Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 1, January

Agro-Psychological Counselling: Concept and Process
India is an agriculture-based country. About 70% of the total population lives in villages and their main occupation is agriculture. Agriculture is the means of livelihood of almost two-thirds of people. It has always been the most important economic...
Applied Social Psychology
Frank W. Schneider, Jamie A. Gruman, & Larry M. Coutts. (2012). Applied Social Psychology, Sage Publication India Pvt. Ltd., B1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110 044, India. Pages: xiv+486, Price: Rs. 550/-.This...
Basic Counseling Skills
Richard Nelson-Jones. (2012). Basic Counseling Skills, Sage Publication India Pvt. Ltd., B1/I-1 Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110 044, India. Pages: xii+188, price: Rs 375/-.This is a ready reckoner for the practitioners...
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Usha S. Nayar (2012). Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Sage Publication India Pvt. Ltd., B1/I-1 Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110 044, India. Pages: xxvi+364, price: Rs. 1150/-.This is a timely addition to the existing...
Cognitive Impairment and Duration of Untreated First Episode Psychoses in Pakistan
The relationship between duration of untreated psychoses and the outcome provides the ground for the current emphasis on early intervention in psychoses.Cognitive deterioration had been shown in studies with patients with a first psychotic episode (Addington...
Educational Psychology: Teaching and Learning Perspectives
Ramalingam, Panch. (2013). Educational Psychology: Teaching and Learning Perspectives' McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt. Ltd, P.24, Green Park Extension, New Delhi - 110 016, pp. xxviii + 492, Price: Rs.395/-.This is a welcome addition to the recent...
Endogenous Orienting and Time Course Facilitation in Vigilance Task
Our environment contains many stimuli, but it is difficult to attend all of them at once. We focus only on the stimulus which is meaningful to us. The ability to focus is a central feature of human cognition (MacLean, Aichele, Bridewell., Mangun, Wojciulik...
Happiness, Quality of Sleep and Academic Achievement among University Undergraduates
Happiness is often defined as a psychological state, following a sense of gratification regarding important human desires or needs (Diener, 1984). It also reflects how much one likes his life or the extent to which an individual would prefer to be involved...
Health Psychology
David F. Marks, Michael Murray, Brian Evans & Emee Vida Estacio. (2011). Health Psychology, Sage Publication India Pvt. Ltd., B1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110 044, India. Pages: xvi+598, Price: Rs.595/Thisbook...
Inclusive Education
Ashima Das, Shankar Das, & Ruth Kattumuri. (2013). Inclusive Education, Concept Publishing Company, A/15-16, Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110 059. Pages: x+230, price: Rs.700/-1In a nutshell, this book carries an important message...
Learning Disability: Theory to Practice
S.P.K. Jena. (2013), Learning Disability: Theory to Practice, Sage Publication India Pvt. Ltd., B1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110 044, India. Pages: xxiv+270.The author states, "Learning Disability (LD) is one of...
Locating Countertransference in the Psychotherapy Process: A Review
Countertransference has been a matter of debate in psychotherapy, ever since Freud first coined the term. During his lifetime, several of Freud's core concepts have undergone changes. For example, in his initial works, he identified transference as a...
Loss of Home at Early Age: Retrieval of Memories among the Displacees of Bhakra Dam after Fifty Years
A decade ago, the World Health Organization recognized that internally displaced persons, along with the refugees, were the most vulnerable groups in the world (Brundtland, 2000; Tribe, 2002; WHO, 2001). Yet, every year, a sizeable cohort undergoes similar...
Moral Universals, Ancient Culture and Indian Youth: Part II - Facing the Challenge of Westernization
Everywhere, human beings want to understand causal explanations of suffering (Shweder, 2000; Shweder, Much, Mahapatra & Park, 2003). They include inter-personal, biomedical and moral modes of causal explanations of suffering. The most interesting...
Parental Rejection, Personality Maladjustment and Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescents with Somatoform Disorders
Adolescence period is characterized by psychosocial and physical changes that contribute to biological, psychological and social growth as well as development of one's personality (Calkins, 2010). These changes play a vital role in developing behavioral,...
Perception of Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Achievement of Primary School Students
Rituparna Basak and Anjali GhoshIndian Statistical Institute, KolkataIt has long been recognized that students' beliefs about their academic capabilities play important role in their achievement. In the late 1970s, many researchers began to assess self-beliefs...
Personal Growth Initiative Scale: How Does It Perform in Indian Youth Samples?
Living an optimal life demands working on one's personal growth actively and intentionally, i.e. the ability to adapt oneself as per the needs of the constantly changing life, while continuing to grow as a person. It is a necessary ingredient in mastering...
Personality and Decision Making Styles of University Students
While solving or overcoming any problem, choosing one alternative over all the others is often crucial for any individual or a group to be successful. This act of choosing one alternative can be defined as decision making. Effective decision making skills...
Positive Psychological Capital as Predictor of Internalizing Psychological Problems among Flood Victims
Positive psychological capital refers to the psychic assets like hope, optimism, meaning in life, resilience, spirituality and efficacy. Thus, positive psychological capital is multidimensional construct which comprise of many constructs that contributes...
Resilience in Persons with Physical Disabilities: Role of Perceived Environment and Emotional Intelligence
Persons with disabilities will have the disadvantage of sensory, motor or cognitive impairment depending on the nature of impairment. Having a physical disability can affect one's emotional resources. Reactions to chronic illness and disability include...
Role of Gender on Marital Adjustment and Psychological Wellbeing among DualEmployed Couples
Marriage is a commitment with love and responsibility for peace, happiness and development of a strong family relationship. It is the union between families and is an important event in the life of every person, irrespective of caste, creed, religion,...
Self-Efficacy and Happiness in Youth
The present era is full of rapid changes, cut-throat competition, anxiety and unhappiness which make the youth experience tremendous stress. Self-confidence is one of the life skills recommended by the WHO for the well-being of the youth. Self-efficacy...
The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology (Three Volumes)
Kenneth D. Keith. (2013). The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology (Three volumes), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, P019 8SQ, United Kingdom. Pages:liv+1450.The author presents a three-volume collection...
Theory and Practice of Counselling & Therapy
Richard Nelson-Jones. (2012). Theory and Practice of Counselling & Therapy, Sage Publication India Pvt. Ltd., B1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110 044, India. Pages:x+502, price: Rs.650/Welcometo the fifth edition...
The Reciprocated Silence
R.E.S. Tanner. (2013). The Reciprocated Silence, Concept Publishing Company, A/15-16, Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110 059. Pages:xx+ 420, price: Rs.1250/-.This is an exploratory study of the working misunderstandings in individual public...
The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology
Harris L. Friedman & Glenn Hartelius. (2013). The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, P019 8SQ, United Kingdom. Pages:xxx+706.This hand book contains...
Validation of Graded Math List for Children with Learning Disabilities
Grade appropriate math performance is a major challenge for teachers and students. The foundation for math competency in children can be traced to their number sense. This includes number representation, relations, recitation, serialization, ordering,...
Well-Being and Some Personality Traits
In the classical Indian tradition, health is conceptualized as a state of delight or a feeling of physical, mental and spiritual well-being (Dalai, 2001 ; Sinha, 1990). It speaks of a state of mind that is peaceful and quiet. Ayurveda (an Indian system...
Well-Being of Rural Women in North India
The notion of "well-being" is the focal point in the field of positive psychology. A combination of optimal functioning and experience is referred to as well-being (Ryan & Deci, 2000).The concept of well-being, however, tends to incorporate two approaches...
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