This article is adapted from "India National Tour" prepared by N. Srinivasan and S. Mankciam, 2007, which appeared in Wedding, D., & Stevens, M. J. (Eds). (2009). Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource (Edition 2009) [CD-ROM]. International Journal of Psychology, 44 (Suppl. 1).
Summary information on significant trends in scientific and applied research in India
- New initiative for studying human cognition.
Under the UGC Scheme of Universities with Potential for Excellence, the University of Allahabad established the Center for Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences in 2002 for providing education and advancement of scientific knowledge through basic and applied research. The Center offers a Master's Program in Cognitive Science (first of its kind in India) as well as a Ph.D. Program in Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences. Two more centers for cognitive science have also been established at Jadavpur University and University of Hyderabad.
- The Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) publishes survey research as a major source of information for and about Indian psychology. Recent surveys include:
- Three volumes of Psychology in India: State of the Art edited by Prof. Pandey and published by Sage Publications, New Delhi.
- Three volumes of Psychology in India: Development in the Discipline Revisited edited by Prof. Janak Pandey, Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, and published by Sage Publications, New Delhi (Vol. 1: 2001, Vol. 2: 2002, Vol. 3: 2004).
- The Fifth ICSSR Survey of Psychology is being edited by Prof. Girishwar Misra. This extensive survey has four volumes and covers the 1993-2003 period.
- Indian Psychological Abstracts and Reviews is being published by the ICSSR and edited by Prof. K. D. Broota.
- Continuing work on primate behavior by scientists including Prof. Mewa Singh at Department of Psychology, University of Mysore, India.
- Work on culture and cognition especially focusing on spatial cognition by Prof. R. C. Mishra at Benaras Hindu University in collaboration with other international colleagues, including Prof. Pierre Dasen, University of Geneva.
- Under the UGC Innovative Program, a new course, 'M.Phil. in Learning Disability' was offered at University of Mysore in the 2005-2006 academic year.
- Response to Tsunami-Psychosocial intervention at different Tsunami hit areas. Training of lay helpers in psychosocial intervention, including EMDR training for psychologists working with Tsunami-hit areas. Training of trainers on psychosocial interventions in association with the American Psychological Association.
Training in guidance and counseling is offered by the National Council of Educational Research and Training, while the National Institute of Mental Health addresses the professional training of clinical psychologists. The minimal qualification needed for psychology practice in India is a master's in psychology.
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Editor: Prof. Arun K. Sen
T-6 Usha Chambers, Ashok Vihar
Central Market, New Delhi 110 052, India
Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1974- , 2/year
Published by the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists.
Editor: Prof. Amool R. Singh, Head
Dept. of Clinical Psychology
Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry & Allied Sciences
Kanke, Ranchi 834006, India
Journal of Indian Psychology, 1978
Published by Andhra University
Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology
Published by Indian Academy of Applied Psychology
Editor: Dr. Panch. Ramalingam
UGC-Academic Staff College
Pondicherry 605 008, India
Journal of Personality and Clinical Studies (23 volumes have been published)
Editor: K. Tuli
Dept. of Psychology
Zakir Husain College
Jawaharlal Nehru Marg
New Delhi 110 002, India
Journal of Psychological Researches
Published by the Madras Psychological Society
Personality Study and Group Behavior (24 volumes have been published)
Editor: Sunita Gupta
Dept. of Psychology
Gurunanak Dev University
Amritsar 143 005, India
Psychological Studies, Mysore, 1956- , 4/year
Psychological Studies is an official organ of the NAOP of India. It is devoted to diverse kinds of investigations in the field of psychology. It integrates across all specialties in the discipline and provides a general platform for communication and cooperation among psychologists in India and the world. Devoted to psychology in its full breadth, as a science and as a profession, the journal provides original articles and reviews of specific fields. Brief research reports, evaluative reviews of empirical work in selective areas are published.
Editor: Girishwar Misra
Dept. of Psychology
University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Psychology and Developing Societies, 1989 - , 2/year
Published biannually by SAGE, India and Center for Advanced Study, Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, India.
Editor: Prof. Ajit Dalal,
Department of Psychology,
University of Allahabad,