About the BookAll modern psychologists hold that every individual should have, at least, little acquaintance with Child Psychology as it helps in solving children's problem all the better. Child psychology is in fact a composite and comprehensive study of children.
The present book Child Psychology has added a new dimension to the vast knowledge of the subject. It introduces various stages of child development right from the conception to the adolescence. Its scope encompasses child's conative, affective and cognitive aspects as well as behaviour. It analyses the impacts of environment and heredity on child's development. In addition, it highlights the scientific underpinning of child psychology and forms a contextual approach. The other major areas covered by the book are Response Mechanism, Motor Development, Sexual Development, Moral and Aesthetic Development, Learning and Sense Training, Thinking and Reasoning, Personality, Delinquency, Psychological Testing and many more.
The present book can be rightly held as an ideal textbook on the subject, covering syllabi of majority of the Indian Universities. The standard books of the West are no doubt referred to, but the examples for elucidation and elaboration have been given here in the context of Indian conditions. While the presentation of the subject matter is analytic, the language of the book is free of jargons and easily accessible to the average readers also. Child Psychology will undoubtedly prove useful to the students as well as teachers of the subject. For the general readers, it is an ideal means of acquainting with child's general problems and their effective solutions.About the Author/sRam Nath Sharma, M.A., D.Phil., D.Litt., has been President: U.P. Philosophers Association for a decade; LMI: Indian Philosophical Association and Darshan Parishad; Director: Sri Aurobindo Research Institute; Chief Editor: Research Journal of Philosophy and Social Science; Head of the Department of P.G. Studies and Research at Meerut College for two decades. He has guided more than two dozen Ph.D. scholars. Dr. Sharma has authored more than one hundred research papers and an equal number of books in the field of Education and Psychology.
Rachana Sharma, M.A., Ph.D., had been guiding retarded children and clinical psychologist in Delhi and providing counselling to parents. Since 2000 she has been working in Department of Education, London, U.K. providing guidance and counselling to children of several races. She has utilised both her theoretical knowledge and practical experience in writing this book. Her Ph.D. work Hindu Techniques of Mental Health has been acclaimed both in East and West.