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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 235-238

Applications of Gandhian concepts in psychology and allied disciplines


Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, SUNY Institute of Technology, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Vinod K Kool
2271 Donovan Hall, 100 Seymour Road, State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, NY 13502
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.105541

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The paper highlights the significance of Gandhian concepts in research in psychology and its related fields. To illustrate the application of Gandhian ideology, a test of non-violence is described here with its psychometric properties. Further, two unexplored research issues having a bearing on clinical psychology and psychiatry have been delineated. Firstly, a call for addressing the mental health problems of non-violent protesters numbering over one billion spread all over the world has been made. And secondly, there is a need for understanding the neurological basis of non-violent form of behavior, for example, the role of oxytocin, to increase the legitimacy of non-violence as adaptive behavior.



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