This book provides valuable insight into the nature and the background of the subject of Psychology. Designed basically as a textbook for general psychology courses of Indian universities, it will also prove useful to those working in the disciplines of sociology, education, social work and social sciences. The subject matter in the text has been presented in such a way that t can be easily grasped by a beginner and appreciated by an advanced reader.
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