Overview for Colors of Truth: Religion, Self and Emotions : Perspectives of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, Sikhism and Contemporary Psychology
Every culture is guided by a philosophy or belief system. These beliefs influence every aspect of an individual's life, including his identity and concept of self. This book explores the Hindu, Buddhist, Jaina, Zoroastrian, Islamic and Sikh belief systems in order to comprehend their percepts on the concept of self, their perspectives on emotions, and the implications of these for the individual and society. In addition, a review of contemporary psychology, incorporating views from evolutionary psychology biological psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology, in relation to their theories on self and emotions, is also presented. This analysis is an attempt towards integrating religion and personal identity, within the background of contemporary knowledge of the dynamics of being human.
Sonali Bhatt Marwaha (Author)
Sonali Bhatt Marwaha, Ph.D., acquired her training in Clinical Psychology from S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai. An M.A. and M. Phil. in Clinical Psychology, with a focus in neuropsychology, she was awarded a of interest are in the interface between philisophy, religion and psychology, and in the study of religio-cultural aspects of self and identity.