Being Human the Sikh Way: Some Psychological Reflections

Preeti Kapur & Girishwar Misra

The answer to the query ‘Who and what am I?’ shapes our understanding of human nature (Heelas, 1981; Lock, 1981; Clark, 2002). Each perspective on human nature offers us a distinct position to grasp and approach psychological reality (Paloutzian & Park, 2005; Park, 2005). Each way of life delineates the composition of one’s life-world and one’s place in it. It constitutes a meaning system that allows a person to organize and understand his/her life and world. Mainstream psychology endorses an essentially anthropocentric perspective and maintains the image of humans as isolated, discrete and self-contained entities. The same, however, has been projected ...

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