Psychology

Department of Psychology

Established in 1999

The department adopts a learner centered approach focusing on the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domain in the acquisition of knowledge with the primary objective of providing Post Graduate education in Psychology to the rural students. Across the four semesters, students get oriented to the important fields of Psychology through lectures, seminars, role plays, book reviews, case studies, journal article reviews, movie reviews, field visits, group discussions and internships.

Highlights of the Department

  • Student counseling is to help the student to help themselves. This is a program where psychology students go for different hostels and help the hostelites assess their abilities, Interests, needs and find solutions to their problems; to bring about a voluntary change in individuals, to provide a platform to understand their emotions, clear their doubts and resolve their conflicts, act as a facilitator in providing their overall development and help them live in a more satisfying and resourceful ways.
  • Teach to Reach Program is an unique program conducted by the psychology students in various nearby schools to enhance the mental health of children by presenting the modules for students on academic and life skills, to orient teachers about the childhood disorders and learning difficulties, and to address the parents on making a good environment at home for the overall development of the children.

Elective subjects offered by the department

Semester

Electives

II Dynamics of Human Behaviour & Science of Happiness
III Human Behaviour and Mental Health

Did You Know ?

"It is a stupendous task to understand mysterious, metaphysical realm of consciousness in a scientific manner".

Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research Output
Department Thrust Research Area

Psychological and Educational Association of Counseling and Excellence (PEACE)

  1. Workshops – Cognitive behaviour Therapy (CBT), Clinical Case History Taking, Research Proposal Writing, Mindfulness Based Living, Assessment and Remediation for Children with Learning Disability, Counselling for Sexual Minorities, Behavioural Intervention for Children with Autism, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
  2. Guest Lectures
  3. Psychovision– Enhancing Mental Health Across Life Span: Role of Psychologists,
  4. Conferences-National Level on “Sambandha, Sampreethi, Sangharsha: The Dynamics of Human Relationships”
  5. Educational tour
  6. Field visits – Manipal Anatomy And Pathology Museum, Manipal; Chethana Special School, Bharathi Seva Mandali Trust, Near Sri Krishna Kshetra, Anekere; Manipal Technologies Limited (Industrial Visit), Adult Rehabilitation Centre, Hombeleku
  7. World Mental Health Day
  8. Suicide Prevention Day
  9. Virtual Classes
  10. Alumni Interactions
  11. Psychology Day
  12. Training Camps
  13. Hostel counselling
  14. Psycho –Education Camp
  15. Mobile Hospital / Counselling

The Teach to Reach Program

  • To present various modules for the students aimed at improving their academic and holistic development.
  • To identify students who need special attention and help them.
  • To counsel the students who are in need and orient students and teachers about different strategies in improving their skills and abilities.
  • To address and educate the parents on creating a student-friendly environment at home etc.

Hostel Counseling Program

  • To help the hostelites assess their abilities, Interests, needs and find solutions to their problems.
  • To bring about a voluntary change in individuals.
  • To facilitate them to improve their self-esteem and help them in maintaining interpersonal relationships.
  • To provide a platform to understand their emotions, clear their doubts and resolve their conflicts.
  • Act as a facilitator in providing their overall development.
  • Help them live in a more satisfying and resourceful ways.

Counselling services

  • Marriage counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Student counseling
  • Education counseling

Faculty with Ph.D : 04
Faculty submitted the Ph.D : Nil
Faculty ongoing Ph.D : 01

Dr. Vandana Jain in the year 2017 awarded with Ph.D (with coursework) in Psychology from Mangalore University under the guidance of Dr. M.Y Manjula, Professor and Head Dept. Post Graduation studies and research in Psychology, SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire.
Title of the thesis “Enhancing the level of Achievement Motivation, Academic Achievement, Well-Being, Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy of Adolescent Dalit Girls”.

Dr. G. Ramesh Upadhyaya, has completed his Ph.D. in the Dept of Psychology, Karnatak University Dharwad in the year 2008, under the guidance of Dr.Havalappanavar, (Rtd) Professor Dept of Psychology, Karnatak University, Dharwad,
Title of the thesis “Stress and Coping in the families of mentally retarded”

Dr. NavyaShree, G. C., has completed her Ph.D. in 2020 under the guidance of Dr. M. Y. Manjula, Professor, Dept of Psychology, Christ University Bengaluru.
Title of the thesis “Adolescent survivors of child sexual abuse:; A Psychological Study”

Dr. Maheshbabu, N. has completed his Ph.D. in from Dept of Psychology, Karnataka University, Dharwad in the year 2015, through ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship, under the guidance of Dr. S. G. Jadhav, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Karnataka Arts College, Dharwad,
The title of the thesis “Organizational Climate, Job anxiety, Job satisfaction and Mental health of teachers working government and private aided high schools

Mrs. Varsha Malagi, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology from Karnataka University, Dharwad, under the guidance of Dr. Triveni, Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychology, Karnataka University, Dharwad.

Publication
Book publications:
2011

  • Maheshbabu, N. and Shivakumar, S. Chengti. (2011). Impact of Mental Health on Job Satisfaction among Nurses Working in Government and Private Hospitals. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing House Germany ISBN No: 978-3-659-25974-6.

Conference Proceedings Publication
2014

  • Maheshbabu, N. and Shivakumar, S. Chengti. (2014). Job Anxiety and Job Satisfaction In Relation to School Organizational Climate among Primary School Teachers: An Indian Context. ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on Stress and Resilience” on 14th & 15th November 2014. Dept. of psychology, Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. ISBN: 978-9-351-96800-9.

2016

  • Navya Shree, G.C.., Ramya, K., and Rashmi, T.R. (2016). Self-efficacy and life satisfaction among young adults. Understanding human beings. ISBN 978-81-931 489-9-0, 2016
  • Navya Shree, G.C.. Rakshitha, N.J. and Smithesh, S. (2016). Family climate of urban and rural adolescents. Understanding human beings, ISBN 978-81-931 489-9-0,
  • Navya Shree, G.C.., Aishwarya, G.V. and Pushpa, N.K. (2016). Self-efficacy & Mindful awareness among athletes and artists. Understanding human beings, ISBN 978-81-931 489-9-0,
  • Pushpalatha, M. & Navya Shree, G.C.. (2016). Gratitude and helping attitude among rural and urban late adolescents, Understanding human beings, ISBN 978-81-931 489-9-0

Research Paper published (Year wise)
2014

  • Maheshbabu, N., Shivakumar, S. Chengti, and Balaji Walkhinde (2013). Organizational Climate and Job Anxiety of Primary School Teachers. International Journal of Current Research, 06(01);4694-4696.
  • Maheshbabu, N. and S.G. Jadhav (2014). Organizational Climate and Job Anxiety of Secondary School Couple Teachers. Indian Psychological Review, Vol. 82, 02. ISSN 00196215
  • Maheshbabu, N. and S.G. Jadhav (2014). Job satisfaction and mental health of Secondary School Couple Teachers Golden research thoughts, Vol. 02, 06.
  • Maheshbabu, N. and Shivakumar S Chengti (2014). Frustration and Aggression among Adolescents. Journal of Indian Psychological Review, Vol. 82, 01. 2014.

2015

  • Jain, V., and Manjula, M.Y. (2015). Subjective ell-being among Dalit Adolescent. Journal of Psychosocial Research 10(2), 189-197.
  • Maheshbabu, N, Shivakumar S Chengti and Chandrkanth.B.K (2015). Anxiety and locus of control of college going adolescents, Indian Psychological Review. Vol 85, Special issue, 223-230. ISSN 00196215
  • Navya Shree G.C. (2015). Self-esteem and locus of control among obese and non-obese adults. Indian Journal of Health and well-being, Volume 6. issue 1, ISSN 2229-5356
  • Navya Shree G.C. (2015). Effect of Psychosocial Education on the Development of Identity among Adolescents. Journal of Contemporary Psychological Research, Vol.2 Issue 3 December 2015, ISSN 2455-0981.
  • Navya Shree G.C. (2015). Self-esteem and locus of control among obese and non-obese adults. Indian Journal of Health and well-being, Volume 6. issue 1 January 2015 , ISSN 2229-5356
  • Navya Shree G.C. (2015). Effect of Psychosocial Education on the Development of Identity among Adolescents. Journal of Contemporary Psychological Research, Vol.2 Issue 3 December 2015, ISSN 2455-0981.

2016

  • Jain, V., and Manjula, M.Y. (2016). Impact of Intervention Programme on Achievement Motivation and Academic Achievement of Dalit adolescent girls. Shodha. 5(2);136-145.
  • Jain, V., and Manjula, M.Y. (2016). Psychological well-being among Dalit Adolescent Girls. IER Journal of Health and Demography
  • Maheshbabu, N and S.G.Jadhav (2016). “Job anxiety, Job Satisfaction and Mental Health among Working Teacher Couples. International journal of current research. International journal of current research. Vol 8, Issue, 11, pp.41099-41102
  • Navya Shree G.C. and Shefali S.K (2016). Attitude towards marriage and life satisfaction among mid adults. International journal of Indian psychology, Volume 3, issue 3, ISSN 2348- 5396.
  • Navya Shree G.C. (2016). Effect of Psychosocial Education on Intimacy and Autonomy among Adolescents. International journal of Research in social sciences (IJRSS), Volume 6, issue 1, 2016, ISSN- 2249-2946
  • Navya Shree G.C. (2016). Need for Psychologists in schools: Teachers’ Perspective. Shodha, Volume 5 issue no. 2, 2016, ISSN 2249-0396
  • Navya Shree G.C. (2016). Effect of Psychosocial Education on Achievement motivation among adolescents. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2016, ISSN – 2249-555X

2017

  • Jain, V., and Manjula, M.Y. (2017). Effect of intervention programme on academic achievement and self-efficacy of adolescent Dalit girls. Art & Education International Research Journal 4(1), 1-3.
  • Maheshbabu, N, Chandrkanth. B. K, and Shivakumar S Chengti (2017). Adjustment and Social support of pre-university college adolescents. The international journal of Indian psychology. Vol 4, Issue 2. No 96.
  • Navya Shree G.C. (2017). Effect of Psychosocial Education on Achievement Motivation among Adolescents. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Volume 6, Issue 4, ISSN-2249-555X
  • Navya Shree, G.C. (2017). Psychological wellbeing among the adolescents who have experienced and who have not experienced sexual abuse. Indian journal of health and well-being- Volume 8, Issue 4,

2018

  • Jain, V., and A. (2018). Self-esteem and self-efficacy among orphan adolescents and adolescents living with their parents. Contemporary Research in India, 8(1), 103-107. (ISBN 2231-2131).  (UGC Approved Journal (Sr. No. 3430 Journal No. 62441) / NAAS Score 2018: 3.23, GIFactor: 0.9)
  • Ramesh, A., and Jain, V (2018). Self Esteem among Pre University Students. International Journal of Indian Psychology, 6(4).
  • Maheshbabu, N, Chandrkanth. B. K, Shivakumar S Chengti (2018). Impact of mental health on job satisfaction of secondary school couple teachers. The international journal of Indian Psychology. Vol 6. No 2.
  • Shilpa Mohan and Maheshbabu, N (2018). Depression among recently disabled adolescents adapting to a new reality. Indian Psychological Review. Vol 90. No 1. Pp 13-18 (UGC Approved). ISSN 00196215
  • Maheshbabu, N, and Basavaraj Bappan (2018). An intervention program on mental alertness and self-concept of underprivileged. International Journal of Current Research and Modern Education. Vol 3. Issue 1. 60-62.
  • Maheshbabu, N, and Basavaraj Bappan (2018). Mental alertness and self-esteem of underprivileged students. International journal of current research. Vol 10. Issue 1.
  • Varsha A Malagi (2018) Spirituality among Non-Ashtang Yoga practitioners and Non-Yoga Practitioners. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Volume 6, Issue 4, DIP: 18.01.116/20180604 DOI: 10.25215/0604.116, 2018. ISSN 2348-5396 (e) | ISSN: 2349-3429 (p)

2019

  • Kulkarni, S., and Jain, V. (2019). The Impact of intervention programme on Self-Esteem and Achievement Motivation among Adolescent Girls. Asian Journal of Multidimensional Research, 8 (Spl.Iss 2), 181-188. Impact Factor: SJIF 2018- 6.053 ISSN (online) 2278-4853.
  • Antony, J.A. and Jain, V. (2019). Goal setting among indigent adolescents. International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR). 6(2), Impact Factor: 5.75 Google Scholar. E-ISSN 2348-1269
  • Maheshbabu, N. (2019). The differences in socio demographic factors on cyber bullying among adolescents. Indian Psychological Review. Vol 92. No 1. Pp 3-6. ISSN 00196215.
  • Varsha A Malagi (2019) College-going late adolescent’s Attitude towards women. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), Volume 24, Issue 1, 2019.
  • Varsha A Malagi (2019) Mindfulness among Non-Ashtang Yoga Practitioners and Non-Yoga Practitioners, International Journal for Psychology and Social Sciences, Volume 03, Issue 01, Page no. 94 – 109; Impact factor- 3.489.
  • Anjitha Nirmal, and Varsha A. Malagi (2019). Helping Attitude among Nurses working in Government and Private Hospitals, International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, Volume 9 Issue 1, January 2019, ISSN: 2249-2496 Impact Factor: 7.081, 2019.
  • Varsha A. Malagi, H, (2019). Mindfulness among theatre artists and Non-theatre artists. International Journal of Social Sciences Review, Volume 7, Issue 6, June 2019, ISSN: 2347-3797, 1815-1819.
  • Ananya K S, and Navyashree G C (2019). Influence of Cultural Ambiguity on Interpersonal relations among Anglo. Indians. Asian Journal of Multidimensional Research, Vol 8, Issue 9, ISSN 2278-4853, pg no 90- 102
  • Navya Shree G.C. and Manjula M.Y (2019). Self-Efficacy among adolescent survivors of sexual abuse and use of solution focused therapy. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Volume 9, issue 2, ISSN 2249-555X, UGC Sr. No. 49333

2020

  • Maheshbabu, N and Madhushree.S (2020). Mental Alertness, Self-esteem and Emotional Intelligence of Underprivileged Students: A Remedial Intervention Program. Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science. 33(3): 15-19. DOI: 10.9734/JESBS/2020/v33i330205.pp 15-19
  • Maheshbabu, N and Anirudh R (2020). The role of happiness in young adults of Hostelites and Non-Hostelites. Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 23. No. 02. E-ISSN: 09758935, P-ISSN: 02531097, Impact factor: 5.252(2019), pp-485-492

2020
Book Publication

  • Maheshbabu, N and Sushmita.J (2020).Alcoholics and dependents, Stress, marital adjustment and coping strategies. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing House Germany ISBN No: 978-6200566225
  • Mental health
  • cognitive Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Industrial psychology

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