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Description - Psychology in Human and Social Development by John D. Berry

This important volume takes the cultural embeddedness of behaviour as its central theme. This theme is elaborated in a variety of cultural contexts including India, China and Mexico. Besides theoretical issues, the contributors cover a wide range of important topics in the areas of developmental psychology, community mental health, the psychology of language, organizational behaviour, and school psychology. Specific chapters are devoted to a comparative understanding of human behaviour, child development, family patterns, personality, leadership and managerial practice, and the role of culture in community interventions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761995357
ISBN-10: 0761995358
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 139mm x 17mm)
Pages: 310
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 12-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John D. Berry

R.C. Tripathi (Rama Charan Tripathi) is a National Fellow of the Indian Council for Social Science Research, India. He was formerly Director of G.B.Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad and headed the Center for Advanced Studies in Psychology at the University of Allahabad. Professor Tripathi has served on important bodies of higher education in the country. He has been a member of the University Grants Commission, Indian Council for Social Science Research and the Indian National Commission of Cooperation with UNESCO. He has served as the President of the National Academy of Psychology, India and also as a Regional President of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology. He was Secretary General of the section of "Psychology and National Development of the International Union of Psychological Sciences. He has served on the editorial boards of more than half a dozen national and international journals. Among his books are: Environment and Structure of Organizations; Deprivation: Its Social and Psychological Roots; Norm Violation and Intergroup Relations; Psychology in Human and Social Development; Understanding Academic Underachievement; Expanding horizons of the mind sciences; Psychology, development and social policy in India. His research has focused on Social and Cultural values; Inter-group Relations; Social change and Development; Organizational Influence processes and Organizational Change.