International and Cultural Psychology

Spirituality and Indian Psychology

Lessons from the Bhagavad-Gita

Authors: Bhawuk, Dharm

  • Presents indigenous psychological perspective with focused description from one particular perspective
  • Bridges the indigenous perspective with the cross-cultural and western psychological perspectives
  • Covers such topics as emotion, behavior, creativity and personal happiness
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About this book

In recent years, globalization, multiculturalism, and Western interest in Eastern thought have contributed to the growth of cross-cultural psychology. Paradoxically, however, while spirituality plays such a major role in non-Western cultures, it tends to occupy only a minor area of cross-cultural research.

 

Its roots in ancient philosophical texts such as the Bhagavad-Gita make Indian psychology not only an especially rich tradition and one deserving of close study, but also a template for how Western researchers can better understand indigenous spiritual perspectives. From this vantage point, Spirituality and Indian Psychology: Lessons from the Bhagavad-Gita provides accessible models for this understanding, from issues on the individual level (cognition, behavior, emotions, the self) to larger concerns such as intergroup relations and world peace, rarely-encountered concepts of work, bondage/liberation, and desire as well as the more familiar karma and dharma. In addressing the question of whether universals exist in psychology, this thought-provoking book:

 

  • Presents indigenous psychological perspective in terms of one representative worldview.
  • Contrasts the Indian worldview with Western scientific culture.
  • Analyzes an indigenous research methodology based on culturally relevant concepts.
  • Offers spirituality-based models for mapping basic psychological processes and their relationships.
  • Clarifies relationships among indigenous, cross-cultural, and Western psychologies.

Cross-cultural psychologists, sociologists, researchers in Indian psychology and culture—anyone involved in the continuing dialogue across the psychologies of the world and advancing the indigenous research agenda will find Spirituality and Indian Psychology a volume of rare interest and insight.

About the authors

Dr. Dharm P. S. Bhawuk is Professor of Management and Culture and Community Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his Ph. D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include cross-cultural training, individualism and collectivism, intercultural sensitivity, diversity in the workplace, indigenous psychology and management, culture and quality, culture and entrepreneurship, and political behavior in the workplace.

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From the reviews:

“The blurb on the dust jacket for Spirituality and Indian Psychology: Lessons From the Bhagavad-Gita succeeds admirably, noting that ‘globalization, multiculturalism, and Western interest in Eastern thought’ have led to increased interest in cross-cultural psychology. … has potential value for psychologists and other helping professionals. Those interested in the spirituality/psychology interface will find that this book grounds its spiritual references in the Bhagavad-Gita, helping Western readers understand how profoundly Indian thought has been influenced by this and other classics of Indian spiritual literature.” (Dennis Davidson, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 56 (36), September, 2011)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Global Need for Indigenous Psychology

    Bhawuk, Dharm P. S.

    Pages 1-24

  • Spirituality in India: The Ever Growing Banyan Tree

    Bhawuk, Dharm P. S.

    Pages 25-45

  • Model Building from Cultural Insights

    Bhawuk, Dharm P. S.

    Pages 47-63

  • Indian Concept of Self

    Bhawuk, Dharm P. S.

    Pages 65-91

  • The Paths of Bondage and Liberation

    Bhawuk, Dharm P. S.

    Pages 93-110

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Hardcover $199.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spirituality and Indian Psychology
Book Subtitle
Lessons from the Bhagavad-Gita
Authors
Series Title
International and Cultural Psychology
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8110-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8110-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8109-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2839-8
Series ISSN
1574-0455
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 238
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