Psychological problems of social integration


The concept of social integration; The problem of caste, class, religion and language conflicts and prejudice; Nature and manifestation of prejudice between the in-group and out-group; Causal factors of social conflicts and prejudices; Psychological strategies for handling the conflicts and prejudices; Measures to achieve social integration.

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Community Psychology & Psychological Problems of Social Integration 

Reference Study Material:

Social Integration:

  1. Social Integration: Approaches and Issues (UNRISD)
  2. Social Integration in Action: Stories from the Grassroots
  3. Social Neuroscience: Progress and Implications for Mental Health
  4. Macrosocial Determinants of Social Integration: Social Class and Area Effect
  5. Threat and Trust in the Context of Social Network Diversity – MIT
  6. The Bikini and the Burqa Freedom, “Islam,” and Mandatory Civic Integration
  7. The Influence of Religion and  Caste on Education in Rural India
  8. Language Conflict and Violence: David D. Laitin, University of Chicago
  9. Majorities, Minorities and Separatist Movements in India – Sanjib Baruah
  10. Sending Home the Riches: Informal Risk Sharing Networks and Remittances
  11. Civility, Social Capital, and Civil Society: Three Powerful Concepts for Explaining Asia
  12. Community-Based Applied Research With Latino Immigrant Families: Informing Practice and Research According to Ethical and Social Justice Principles
  13. Understanding East Asian Political Systems: Origins, Characteristics, and Changes


  1. Genetic Evidence on the Origins of Indian Caste Populations: Genome Research
  2. Changing Patterns of National Identity in India – Armando Barucco
  3. Belief Systems and Durable Inequalities: An Investigation of Indian Caste
  4. The Indian Caste System as a Means of Contract Enforcement
  5. Parochial Politics: Ethnic Preferences and Politician Corruption
  6. Valuing Identity – Roland G. Fryer, Jr., Glenn C. Loury
  7. Affirmative Action in Education: Evidence from Engineering Admissions in India
  8. Caste and Dowry Inflation – Siwan Anderson, University of Melbourne
  9. Caste and Punishment: The Legacy of Caste Culture in Norm Enforcement
  10. Caste Discrimination in School Admissions: Evidence from Test Scores
  11. Caste, Gender and Schooling Choice in Globalizing Economy – MIT Paper
  12. Discrimination in Grading – Rema Hanna, Harvard Kennedy School
  13. Does Political Reservation for Minorities Reduce Poverty? Evidence from India
  14. Effects of Anti Discrimination Law in US and Indian Context: A Comparative Study
  15. Implicit Discrimination: New Approaches to Discrimination
  16. Incentive to discriminate? An investigation of teacher incentives in India
  17. Is Caste the Future of Politics?
  18. Marry for What? Caste and Mate Selection in Modern India
  19. Moving Forward: Ending Manual Scavenging in Paliyad – MIT Paper
  20. The Gender of Caste: Identity, Reservations and Access to Water Resources
  21. The Mortality Divide in India: Contributions of Gender, Caste, and Standard of Living
  22. Wedding Celebrations as Conspicuous Consumption: Signaling Social Status
  23. Why is Mobility in India so Low? Social Insurance, Inequality, and Growth

Leadership for Social Change:

  1. Understanding Leadership – Harvard Business Review
  2. WHAT IS GOOD LEADERSHIP? – Joanne B. Ciulla
  3. Charismatic Leadership: Strategies for Effecting Social Change
  4. Leadership Effectiveness and Organizational Transformation
  5. Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty – MIT Leadership Center
  6. Generational Changes and Leadership: Implications For Social Change
  7. Identifying Social Influence: A Comment on Opinion Leadership
  8. How Social Change Organizations Create Leadership Capital
  9. Leading Change: Leadership, Organization and Social Movements
  10. Race, Ethnicity and the Work of Leadership in Social Change Organizations
  11. Social Entrepreneurship: Leadership That Facilitates Societal Transformation
  12. The Social Scientific Study of Leadership: Quo Vadis?
  13. The Role of Spirituality in Leadership for Social Change – Maiko Yasuno
  14. Political Creativity – Brett V. Kubicek, MIT Paper



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