Psychology: South Asian Edition was originally written for American colleges and it was lauded for its engaging narrative structure and comprehensive handling of concepts intimate to the discipline of psychology. The book originally included a number of analogies and elucidations that drew references from popular culture. This made the book much more accessible to students so that they could absorb the material easily. The book also merits the use of near exhaustive research and especially so when it came to the key concepts that are included in the contents. All of this necessarily engages the pedagogy of the book and makes it a must have for all students and enthusiasts of psychology.
Psychology: South Asian Edition has been crafted keeping in mind the Indian subcontinent and therefore has been modified. This has taken place under the tutelage of Delhi University professor, Girishwar Mishra and he has enhanced the book’s value by making it more relevant to Indian students. He has made it a point to include the history and development of psychology through the ages as viewed in the Indian subcontinent. All the examples and illustrations as provided in Psychology have been kept intact and only so reformed in terms of context and indianization. All the examples in the erstwhile edition drew its analogies off American culture and so Mishra has endured in changing them to engaging the Indian ethos.
The book triumphs in its ability to holistically educate students and therefore it presents information to readers with the objective of learning in mind. All theories are shown through a replete assortment of questions. It even includes the possible developments in the future and includes the scope of psychology in terms of career tracking. Because of the clarity and engaging content that is endorsed through the book, it is a good introductory guide for novices and students alike.
About The Authors
Girishwar Mishra is a professor at the Arts faculty, Delhi University.
Armed with an academic career stretched across three decades, he has published papers frequently in both Indian and international journals. He has co-authored numerous books on the subject of psychology such as Perspectives On Indigenous Psychology, Psychological Consequences Of Prolonged Deprivation, and Towards A Culturally Relevant Psychology.
Glenn E. Meyer is a professor at Trinity University in the Department of Psychology.
He holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology. Besides being published in several journals, he has co-authored several books such as Psychology and The Perception Of Illusory Contours.
Saundra K. Ciccarelli is a professor in the Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City where she has taught for the last 20 years.
She is a member of the American Psychological Association in its 2nd division. She has contributed to a number of introductory psychology texts.