chapter  4
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Outsourcing Africa’s developmental learning theories and practices

Psychology in the Indian tradition currently goes in the name of Indian psychology. As mentioned, Indian psychology is rooted in the native Indian ethos. Buddhistic psychology is essentially an attempt to understand the nature of transcendence and the methods of attaining it. This chapter provides a scholarly discussion of classical Indian psychological thought in Jadunath Sinha's three volumes on Indian psychology. One mention that Indian psychology subscribes to the epistemological model that provides for three-way information processing involving the brain, mind, and consciousness. Indian psychology is not opposed to science, even though it leaves room for understanding the spiritual side of human nature. The future of Indian psychology depends on the programmatic research it generates. In fact several of the basic concepts of yoga are accepted by the other systems giving one the impression that yoga psychology is Indian psychology. In yoga we find a detailed description of the mind as the instrument of knowing.