Introduction

Over the years, the main concerns and preoccupations of psychology have drifted towards applications, as the discipline has been asked to attend to the practical issues influencing human action at the individual, interpersonal and group levels. In addition to alleviating human suffering through efforts like psychotherapy, a more important goal has become the optimization of human resources and its contribution to capital formation and economic growth. Keeping these overarching goals in mind, psychologists have been developing methods and techniques to promote organizational goals, ameliorate suffering in the health domain, facilitate developmental processes in the context of the family, and regulate growth and development during ...

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