Isn’t it yet time for the Indian government

Indian psychologists have been discussing multiple important issues relevant for social development but with limited success in seeing their insights being implemented in actual government policy making. With new governments and major drives for social development, is it not yet time to make behavioral science an important knowledge domain for social planning? Placed in contrast to USA, this article underscores the present need for more engaging dialogues between Indian academic psychologists, organizations and the government and also suggests some preliminary directions.


Behavioral science Public policy Social Planning India

Mukherjee, S. (2016). Isn’t It Yet Time for Indian Government to Have a Behavioral Science Unit?. Psychological Studies, 61(2), 91-95.  doi:10.1007/s12646-016-0357-7