Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

Letter to the Editor

Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

Letter to the Editor

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November 7, 2016

Dear Editor

I want to commend JIAAP for publishing insightful articles in the area of applied psychology for the past few decades. The articles have covered topics in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology, environmental psychology, forensic psychology, legal psychology, health and medicine, ergonomics, industrial and organizational psychology, school psychology, social psychology, sport psychology, and traffic psychology. The applied research has enabled societal developments within the Indian subcontinent and the world at large.I am writing to you to bring your attention to a few fields of psychology that have had resurgence in the past few years and could prove to be very beneficial to the field of applied psychology.

Recently there has been a revival in the field of humanistic psychology (Starcher & Allen, 2016). Several organizations and institutions in the US have been drawn to the findings and research in this field, to bring about positive change within their workforce. Maslow's "hierarchy of needs" model is being used extensively in organizational and economic research. Human needs are being assessed based on this model and significant research has been carried out in analyzing and quantifying human needs and wants. Though the original model is theoretical, it can have tremendous implications in the area of applied psychology and economics.

Positive psychology conducts qualitative and quantitative research in the areas of happiness, subjective well-being, and suffering (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2014). The research findings are being applied to a broad range of areas and social groups.Positive psychology focusses on individual strengths rather than weaknesses and aims at promoting positive aspects of one's personality. Humanistic and positive psychology focus on positive personality traits, rather than pathologies and mental illness. …

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