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

Applications of Gandhian concepts in psychology and allied disciplines


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

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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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Kool VK. Applications of Gandhian concepts in psychology and allied disciplines.Indian J Psychiatry 2013;55:235-238


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Kool VK. Applications of Gandhian concepts in psychology and allied disciplines. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Oct 1 ];55:235-238
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