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National Seminar on Indian Psychology

Start: December 26, 2007, 12:00 pm

End: December 28, 2007, 12:59 pm

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

For information on conference registration, accommodation, etc.,
please contact Dr. Chaya:

For information on the programme and submission of papers,
please contact:

Further updates on the programme will be available
on the site of SVYASA:
and on the site of the Indian Psychology Institute (look for