Vaishali V. Raval (Miami University Ohio)
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Vaishali V. Raval
Department of Psychology
Miami University Ohio
90 N Patterson Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056 USA
Description of work:
I am a clinical /developmental psychologist interested in understanding
human psyche and development in a cultural context. My specific interests
include: parenting and socialization practices, child development with a
particular focus on children's emotions, and developmental
psychopathology. I am also interested in understanding self and personhood
in India from phenomenological and life-span development perspectives. I
have taught courses focusing on "Self and Identity in the South Asian
Context," "Child Development across Cultures," and "Culture and Mental
Key words: selfhood, identity, personhood, emotion, socialization,
psychiatric disorders, Hindu Indian, Gujarati, children, women
Selected Publications and Conference Presentations:
Raval, V. V., & Martini, T. S. (in press). Maternal Socialization of
Children's Anger, Sadness, and Physical Pain in two Communities in
Gujarat, India. International Journal of Behavioural Development.
Raval, V. V., Martini, T. S., & Raval, P. (2007). "Would others think it's
okay to express my feeling?" : Regulation of anger, sadness, and physical
pain in Gujarati children in India. Social Development, 16 (1), 79-105.
Raval, V. V., & Kral, M. J., (2004). "Core versus periphery": Dynamics of
personhood over the life-course for a Gujarati Hindu woman. Culture and
Psychology, 10 (2), 162-194.
Raval, V. V. Cultural basis of emotional competence: Observations from
street children in India. Manuscript in preparation.
Raval, V. V. Negotiating the conflict between personal desires and others'
expectations in The lives of Gujarati Hindu women. Manuscript submitted.