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Psychology in the Indian Tradition

  • K. Ramakrishna Rao
  • Anand C. Paranjpe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Anand C. Paranjpe
    Pages 1-35
  3. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Anand C. Paranjpe
    Pages 37-69
  4. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Anand C. Paranjpe
    Pages 71-94
  5. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Anand C. Paranjpe
    Pages 95-128
  6. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Anand C. Paranjpe
    Pages 129-165
  7. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Anand C. Paranjpe
    Pages 167-204
  8. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Anand C. Paranjpe
    Pages 205-227
  9. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Anand C. Paranjpe
    Pages 229-260
  10. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Anand C. Paranjpe
    Pages 261-300
  11. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Anand C. Paranjpe
    Pages 301-340
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 341-387

About this book

Introduction

This authoritative volume, written by two well-known psychologist-philosophers, presents a model of the person and its implications for psychological theory and practice. Professors Ramakrishna Rao and Anand Paranjpe draw the contours of Indian psychology, describe the methods of study, explain crucial concepts, and discuss the central ideas and their application, illustrating them with insightful case studies and judicious reviews of available research data and existing scholarly literature.

The main theme is organized around the thesis that psychology is the study of the person and that the person is a unique composite of body, mind and consciousness. The goal of the person is self-realization. Self-realization consists in the realization of one’s true self as distinct from the manifest ego and it is facilitated by cultivating consciousness. Cultivating consciousness leads to a kind of psycho-spiritual symbiosis resulting in personal transformation, altruistic value orientation and flowering of the hidden human potential.

Keywords

Body, mind and consciousness in Indian thought Buddhist psychology Cognitive processes and emotions Gandhian ideas and Indian psychology Human development and moksa Indian psychology Laboratory-based research in Indian psychology Meditation as a deconditioning process Mind-body complex in Indian thought Operationalizing concepts and constructs in Indian psychology Psychological health and freedom from ego-functions States of consciousness in Indian thought States of the mind in Indian thought Subjectivity and Indian psychology Sufism and psychology Value-oriented aspects of Indian psychology Yoga and Advaita in Indian psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • K. Ramakrishna Rao
    • 1
  • Anand C. Paranjpe
    • 2
  1. 1.ChancellorGITAM UniversityVisakhapatnamIndia
  2. 2.PsychologySimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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