this book will attract a wide readership in the areas of social psychology, applied psychology, sociology, human development, anthropology, health psychology, clinical psychology and community development.

About Ajit K. Dalal

Ajit K. Dalal is Professor of Psychology at the University of Allahabad, India. He had obtained his Master's degrees in Mathematics (1971) and Psychology (1974). He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree (1978) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Professor Dalal had received the Fulbright Senior Fellow in 1982 and worked at the University of California, Los Angeles, and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was also a recipient of the UGC Career Award (1990-1993), Rockefeller Foundation Award (1992) and ICSSR Senior Research Fellowship (1998 and 2012). He was an adjunct Professor at Queen's University, Canada (1992-1998) and was visiting faculty at several institutions, including National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and Calcutta University, Kolkata. He was the editor of an international journal Psychology and Developing Societies (2001-2011), and is on the editorial board of several journals. Professor Dalal has published his work in the areas such as causal attribution, health beliefs and healing traditions of India and Indian psychology. He has published about 90 research articles and book chapters. He published several books, prominent among them are: Attribution Theory and Research (1988), New Directions in Indian Psychology (vol. 1) (with G. Misra, 2002), Social Dimensions of Health (with S. Ray, 2005), Handbook of Indian Psychology (with K.R. Rao and A.C. Paranjpe, 2008), New Directions in Health Psychology (with R. Misra, 2011), and Qualitative Research on Well-Being and Self-Growth: Contemporary Indian Perspectives (with R. Priya, 2013). Girishwar Misra is Professor of Psychology and currently Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha. Some of his recent publications are: Psychological Perspectives on Stress and Health (2000), Rethinking Intelligence (with A.K. Srivastava, 2007), Psychology and Societal Development, Foundations of Indian Psychology (with Matthijs R. Cornellison and S. Varma, 2011), Psychology in India: Advances in Research, Handbook of Psychology in India (2011), New Directions in Health Psychology (Ajit Dalal, 2012) and Psychology and Psychoanalysis (2013). He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Psychological Studies. He is currently coordinating the Sixth ICSSR Survey of Psychological Research in India as its Chief Editor.

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Author : Ajit K. Dalal
Publisher : SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Data Published : 12 September 2011
ISBN : 8132107551
EAN : 9788132107552
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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