Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology
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The idea of writing the book on Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology is to fullfill the gap in the Rural Sociology an Psychology course offered to the students of Agriculture, Veterinary, Dairy, Fishries an Home Science. Irrespective of the field, wherever, there is a need for educating and motivating the people, the scientists and professionalists shall find this book very useful. It is specially useful to the students of behavioural science in general and the students of Agricultural Universities in particular, who are interested to learn more on various facets of farming community in a rural setting. This book incorporates information on Extension Education. Agricultural Extension, Sociology and Rural Sociology, Indian Rural Society, Social Groups, Social Stratification, Cultural Concepts, Social Values and Attitudes, Social Institutes, Social Organizations, Social Control, Social Change, Leader and Leadership, Psychology, Educational Psychology, Intelligence, Personality, Perception, Motivation, Frustation, Emotions and Teaching Learning Process. We hope this book will be extremely useful to the stuents, research scholars an extension specialists, who are engaged in the noble task of improving the socio-economic status of rural poor. W e express our thanks to the several sources from which we have drawn information for writing this book. W e sincerely thank M s Agrotech Publishing Academy, Udaipur for publishing the book in a shortest possible time. Suggestions for improvement of the present book form worthy teachers and student will be gratefully acknowledged.
O.P. Sharma L.L. Somani
knowledge, attitude and skill a Food grain can be stored safely by following suitable practices and using proper pesticides to control store grain pests - change in knowledge. b It is no sin to kill stored grain pests that are responsible for huge loss of food grain - change in attitude. c How to kill control loss done by stored grain pests - without undue risk - change in skill. In short, education consists of acquiring desirable changes in our behaviour through gaining desirable knowledge, attitude and skill. In this way, through education we should be constantly improving our behaviour and becoming better individuals. Any education which fails to improve our behaviour and make us better persons cannot be said to be education. Many times we learn undesirable things and habits