Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

Editorial

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At the outset, my heartiest welcome to Dr. Kamlesh Singh, IIT, Delhi, who has kindly agreed to serve as the Hony. Associate Editor of JIAAP. We expect that the quality of the Journal will enhance under her able engagement.

This issue of the Journal contains 17 papers. As in other issues, we have tried to accommodate articles in diverse domains with applied interest. We have two review papers. Richa Singh and colleagues have reviewed the status of research in covert orienting of attention, a significant issue in cognitive processing with important implication in performance in a wide variety of settings. Chris Piotrowski from United States has reviewed the current status of drawing technique as a projective measure from the extant literature. While this technique is used less frequently in neuropsychological and forensic assessment, review reveals that it is favoured by professionals in school psychology and clinical psychology. The author indicates that the ambiguous status of drawing technique requires more scholarly attention.

The fifteen empirical papers are grouped in several themes. In the Industrial and organizational psychology section, we have a paper from Vishnu Kumar where effect of three types of work shifts on alertness of locomotive drivers has been systematically investigated. The author has attempted to determine how intervention with an appropriate training module can be beneficial to maintenance of alertness after night duty. Uma Bhowan from Mauritius has studied work-family conflict and enrichment in the context of family and supervisory support. In the section of Health and Clinical Psychology, we have a number of papers from India and abroad on relationship dynamics of marital satisfaction, effect of Yogic practices on well being, and forgiveness in relation to mental health. The increasing significance of studying emotions in relation to health and well being has been reflected in empirical studies by Suvashisa Rana and colleagues among persons with type 2 diabetes, and Seema Mehrotra and colleagues with two wheeler riders. …

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