National Seminar on
National Seminar on
Indian Psychology: Theories and Models
Creating Together a New Approach to Psychology
Based on Indian Philosophy and Yoga
26-28 December 2007
Venue: SVYASA, Bangalore
Jointly Organized by
ICPR: Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi
SVYASA: Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore
Since the ICPR sponsored in January 2000 the first seminar in Pondicherry devoted entirely to the development of a new approach to psychology based on Indian philosophy and Yoga, there has been an enormous increase in interest in this subject. There have been conferences and seminars devoted to various aspects of Indian psychology in all corners of India. Over these years the awareness has grown that the Indian tradition, with its emphasis on consciousness as the primary reality, can provide psychological knowledge that is reliable, rich and meaningful. There is now in India a rapidly growing, dedicated group of psychologists, studying psychological theories and methods based on the rich intellectual, philosophical and spiritual traditions of India. The outcome is an increasing body of literature that highlights the contemporary relevance of Indian ideas, models and practices, not only for India, but for the world at large.
Objectives of the Conference
To strengthen the efforts and to enlarge the field
To strengthen the efforts
To develop an Indian approach to psychology relevant for todays world
To evolve a vision of human nature and its possibilities according to Indian philosophy
To work out how this vision can contribute to the evolving global civilization
To develop applications of Indian psychology in the fields of
health, psychotherapy, education, management, and social work
To develop research methodologies and educational practices
in harmony with the Indian knowledge systems.
To enlarge the field
Share efforts and explore new processes and techniques
Update colleagues on new theories and applications
Create on overview of available literature and ongoing research
Make this information reach universities colleges and other psychology-related institutions
Frame recommendations for curricula, teaching and research methods.
We invite papers, relevant to any of the issues mentioned above,
from academics and professionals in psychology, philosophy and related fields.
Last day for submission of abstracts is September 30.
Last day for submission of papers is October 31.
Registration & Information
Fees before September 30: Rs. 900
Fees after September 30: Rs. 1350
Students 50% reduction
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