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TitlePsychological Perspectives on Diversity and Social Development [electronic resource] / edited by Janak Pandey, Rashmi Kumar, Komilla Thapa
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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Descript XXIII, 271 p. 6 illus., 2 illus. in color. online resource


This book is a collection of essays covering a range of issues related to socioeconomic inequalities and diversities. The authors, leading social scientists of diverse nationalities, represent varied perspectives. The book has essays on multiculturalism, social inclusion and exclusion of minorities and other marginalized groups such as low castes, linguistic minorities, Adivasis (tribals), persons with disability and unemployed youth. The book focuses on some innovative concepts considered necessary to understand the very process and evolution of aspects of social development such as pro-sociality, authentic responsible self and leadership ideology. The book deals with the challenges for achieving social development and societal harmony. The book will be a very useful resource for social science scholars and particularly for social and cultural psychologists, development professionals and administrators interested in the issues related to social development, social diversity and inter-group relations. The book will also be useful for policy formulation and action


1. Introduction: Psychological Perspectives on Diversity and Social Development Komilla Thapa.-Part I: Social Diversity and Harmony -- 2. Diversity and Equity in Plural Societies: Psychological Perspectives John W. Berry -- 3. Addressing Feelings of Relative Deprivation of Muslim Minority for Inclusive Development Rashmi Kumar -- 4.The Dilemma of Harmony: From Distrust to Trust Roomana N Siddiqui -- 5. “Jumping the Queue”: Implication of Norms Violations in India and The Netherlands Ype H. Poortinga & Richard DeRidder -- 6. Caste, Outcasts and Recasting Justice: Trajectories of Social Development Gobinda C. Pal -- 7. Cultural and Psychological Dimensions of Development of the Adivasi Communities Ramesh Chandra Mishra -- 8. Dynamics of Marginalization and Assertive Maintenance in Multilingual Contact Ajit Kumar Mohanty -- 9. Social Attitudes and Rehabilitation of People with Disability Ajit K. Dalal -- Part II: Development and change -- 10. Understanding Implications of Intersectionality for Development. Purnima Singh -- 10. Psychology and Societal Development: Indian Context Janak Pandey -- 11. Dynamics of Social Development and Engagement of Authentic Responsible Self Shivantika Sharad & Girishwar Mishra -- 12. Leadership Ideology and Socioeconomic Inequality: The Case of Israeli Kibbutzim Uriel Leviatan -- 13. Prosociality for Societal Development Lilavati Krishnan -- 14. Educated Youth, Employment and Globalized India Mala Sinha. Epilogue

Consciousness Economic development Social change Personality and Social Psychology. Cultural Studies. Development and Social Change.


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