Positive Psychology and Hinduism

Singh, Kamlesh, Raina, Mahima and Oman, Doug (2022) Positive Psychology and Hinduism. In: Handbook of Positive Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality. Springer, Cham, pp. 195-209. ISBN 9783031102745

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The present chapter focuses on Hinduism, offering an overview of intersections between Hinduism and positive psychology. We first compare and contrast modes of inquiry used within Indian and mainstream psychology. Second, we explain two influential conceptualizations of flourishing that are derived from traditional Hindu thought. Third, we review empirical studies on selected Hindu concepts and prac-tices, describing their relationship with various well-being indicators. After sketch-ing dissemination efforts by a variety of nonacademic institutions in India and abroad, we conclude by discussing implications and suggestions for broadening scholarship on the intersections of Hinduism and positive psychology.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Positive Psychology | Hinduism | Virtue of Temperance | Inner Balance
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Religious studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Psychology > Social Psychology
Social Sciences and humanities > Psychology > General Psychology
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2023 12:15
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 07:11
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-10274-5_13
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/5876


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