Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 3, 2015

A Pilot Study of Self-Actualization Activity Measurement
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (Maslow, 1943) is one of the preeminent motivational need theories. Originally, Maslow classified human needs into five categories: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. Later modifications...
Demographic Correlates of Poly-Victimization in Street Children of Lahore City
The expression "street children" was acquainted in 1980s with allude to the children who live or invest noteworthy measure of time in the city of urban territories to battle for themselves or their families through different occupations. This likewise...
Development and Validation of a Tool to Assess the Sources and Severity of Stress in Medical Undergraduates
Stress is prevalent among medical professionals, and that is also true for the medical students who have very busy and demanding schedules (Shah and Trivedi, 2009). Medicine is an emotionally demanding discipline and therefore pursuing medical education...
Editorial
It is my honor and privilege to edit the Special Volume of the Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (JIAAP) in memory of Professor Sultan Akhtar (born 3rd April, 1933 in Bihar and died 19th April, 2010 in Aligarh), a very senior member,...
Evaluation and Comparison of the Effects of Time Perspective Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Narrative Therapy on Severity of Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relatively common disorder and due to its debilitating nature, it causes serious problems for the patient, and his/her family. Some of its repercussions are loss of self-confidence, disappointment, reduction in...
Evaluation of Inter-Rater Agreement and Inter-Rater Reliability for Observational Data: An Overview of Concepts and Methods
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Although practitioners, researchers and policymakers often used the two terms IRA and IRR interchangeably, but there is a technical distinction between the terms agreement and reliability (LeBreton & Senter,...
Gaze Pattern on Spontaneous Human Face Perception: An Eye Tracker Study
Most of the surrounding information is taken from the eyesand with a lesser extent from other sensory inputs. Thus, the external world is explored predominantly through visual perception. During visual perception, the pre-attentive and attentive stages...
Impairments in Event Based Prospective Memory as a Function of Developmental Progression
Prospective Memory or PM is a specific kind of memory, which may by defined as remembering to remember (Winogard, 1988) or remembering to perform an intended action. It involves forming an intention and then realizing it at some appropriate time or in...
Moral Decision Making of Business Managers in India
The issue of morality in business organizations has received a great deal of attention in recent years. It does not mean that we were not aware and concerned about the importance of morality in past, but at that point of time there was slight need to...
Negative Affectivity, Coping Strategies and Burnout among School Teachers
Negative affectivity apparently is a predictor of negative mood and emotional state of our lives (Lahey, 2009), and individuals exhibiting negative affect suffer from increased level of emotional distress and possess poor abilities to cope with life...
Obesity and Exercise in Relation to Gender Role Identity and Exercise Avoidance Motivation in Adults
The issue of weight-control has become especially urgent in recent years because of galloping levels of obesity in the population. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 300 million people worldwide are obese and a further 750 million are...
Perceived Stress in Clinical Areas and Emotional Intelligence among Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Nursing is a complex profession requiring professional nurses to interact with a variety of individuals including colleagues, clients and families in high stress environment. Nursing programs strive to prepare students with knowledge and technological...
Personality Disorders and Psychiatric Comorbidity among Persons with Gender Identity Disorder
The term gender identity, meaning a person's relative sense of his/her own masculine or feminine identity was first used by John Money in 1965 to refer to the subjective experience of gender (Mijolla, 2005). Later on Robert Stoller introduced it into...
Prof. S. Sultan Akhtar : Tributes and Remembrances
Dr. Shah Alam (2014), Prof. S. Sultan Akhtar : Tributes and Remembrances, Indian Academy of Applied Psychology( IAAP), Pages: 80The volume consisting of 80 pages, was released at GLS Ahemdabad during IAAP annual conference in 2014. The volume is a revered...
Projective Techniques Usage Worldwide: A Review of Applied Settings 1995-2015
Copious survey data, from the 1940s through the 1980s, attest to the clinical popularity of projective techniques in mental health settings worldwide, particularly in the USA (chronologically: Louttit & Browne, 1947; Frank, 1948; Burton, 1949; Sundberg,...
Relationship between Perceived Discrimination and Depression: Moderating Role of Belief in Just World among Transgender in Punjab
Discrimination refers to different components of group opposition when studying inter-group relations (McKenzie, 2003), that is, studying attitudes and behaviors exhibited by members of one group towards members of another group (Taylor, Peplau, &...
Relationship between Supportive Leadership, Mental Health Status and Job Satisfaction of Civil Police Constables
Leadership style is a very important factor, which influences the work environment of police organizations. Most police departments have adopted the quasi-military organization model characterized by a rigid rank hierarchy of authority, impersonality,...
Role of Trustworthy Behaviour in Turnover Intention among Front Level Managerial Personnel
In competitive era employee's turnover is important concerns of human resources management of the organizations and it is one of the most serious issues facing the organizations worldwide. With the increasing competition and organizational demands emanating...
Self-Perceived Character Strengths in Urban Indian Youth: Observations and Reflections
The emergent field of positive psychology emphasizes the role of identification and applications of positive traits that are seen as linked to positive adaptational outcomes. The study of positive traits received an impetus after Peterson and Seligman...
Some Correlates of Pro-Environmental Behavior
The world has reached a state where severe environmental problems have threatened the existence of life on this planet. Stakeholders, including the civil society, have felt the need for sustainable development. To attain sustainability a sharp debate...
Sport Psychology: The Ultimate Spring Board of Excellence
Since the first Olympic Games performed in Greece in 776 B.C, sport has become an essential aspect of nearly every society (Brasch, 1970). On the other hand, psychology, since its official beginning in 1879 with Wundt's laboratory in Leipzig, has occupied...
The Effect of Viewing Nature and Urban Pictures on Affect and Cognition
The natural scenic beauty in several parts of India provides opportunities for distancing oneself from the routine, opportunities for transcendence and feeling one with the universe; opportunities for addressing our aesthetic, cognitive, emotional and...
The Relationship between Epistemic Curiosity and Social Desirability among Indian Students
In order to function in the society, individuals constantly seek information about others in the social and relational context. Individuals are also interested in pursuing non-social knowledge, such as learning new skills. To study the relevance of curiosity...
The Role of Life Style in Development of Coronary Heart Disease
Cardiovascular disease is reported to be the leading cause of death in world. In 1998, 12.4 million people died of heart attack and stroke. Of these 78% were in low and middle income countries. The high income countries had lower death rates because...
Underload in Organizational Roles: Development and Validation of Framework for Measurement
Organizations are networks of interconnected roles (Pareek, 1993). Study of human behavior in organizations is incomplete unless it is done at the level of organizational roles. Organizational role is defined by the expectations held not only by the...
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