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Psychological Perspectives on Diversity and Social Development

  • Janak Pandey
  • Rashmi Kumar
  • Komilla Thapa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Social Diversity and Harmony

  3. Development and Change

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 269-271

About this book


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.


psychology and intergroup relations inclusive social development social policy and minority rights unemployment and mental health multiculturalism multilinguism and marginality rehabilitation of the disabled psychology and societal development education and employment engagement with the self religious diversity and inclusive social policies

Editors and affiliations

  • Janak Pandey
    • 1
  • Rashmi Kumar
    • 2
  • Komilla Thapa
    • 3
  1. 1.Center of Behavioural and Cognitive SciencesUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia

About the editors

Rashmi Kumar, PhD, is Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, India.

Komilla Thapa, PhD, is Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, India.

Janak Pandey, PhD, is Indian Council of Social Science Research National Fellow, and Emeritus Professor, Centre of Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India

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