ABOUT THE BOOK
In this contemporary era, people are becoming conscious about health. Awareness is being created in field by various means, be it in institutions or a wide level like ‘Fit India Movement’. Health is a positive state of well-being with harmonious development of physical and mental capability of individual; it is not mere absence of disease.This book is a fine blend of conceptual analysis, theoretical formulation, empirical findings and objective evaluation. It has twenty nine research papers/articles contributed by psychologist, psychiatrists, home-scientists, faculty members, research scholars and social workers-which provide deep insight into various dimensions of health care challenges in India. This book takes into consideration physical factors as predictor of health, focuses on impact of physical fitness and ageing on health gives insight to socio-cultural aspects of health, health determining behaviour and helps in understanding and changing behaviour.It is hoped that the book will assist professionals, academicians, practioners and non- professionals as well in enhancing their knowledge and skills in the field of health psychology and health care management.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
S.K. Srivastava is presently working as a Professor in Department of Psychology and Dean Faculty of Humanities at Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. Dr. S.K. Srivastava received his Ph.D degree in Psychology (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences) from I.I.T Roorkee, his field of specialization being Social and Clinical/Health Psychology. He owned National Scholarship for postgraduate course and U.G.C Research fellowship for his Ph.D work. He has also served as Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Higher Education, Haryana for three years, and since 1986 he has been a faculty member of Psychology Department at Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. Dr. S.K Srivastava is associated with various academic bodies in the field of Psychology and Management. He has supervised research work leading to an award of thirty one Ph.Ds and more than sixty Masters Degree. He has contributed more than one hundred eighty research papers and articles to various journals in India and abroad & thirty three chapters/articles published in books. He has to his credit fourteen books and six Psychological instruments, which are widely used in Psychological and Social research. Dr. S.K Srivastava has completed four research projects sponsored and financed by ICSSR and UGC New Delhi. He has organized three conferences at National and International levels in Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar.
Kalpana Sharma is a practicing BAMS doctor and currently pursuing Ph.D. in Psychology from Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar. She obtained post graduate degree in Psychology from IGNOU, New Delhi. She has qualified UGC-NET examination in June 2019. Her field of specialization is Clinical and Health Psychology.