Introduction to Volume One

Girishwar Misra

This volume of the fifth ICSSR survey of psychological research brings into focus the review of work done in the domains of biological, cognitive, affective, and personality processes and human development. The title Basic Psychological Processes and Human Development has been heuristically chosen to capture and represent the key concerns of the volume rather than to reflect any deep-rooted classification of psychological processes and domains into binary oppositions of basic and/or non-basic. However, these domains do offer the building blocks for a major part of the discourse in the mainstream psychology and constitute one of the oldest realms of psychological research. They are also significant ...

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