What if discipline is not interdisciplinary? The case of social psychology in India

Sinha, Chetan (2019) What if discipline is not interdisciplinary? The case of social psychology in India. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 53 (3). pp. 504-524. ISSN 19324502

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The present work highlight the missing picture of interdisciplinarity in Indian social psychology from a critical cultural perspective. In India, social psychologists’ tried to inculcate the missing picture of ‘indigenous perspective’ from the cultural vantage point. The idea of this article is to explain the problem with claimed indigenous status without critically handling the reified social categories such as social class, religion, gender, and caste. However, this was handled to some extent in other disciplines but a deeper connection was not observed to be with the social psychology in India. There were divides and differences in the explanation of the same issues and the theoretical and methodological stance of these different disciplines created a further gap in coming up with the meaningful construction.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Social psychology | Interdisciplinarity | Methodological individualism | Disciplinary identity | Metatheory | India
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Psychology > Social Psychology
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Shilpi Rana
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 07:27
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2022 07:02
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12124-019-9473-y
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/247


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