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Towards Inclusive Societies
Psychological and Sociological Perspectives

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ISBN 9781032216867
July 18, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge India
264 Pages

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Book Description

Towards Inclusive Societies: Psychological and Sociological Perspectives focuses on the importance of building inclusive societies and communities for global human welfare within psychological, social, political, and cultural realms. It discusses the engagement of psychology and other social science disciplines on the need for building both cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary dialogue. The volume presents the issues and consequences of globalization and diversity in the social and psychological domains and their role in shaping the physical and mental health of people. It systematically examines the various parameters of inclusivity such as equality, equity, social identity, social stigma, and coexistence of differences in socio-cultural behaviour. The volume focuses on the developments towards building inclusive societies in the South Asian countries including, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. It also highlights the challenges and possibilities in making social-psychological discourses more inclusive. This book will be of interest to students, teachers, and scholars of psychology, cultural psychology, gender psychology, social psychology, sociology, and political science and social work. It will also be useful for psychologists, sociologists, social scientists, social workers, political scientists, and Gandhian philosophers.

Table of Contents

Section I: Globalization and Diversity 1. Comparing Protestors: A Political Psychology of Contestation 2. Social and Psychological Consequences of Globalization and Diversity 3. Predicting Socio-political Empowerment 4. Implications of Globalization for Mental Health Section II: Developments in the Discipline 5. Reflections on A Century of Psychology in India 6. Perspectives on Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychology 7. Applied Psychology in Bangladesh: Progress and Prospect 8. Towards a Culturally Sensitive Psychology 9. Discovery of Indian Psychology and Methodology: A Personal Journey 10. History of Psychology and its application in Nepal Section III: Social Issues and Psychology 11. Social Construction of Gender: The Case of Indian Military 12. Risk Seeking or Risk Aversion? 13. Evolutionary Association between Self-awareness and Self-control 14. Dealing with Denial of Community History: The Case of Adivasis in India 15. Single Parent Families: Some Psychological Perspectives Section IV: Towards Inclusive Society 16. Making Social Psychological Discourse More Inclusive: Challenges and Possibilities 17. Leadership that promotes social inclusivity: Research evidence for Adlerian theory and practice 18. Towards Building Inclusive Societies: Some Conceptual Clarifications and Practical Suggestions with Special Reference to India 19. Inclusive Societies: Can Political Psychology Help Move Us Forward? 20. Pursuing inclusiveness through shared spaces: Some glimpses from social interactions in Delhi 21. The Science and Ethics of Intervention Programs in Family and Child Welfare: Towards Building an Inclusive Psychology for Social Justice 22. Exclusion of Acid Attack Victims and Inclusion as a Countermeasure 23. Human Nature and Inclusivity: A Gandhian Perspective 24. Identity Crisis among Young Adults in the Era of globalization

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Dharmendra Nath Tiwari, Ph.D., has an academic career in psychology spanning over a decade. After a brief stint at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, he moved to the University of Delhi, where taught at some colleges before joining the Department of Applied Psychology, Ramanujan College. Additionally, he serves as the Director of the Center for Psycho-Social Resource Development and Training (CPRDT) at the same college. He has authored and published research papers, book chapters and reviews for national and international journals. His research interest includes social well-being, social interest, and prosocial behaviour. His academic contributions have been included in the Journal of Human Values, Contributions to Indian Social Science, Indian Educational Review, and Trends in Psychology.