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B.Sc Psychology

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Programme Offered:

UG: B.Sc Psychology

Sanctioned Strength: 50

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates who have passed in +2 Board exams of any stream may apply. Students from Vocational stream are not eligible to apply.Preference will be given to science students with Biology.

Major activities in the sphere of extension and institutional social responsibility.
  1. Case Studies, Research papers and Reviews in Neuropsychology Psychology were published as a book (ISBN 978-93-81992-15-9) in the academic year 2013-14. The book was edited by Dr.AshimaNehra and Dr.Subashini

  2. Suicide prevention awareness program is conducted every year. A debate on ‘Stigma: A barrier to suicide prevention efforts’, poster designing competition on the topic “Suicide prevention one world connected, screening of the movie was among the activities taken with respect to suicide prevention.

  3. The Department organized “White gifts day” as a demonstration of pro-social behaviour during which students donated stationery objects wrapped in white. The collected items were then given to students belonging to a tribal school.

  4. A book on “Stories of healing” written and designed by the students was released in an attempt to spread positivity and hope.

  5. IQ assessment and group therapy sessions were conducted for children of BalaViharschool in the academic year 2018.

  6. A final year student conducted neuro-cognitive assessment and assisted a psychiatrist with cognitive remedial therapy in the year 2017-2018.

  7. Students are also involved in remedial education for children with dyslexia after being trained through the need-based skill development course.

Best practices:

  1. The department of psychology conducts a dyslexia course in collaboration with KIDS Learning Centre, which certifies students and enhances their employability in the field of special education. Six batches of students have completed and few are also employed

  2. Students of the department are encouraged to present research papers.

  3. Feedback is taken from students to enrich the teaching learning process.

  4. The Department encourages peer learning and peer counselling.

  5. The department resorts to innovative teaching methodologies such as showing movies

    featuring mental health issues followed by discussions, activities such as role plays, role rehearsals, gratitude journaling, proposal presentations, chart presentations, worksheets discussions etc.

Books and articles published by faculties

S.No

Name of the faculty members

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Name of the book

Publication Name

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Year of Publication

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1.

Dr.K.Jayanthi Rani ( Second Author)

Chapter in a book: School Psychology: Prospects of Children with multiple disabilities
Title of the article: Ameliorate Autism through Integrated Therapy

Authors Press ISBN: 978-93-5207- 337-5

2016

2.

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K.Jayanthi Rani

InnisaiMeetumManadhu”(StressManagement)

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New Century Book House, Chennai, May 2013.

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2013

3.

M. RamyaMaheswari

Article on “Becoming Socially Intelligent”

e-magazine published by SAATA(South Asian Transactional Analyst Association

2018

RESOURCE PERSONS:

The staffs of the department have acted as resource persons in various forums:

Dr.K.Jayanthi Rani

  •   Consultation program on “Developing a culture on Child Protection and Protection of Elderly” organised by SERFAC on 30th August 2013.

  •   Gave a lecture on ‘Stress Management’ as a resource person for CSS, Ethiraj College on 26th September 2013

  •   Gave a lecture on ‘Stress Management’ as a resource person for Madras Veterinary College on 5th October 2013

  •   Chaired a concurrent session in International Conference on Current Perspectives in Educational Psychology’, organised by TNOU & WCC on 29th November 2013

  •   Chaired a concurrent scientific session IV C on 29.11.2013 in the two-day international conference on “Current perspectives in Educational Psychology” organized by TNOU and Dept of Psychology, WCC.

  •   Interview in PuthiyaThalaimuraion Safe toys and Gifts on 20th December 2013

  •   Board Member, Model Personality Test, All India Civil Services Coaching Centre, Govt. Of Tamil Nadu on 20th and 21st March 2014

  •   Gave a lecture to parents and their children on 27.07.2014 on the topic “Child Development and Care” organized by Sunshine Academy & NSS, Ethiraj College for Women.

  •   Gave a Special Lecture on “Effective Time Management” Dept of Psychology, ManonmaniamSundaranar University, Tirunelveli 28.08.2014

  •   Recorded a talk on the topic “Youth and Mental Health” which was broadcast by All India Radio for 4 days 28, 29 Nov & 6, 13 Dec 2014.

  •   Preparation of Course Material for UG Psychology Paper on “Psychology of Adjustment”, in Tamil for Tamil University. Thanjavur, 2014

  •   Resource person on the occasion on Women’s day for employees of C-Bazaar on the topic “Mental Health of Women” on 8th March 2015

  •   Resource person on the occasion on Women’s day for employees of Department of Economics and Statistics, Govt. Of Tamil Nadu on the topic “Psychological Issues faced by Working Women-Balancing Personal life and Worklife” on 10th March 2015

  •   Was a speaker in Symposium on the topic “Life Skills in Education” in the regional conference on “Life Skills and Adolescent Development” organized by The Indian Association of Life Skills Education and UNICEF, Regional Office, Chennai on 6th and 7th April 2015.

  •   Delivered a lecture on the topic “Teen Welfare” to the students of Vidyodaya Girls Higher Secondary School, Chennai on 25th June 2015.

  •   Conducted an Orientation programme for Higher Secondary students of P.T.LeeChengalvarayaNaicker Higher Secondary School, Chennai on 7th, 10th, 14th and 17th July 2015.

  •   Guest speaker for the Annettes of Rotary club of Madras Vadapalani on 13th September 2015

  •   Organized three days session for Fisheries Department Officials, Fisheries Staff training Institute, Tamilnadu Fisheries University, Chennai covered following topics Self- awareness and personality growth, Assertiveness, Live your life from 18.05.2016 to 20.05.2016.

  •   Gave a lecture on Stress Management for DCPOs, Dept of Social Defence, Govt of Tamilnadu on 3rd June 2016

  •   Conducted an Orientation programme for Higher Secondary students of P.T.LeeChengalvarayaNaicker Higher Secondary School, Chennai on 2nd, 4th, 9th and 11th August 2016.

  •   Participated in Reflection Discussion on Draft National Education Policy, 2016 on 10th September, 2016 at Madras School of Social Work, Chennai.

  •   Conducted a day-long external academic audit of the Department of Psychology and its functioning on 06/10/2016 in Patrician College of Arts and Science, Chennai

  •   Preparation of Course material for M.Sc Psychology (SIM pattern) Directorate of Distance Education, Alagappa University Social Psychology and Counselling Theories and Techniques – 2016

  •   Served as a resource person for the workshop on “Enhancing performance of teachers through stress management” for teachers of Ethiraj Matriculation School, Vellore on 1st April 2017 organized by IQAC Ethiraj College.

  •   Conducted an Orientation programme for Higher Secondary students of P.T.LeeChengalvarayaNaicker Higher Secondary School, Chennai on 8th, 11th , 14th and 19th July 2017.

  •   Chaired in the scientific session on ‘Psychosocial Issues in Institutional Wellbeing” in the 3rd International conference by the Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University and 6thInSPA International conference, 2016 held on 13-15 October, 2016 at Pondicherry University, Puducherry.

  •   Preparation of Course material for PG course in Psychology for the Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras for the course “Positive Psychology” 2018.

  •   Chaired a Scientific Session in the 3 days International conference on “Challenges of Workplace Counselling in the new millennium New approach towards Employee Assistance Program (EAP)” organized by the Department of Counselling Psychology, University of Madras from 1st to 3rd March 2019.

    M. RamyaMaheswari:

  •   Chaired a concurrent session in the International Conference on “Current perspectives in Educational Psychology” organised by women’s Christian college and Tamilnadu open university held on 28th and 29th November 2013.

  •   Guest lecture on “Changing mind set” for CISF Personnel. July 2013.

  •   Served as one of the resource person for an 2 day Interactive programme “Play and

    Learn” on Resource Management for adolescents, May 2015.

  •   Preparation of Course Material for UG Psychology Paper on “Psychological Statistics”

    Periyar University, 2015.

  •   Guest lecture on “Anatomical Structure of the Nervous system” for students of the

    Department of Psychology, MOP Vaishnav College for Women, August 2016.

  •   Preparation of Course Material for PG Psychology Paper on “Theories of Personality”,

    Alagappa University, 2016

  •   Guest lecture for B.Sc Psychology students on Biological Psychology at MOP Vaishnav

    College for Women, Chennai on 10th August 2016

  •   Special lecture on student counselling, organized by Women’s studies centre. Thiagarajar

    College, Madurai, 12thFebruary 2016.

  •   Guest lecture on “Neural communication and Synaptic transmission” to students ofB.Sc Psychology students on Biological Psychology Patrician College, Chennai on 28th July 2016

  •   Member, Syllabus Revison workshop Tamilnadu Public Service Commission, 16thMarch 2017,

  •   Served as a resource person for the workshop on “Enhancing performance of teachers through stress management” for teachers of Ethiraj Matriculation School, Vellore, 1st April 2017.

  •   Resource person for one day programme on “Principles and paradigms for successful teens”, 21st May, 2017.

  •   Special Lecture on “Brain and perception” for the B.E Biotechnology Students on the inaugural of the BT Society, 24th Jan 2018.

  •   Guest Lecture for Social Work students of Madras Christian College on “Psychological Assessment” 21st Feb 2018.

  •   Resource person, Living values camp for early adolescence, held by Pearl city academy of leadership and management skills. May 18th, 2018.

  •   Guest Lecture for students of the Department of Psychology at Madras School of Social Work on Personality Disorders on 8th March 2018

  •   Preparation of Course Material Theories of Personality for M.Sc Psychology SIM Pattern for Directorate of Distance Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi.

  •   Conducted a Mental health awareness programme on 13th October 2018 for the Rotractors of Rotaract Club of Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai -8.

  •   Edited a journal “Catalyst”containing student’s research articles, released by capusinnovatios league, Ethiraj College for Women, 2018

  •   Discussion on Mental Health Tool Development on 25th September 2018

  •   Lesson writing for the UG course on Biological psychology for the Institute of

    Distance education, University of Madras,

  •   Co chair for a technical paper presentation session during the International Conference

    of Challenges in workplace Counselling in the New millennium New approach towards employee assistance programme on 1stMarch 2019.

Mrs. Keren Fredrick

  •   Lesson writing for PG course in Psychology for the Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras for the course “ Advanced – General Psychology” and “Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy”

  •   Lesson writing for UG course in Psychology for the Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras for the course “Developmental Psychology – I & II.

    PLACEMENT ACTIVITIES

Year

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No. Of Student Registered

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No: Of Students Placed

2013-14

3

1

2014-15

5

3 (Off campus) (Accenture, Fit Kids Educational Pvt Ltd, Mckinsey and company)

2015-16

3

3 (off campus)( Sittara, Fit kids Educational , New Indian express)

2016-17

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9

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NIL

2017-18

2

5 (Off campus) (Sittara, PSYCAFE, SIMS)

2018-19

2

2 (Campus Placement- Ernest & Young)

STUDENT ACHEIVEMENTS

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
SPORTS AND CULTURAL ACHIEVEMENTS

S.No

Name of the student

Batch

Event

Place

1

IpsitaSriram

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2016-2018

Radio Mirchi Dance Competition (2015-2016)

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II Prize

2

AparnaRajeev

2015-2018

IIT Saarang Instrumental Music (Violin) (2015-2016)

II Prize

3

Aishwarya , Nivedha N, ShanmugaPriya

2014-2017

International Youth Conclave 2015, Short Film Competition (2015-2016)

II Prize

4

Satya G

2014-2017

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Ethiraj Magazine – 2015

Best contribution for scrambler

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5

Kavya Kumar

2014-2017

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IIT Madras Online Creative Writing (2015- 2016)

III Prize

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6

AksheyaaAkilan

2015-2018

Hindustan Youth Leadership Conference (HYLC) (2015- 2016)

Best Photo Journalist Award.

7

Sanjushree V H

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2015-2018

NccDhaksha Contingent Drill (2015-2016)

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I Prize

8

Sanjushree V H

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2015-2018

NccDhaksha Line Area(2015-2016)

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I Prize

9

Sanjushree V H

2015-2018

NccDhaksha Flag Area (2015-2016)

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I Prize

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10

Sanjushree V H

2015-2018

NccDhaksha – Extempore (2015-2016)

II Prize

11

Sanjushree V H

2015-2018

NccDhaksha Group Discussion (2015-2016)

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Best Speaker

12

Sanjushree V H

2015-2018

NccDhaksha – Personal Interview (2015-2016

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I Prize

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13

Sanjushree V H

2015-2018

NccDhaksha BcWrittens (2015-2016)

I Prize

14

Sanjushree V H

2015-2018

NccDhaksha Fault Finding(2015-2016)

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III Prize

15

Sanjushree V H

2015-2018

NccDhaksha Best Cadet(Bc) Selection (2015- 2016)

Best BC

16

Sanjushree V H

2015-2018

National Nutrition Week – Photography (2015-2016

I Prize

17

Sanjushree V H

2015-2018

Numera – Adzap (2015- 2016)

III Prize

18

Sanjushree V H

2015-2018

E-Square Block and Tackle (2015-2016)

III Prize

19

Rajeshwari M

2012-2015

Quest For Green Economics 2015, Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College (Autonomous) (2015)

First Place for Street Play&Street Theatre

20

Bavadharini

2016-2019

Daksha’16

Bravo Platoon- Flag Area

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21

Vanitha Raj W

2016-2019

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Daksha’16

Bravo Platoon- Flag Area

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22

Aishwarya N

Quest For Green Economics 2015, Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College (Autonomous) (2015)

First Place Street Play and street theatre

2012-2015

Techofes, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University (2015)

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First Place street theatre

23

vimala and jyotssna

2017-2020

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Loyola college (2017)

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treasure hunt I place

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24

sugithaa

2017-2020

women’s Christian college (2019)

acoustics and acapella
II place

25

sugithaa

2017-2020

madras Christian college (2018)

western acoustics II place

26

sugithaa

2017-2020

stellsmaris college

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group music I place

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27

sugithaa

2017-2020

women’s Christian college (2019)

do re mi- singing II place

28

sugithaa

2017-2020

mop vaishav college(2018)

the sound of music III place

29

sugithaa

2017-2020

stellamaris (2019)

create a comic II place

30

Aarthy

2018-2021

state development authority of tamilnadu
2019

100mts free style-girls at district level III place

31

aarthy

2018-2021

state development authority of tamilnadu
2019

waterpoloat districtlevel I Place

32

shalini H

2015-2018

mop vaishav college

table tennis III place

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33

shalini H

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2015-2018

madras university

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table tennis at zonal level
I prize

ACCOLADES

JuwaalaSelvam,
Elected as Good Will Youth Leader by the Good Will Society (2016).

AanchalVishwanathanAnand :
Received a full scholarship to attend the International Dance Retreat in Udaipur, August 2014.
Performed at the common wealth youth festival in Glasgow, Scotland, 2014

AksheyaAkilan
Photographs selected and featured in BBC Earth, BBC Brazil and AIR India’s ShubhYatra Magazine, July edition (2017)

D. Monika, I B.Sc Psychology (2018 -21) won the:
Yuvashree Kala Bharathi Award from V.D.S Academy NrithyaVallabhi Award from BalaNatyaManjari Trust
Grade-B Artist in Bharathanatyam from Dhoordhashan Channel

Students participated in the Tamil Skit and bagged the Rolling trophy from BharatidasanArakatalayai for the skit titled “7 Nimidangal” for the academic year 2017-18

Intercollegiate exhibition competition held by Bakthavatchalam College in association with the University of Madras : Third place bagged by the students of batch 2018-21

FACULTY PROFILE

Dr. M. RamyaMaheshwari,

Qualification: M.Sc., MPhil.,PhD

Designation :Assistant Professor And Head Of The Department

Years Of Experience :UG : 14 Years

Area Of Specialization :Mental Retardation And Rehabilitation, Heath Psychology.

Email ID:[email protected]

Dr.Jayanthi Rani,

Qualification: MA., PhD., SLET

Designation :Assistant Professor

Years Of Experience :UG : 13 Years

Area Of Specialization :Counselling Psychology, Organizational Behaviour, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Email ID:[email protected]

Mrs.Keren Fredrick,

Qualification: M.Sc.,NET

Designation :Assistant Professor

Years Of Experience :UG : 4 Years

Area Of Specialization :Abnormal Psychology, Basic Psychology, Psychological Testing, Counselling Psychology

Email ID: [email protected]

Ms. Radhikaa. K,

Qualification: M.Sc., MPhil., NET

Designation :Assistant Professor

Years Of Experience :UG : 1 Month

Area Of Specialization :Counselling Psychology, Social Psychology, Human Resource Development Psychology.

Email ID:-

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Paper presented and published by Students

S.No

Name of the student

Paper Title

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International conference

1

Vaishali Bajaj& Anjali. B.Nair

Presented a Paper titled:“Challenges Faced By Low Income Students: ALiterature Review

International Conference on Current Perspectives in Educational Psychology 28-29 Nov 2013

2

1Anjali B Nair

Problems faced by low socio economic students: Indentifying the need for Life Skills Training

5th International Conference on Life Skills Education
20-22 Feb 2014

3

Deepa. S

Best Paper award for Paper Presentation titled ‘Stress and coping amongst higher secondary students

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National conference on ‘Enhancing Psychological Well Being’ 2014

4

S.Deepa and DhanyaPillai

I Prize for their research paper titled

“Perceived support satisfaction Young Adults”

social Life among

and

Young Psychologist Competition

organized by the Department of Psychology, Christ University on December 16, 2014.

5

V.Renuka

Best Paper for her research paper titled “Occupational stress and Job Involvement among gulf Immigrants”

International Conference on Enriching Employee Engagement in Organizations Role of Psychology organized by Department of Psychology, University of Madras on 30 and 31st January 2015.

6

A.Swetha , P. Jayshree and S.S Aakruthi

Best Paper for their research paper titled “Understanding and Managing disabilities :Role of School Counselor”

International Conference on Recent Trends in Counselling organized by the Dr.M.G.RJanaki College For Women from 4th to 6th Feb, 2015.

7

Vaishali Bajaj and Anjali Nair

Young Achiever award for their paper

International conference on ‘Child and women mental health’

titled’ Relationship between body image and depression: Comparison between adolescents and young adult female’

21-23rd March 2015

8

Renuka B

Awarded “Best Paperfor a Paper Titled: Occupational Stress among Gulf Immigrants.

The Second International Conference on Enriching Employee Engagement in Organization Role of Psychology.
30
th -1st February 2015

9

Vaishali Bajaj and Anjali Nair

Presented a research Paper on :Stigmatising attitudes towards depression and professional help seeking

“Young psychologist competition” organized by the department of psychology, Christ University, February 2016.

10

Akshayalakshmi V.R

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Presented a Paper Titled : Faces without Voices- Physical and Emotional Abuse of Children by Teachers

Fourth International and Eighth Biennial Conference of the Indian Society of Victimology.
9
th -11th Oct 2014

11

1Deepa S , Divya j. Choksi and DhanyaPillai

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Presented a Paper titled: Psychological Well Being And Optimism Amongst Middle Aged Women

UGC Sponsored International Conference on “Child and Women Mental Health”– University of Madras (2014)

12

1Anjali B Nair

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The Impact on Schizophrenia : A Literature Review

Sixth International Conference on Schizophrenia Schizophrenia Research Foundation 21- 23 Aug 2014.

13

Akshayalakshmi V.R.

Presented a paper titled: A study of Emotional Maturity and Self- Concept Among College Students

National Conference on Adolescent Health, sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC)
23rd-24th January 2015

14

Anjali B Nair and Vaishali Bajaj

Presented a Paper Titled: Relationship between Work Locus of Control and Job

Satisfaction
College Teachers: A Correlational Study.

among

Second International Conference on Enriching Employee Engagement in Organization- Role of Psychology. 30th – 1st February 2015

15

Anjali B Nair

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Presented a Paper titled: Attitude Towards Depression Among Undergraduate Students of Chennai City

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National Conference on Adolescent Health, sponsored by University Grants Commission (2015)

16

1Krithika P R, SindhShrii N and RamyaMaheshwari

Caregiver Strain and Psychiatric Morbidity Among Primary Caregivers of Cancer Patients

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International Conference on Emerging Trends in Psychology
15th-17th March 2018

17

Manasa T, 1NausheenFareedha M and RamyaMaheshwari

M

Emotional Expressivity and Loneliness: A Cross-cultural Study

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International Conference on Emerging Trends in Psychology
15th-17th March 2018

18

1Sri
SaiRishitha Rajlakshmi RamyaMaheshwari

Nandini, V, R and

Family Satisfaction and its Imapct on Self Esteem among Youth in urban and Rural Areas

International Conference on Emerging Trends in Psychology
15th-17th March 2018

Paper presented and published by Faculties

S.No

Name Of The Faculty

Topic

Name Of The Conference /Seminars/Workshop

Level (State/National/ International)

1.

M. RamyaMaheswar i& A. Malarkodi

Presented a paper titled “A study oftransactional styles and classroom behaviour and instructional management among college teachers”

Conference on Current perspectives in educational psychology , 28th and 29th November 2013 organised by WCC and TNOU, Chennai

International

2.

M. RamyaMaheswar i& A. Malarkodi

Presented a paper titled “Comparative study of cognitive styles between adolescent boys and girls”.

Conference on Cognitive science initiative in education organised by ManonmaniumSundaranar University 13th and 14th March 2014

National

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3

M. RamyaMaheswar i& A. Malarkodi

Presented a paper titled “Sexist attitudes among college going students”

Conference on “Contemporary History”
30th and 31st January, 2015, Organised by department of History and TTM, Ethiraj College For Women.

International

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4

A. Malarkodi& M. RamyaMaheswar i

Co-presented a paper titled “ A study of sickness presenteeismand burn-out among college teachers”

Conference on “Enriching Employee Engagement in organistaions- Role of Psychology” on 30th, 31st January and 1st February,2015”, Organised by theDepartment of Psychology, Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras

International

5

M. RamyaMaheswar i& A. Malarkodi

Presented a paper titled “Hope anddecisional coping patterns in teaching professionals”

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Conference on “Challenges inWorkplace counseling in the new millennium: New approach towards Employee Assistance Programme” from 1st to 3rd March 2019.

International

6

Karthikeyan, K.Jayanthi Rani &C.Harini

Ameliorate Autism through Integrated Therapy

3rd InSPA National conference on School Psychology services to children with Multiple Disabilities, 22nd to 24th November 2013 at NIEPMD, Chennai

National

7

K.Jayanthi Rani

Fostering creativity in School

School of Social Sciences, TNOU

International

Environment

&Dept of Psychology, WCC, 28th and 29th November 2013

8

K.Jayanthi Rani

A Psychological exploration ofIraianbu’s novels

National Conference on“IraianbuPadaipulagam”, 7th &8th Feb 2014

National

9

K.Jayanthi Rani

Periyar’s role in redesigning the socio-cultural environment of Tamilnadu and its impact on well- being

Conference organized by Dept of History, Tourism and Travel Management, Ethiraj College, 30 – 31 January 2015

International

10

K.Jayanthi Rani

“Hidden curriculum vs contemporary approaches to moral education – need and challenges”

First International conference on School Psychology, Malaysia from 10th to 12th January 2019

International

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11

K.Jayanthi Rani

“Spiritual Intelligence of college teachers”

Conference on “Challenges inWorkplace counseling in the new millennium: New approach towards Employee Assistance Programme from 1st to 3rd March 2019.

National

10

G.Aarthi

Presented a paper titled, “Effects ofTreatment duration on motivation, coping and wellbeing in recoveringalcoholic”

Conference on BiopsychologicalWellBeing on 25.02.2015

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National

11

Haripriya . B

Prepotency of Maslow’s Lower Order Needs Over Self- Actualization among Faculty

Bangalore University, 6th 8th May 2016.

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International

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12

Haripriya . B

Influence of subjective vitality,self- esteem, importance and likelihood of attaining aspiration on self- actualizing behaviour of faculty

Pondicherry University, 13th – 15th October 2016.

International

13

Ebenezer Joseph, VeenaEasvarados s, SundarManohara n, David Chandran, Sweta Jain, Ashwath Paul

Co-authored a poster presented titled” Impact of Chess Learning onIntelligence of School going children”

11th International Neuropsychiatry Association, Neuropsychiatry 2018, NIMHANS Bangalore
15TH-17TH February 2018

International

14

Ebenezer Joseph, VeenaEasvarados s, Suneera

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Co-authored a paper presented titled” “Enhancing Verbal Reasoning of School going children

International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends, Portugal

International

Abraham, Sweta Jain

through Chess Learning”

5th-7th May 2018

15

VeenaEasvarados s, Ebenezer Joseph, David Chandran, Sweta Jain, Ashwath Paul

Co-authored a paper presented titled “Impact of Chess Learning onProcessing Speed of School goingchildren”

International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends, Portugal
5th-7th May 2018

International

16

Ebenezer Joseph, VeenaEasvarados s, Sweta Jain, Jeevitha G

Co-authored a paper presented titled “Malleability of Processing Speed through Chess Training in School going children”

106th Indian Science Congress, Jalandhar
3rd-7th January 2019

National

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17

Ebenezer Joseph, VeenaEasvarados s, David Chandran, Sweta Jain

Co-authored a poster presented titled “Enhancing Cognitive Functions in Children through Chess Intervention”

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T S Srinivasan-NIMHANS Knowledge Conclave 2019, NIMHANS
15th-16th February 2019

National

PUBLICATIONS:

Name Of The Staff

Name Of The Journal /Books

Title Of The Paper

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National /International

ISBN /ISSN

M. RamyaMaheswari

Periyar University Journal of Psychology,

Health locus of control and exercise participation motives in overweight adolescent girls.

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National

ISSN No: 2319- 9601 Volume 1: No.1, pp.60- 66. June 2013.

M. RamyaMaheswari& A. Malarkodi

Book on Current perspectives in educational psychology.

A study of transactional styles and classroom behaviour and instructional management among collegeteachers”

National

ISBN: 978- 93-5001-418- 9, November 2013

M. RamyaMaheswari& A. Malarkodi

Book on Cognitive science initiative in

Comparative study of

National

ISBN 978- 81-909565-1-

education

cognitive styles between adolescent boys and girls

2
March 2014

Anjali Nair & M. RamyaMaheswari

Book on “AdolescentMental Health- An interdisciplinary approach”

Co-authored a paper titled“Attitudes towards Depression among undergraduate students of the Chennai city

National

ISBN No: 978-93- 81992-64-7 January 2015

A.Malarkodi and M. RamyaMaheswari

A book on “ResearchStudies on Enriching Employee Engagement’

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“ A study ofsickness presenteeism and burn-out amongcollege teachers”

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National

ISBN: 978- 93-81992-65- 4 February 2015

M. RamyaMaheswari&Dr.SheelaHemalatha Julius

Research Journal of Social Science and Management

A comparative study of Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Exercise between exercising and non-exercising and non- exercising adolescent girls

International

ISSN 2251- 1571
Vol. 4, No 11, March 2015

M. RamyaMaheswari& Dr SheelaHemalatha Julius

Indian Journal of health and Well being.

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Physical self- concept and Physical activity of overweight adolescent girls

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National

ISSN: 2229-5356 Impact factor for the year 2012- 0.47 April 2016

Amritha Sridhar and M. RamyaMaheswari

Catalyst Released by Campus innovation League, Ethiraj College For Women

Role of Income and Gender in Personal Financial literacy

Regional

ISBN No:978-81- 936440-2-7 June 2018

Sreenidhi S & M. RamyaMaheswari

Catalyst Released by Campus innovation League, Ethiraj College For Women

Relationship between Locus of Control and Perceived Stress in Millennials

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Regional

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ISBN No: 978-81- 936440-2-7 June 2018

Shobanalaksmi& M. RamyaMaheswari

Catalyst Released by Campus innovation League, Ethiraj College For Women

Determinants of voting behaviour among college students

Regional

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ISBN No:978-81- 936440-2-7 June 2018

Samyuktha Kumar and RamyaMaheswari .M

Indian Journal of Health & Well being,

Cognitive biases in preventive health decisions.

National

ISSN p- 2229-5356 e-2321-3689 Vol(9), Issue 10-12, pp1005-1011 Oct- Dec 2018

NAAS Ratings 4.13

K.Jayanthi Rani

Full paper in the Procedings of the International Conference on Current perspectives in educational psychology,

Fostering creativity in school environmentt

International

ISBN: 978- 93-5001-418- Nov 2013.

K.Jayanthi Rani

Chapter in a Book titled“IraianbuPadaipulagam”Published by New Century Book House,

Authored aChapter titled “APsychological Exploration ofIraianbu’s Novels

National

ISBN: 978- 81-2342-589- 4
Jan 2014

K. Jayanthi Rani (2014)

Indian Journal of Gerontology, Vol:28, No:2, pp.291-302

Elderly and the Youth in the Intergenerational Indian Society

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National

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ISSN: 0971- 4189

K.Jayanthi Rani

Indian Journal of Social Research Vol.55(6) Nov-Dec, 2014 (781- 785)

First Author – “Efficacy ofCognitive Behaviour Therapy in Alleviating Symptoms of Depression and Stress in Institutionalized Elderly

National

ISSN:0019- 5626

K. Jayanthi Rani & S. Gayathri Devi

Indian Journal of Gerontology. Vol.28, No.2, pp 291-302 (2014)

Elderly and the Youth in the Intergenerational Indian society

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National

ISSN 0971-4189

Karthikeyan, K.Jayanthi Rani &C.Harini

Chapter in a book titled‘School Psychology:Prospects of children with Multiple Disabilities’Authorspress(2016)

Ameliorate Autism through Integrated Therapy

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National

ISBN: 978- 93-5207-337- 5

K Jayanthi Rani and S Gayatridevi

Indian Journal of Gerontology (2018) Vol.32, No.1 pp 36-50

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as a tool to enhance Mental Health of Institutionalised

National

ISSN:0971- 4189

Elderly

Akila A and Jayanthi Rani K (2018). InSPA

InSPA Journal of Applied and School Psychology April 2018, Vol. 1, No. 1, 11-12.

Role of Physical Attractiveness Stereotype in Hiring Process

National

HamsiniSivaramakrishnan and K.Jayanthi Rani (2018).

International Journal of Social Sciences Review

Emotional intelligence and coping skills among Indian cricketers.

National

ISSN: 2347- 3797
ugc journal no:41948 NAAS rating
3.17

Niveditha Ganesh Mohan and K.Jayanthi Rani (2018).

International Journal of Social Sciences Review

Cyberbullying experience and coping mechanisms of young adults.

National

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ISSN: 2347- 3797
ugc journal no:41948 NAAS rating
2.72

Jayashree&Keren Frederick

Catalyst Released by Campus innovation League, Ethiraj College For Women

Relationship between perceived parenting styles and resilience among young adults

Regional

ISBN No: 978-81- 936440-2-7 June 2018

Ebenezer Joseph, VeenaEasvaradoss, Suneera Abraham, Sweta Jain (2018).

International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Science

Enhancing Verbal Reasoning of School Children through Chess Learning

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International

ISSN No: 2456- 7361(Volume 2, Issue 7, pp. 1-3)

Ebenezer Joseph, VeenaEasvaradoss, David Chandran, Sweta Jain, Ashwath Paul

Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal

Impact of Chess Learning On Processing Speed of School-Going Children.

International

ISSN No: 2055- 0286(Volume 5, Issue 6) (2018).

G.Aarthi

International Journal of Indian Psychology

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Effects of Electroconvulsive Therapy on Executive Functions

International

ISSN- 2348- 5396

ABOUT US

The Department of Psychology is an undergraduate Department, incepted in the year 2003.

The sanctioned strength of the Department was increased from 30 to 50 in the year 2011.The number of applications received has steadily been on the rise from the year of inception and the pass percentage of the department has also been above 85 % from the time of inception.

Every year the dept celebrates its annual association meet PSYNERGY during which we invite experts in the field of mental health, to enlighten students on various fields of specialisation. PSYNERGY has been viewed as one of the best practices of the department as they are theme based. Invited lectures, intra and intercollegiate events are aligned to the theme. Psynergy, in the previous years has focussed on positive psychology, environmental psychology, neuropsychology, social psychology, psychology of crime etc, Rehabilitation Psychology. This year we have chosen to understand Protective factors in adolescent Mental Health. Apart from this, the department has organised 3 National Seminars in the following topics” Well being across life span”, “ Emerging Trends in Neuropsychology” and “Promoting positive mental health in adolescents and 2 State level workshops. Periodic guest lectures are organised within the department with respect to every subject being taught.

Despite being an undergraduate department, the staff and students of the department present and publish research papers periodically. The papers of our students have won the best paper award at national and international conferences. Our students have also won the “YOUNG psychologist competition” held by Christ University, Bangalore for their research presentation. The staffs of the department also serve as resource persons for workshops and other training programmes. They are invited as subject experts on Board of studies and members of the academic audit panel.

The department also has a rich cultural life with students participating in many co-curricular and extra – curricular activities. Many students also take up summer internships in places of repute. The department also conducts a certificate course in dyslexia in collaboration with kids learning centre. The department also takes up extension activities and students are also take part in extension activities of the college such as rotaract, Red Ribbon Club, etc

SEMINAR AND WORKSHOPS

Seminars/ Workshops organized

  •   State level workshop on “Exploring the dimensions of social intelligence” 1st October, 2014.

  •   National Seminar on “Promoting Positive Mental health in adolescents” 9th January 2016.

  •   A state level workshop on “Prevention and management of Child Sexual abuse” 30th August 2016.

    GUEST LECTURERS

    Periodic guest lectures are organized in line with the topics covered in the syllabus. This enables them to get an idea of the latest trends in the field from an expert in that field. Some of the topics covered through guest lecture include:

S.No

Date

Guest Lecture

Designation

Topic

1

05.09.2014

Mrs. S K Anandhalakshmi

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Psychologist, SCARF

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Dissociative Disorders-A Clnical Perspective

2

10.08.2015

JyothsnaBhat, PsyD

Practicing Clinical Psychologist, USA

Careers in Clinical Psychology in UK

3

23.12.2015

Dr. KeerthiPai& Mrs. Sandhya

Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director, Element H; Pyschological Support Service

People facing psychological distress due to damage caused by rain and floods in Chennai

4

11.07.2016 to 13.07.2016

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Dr. Subashree

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Assistant Professor, MSSW

Research Methodology- Process & Techniques

5

20.02.2017

Mrs. Bindhu

Assistant Professor, Department of Maths with CA, Ethiraj College for Women

Overview of Poiusson& Binomial distribution

6

13.03.2017

Mr. K Veerapandian

Assistant Professor, BALM

Orientation to SPSS

7 03.08.2017 DR. Vijaylatha

Associate Professor, Dept of Biochemistry, Ethiraj College for Women

Research Methods in Biological Psychology

8 20.08.2018 Ms. P N Ramya Passed out student SPSS (2014-17)

9

17.09.2018

Dr. Deepa

Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Biochemistry, Ethiraj College for Women

Chemical Events at Synapse

10

30.01.2019

Ms..Sanjana

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Passed out student (2011-14)

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Training and Development

11

08.02.2019

Mrs. S R Lakshmi Gayathri

Assistant Professor, SSS Jain College of arts and Science

Performance Appraisal

12

18.02.2019

Mrs. Anitha

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Clinical (Prison) Psychologist

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Mood disorders

13

18.02.2019

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Ms. Kavyakumar

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Alumna, Ethiraj College For Women.

Socio-emotional development in Young Adults

ASSOCIATIONS

ASSOCIATION

PSYNERGY, the annual association meet of the department are theme based. All events including inter-college and intra-college events are designed in line with the theme. These themes explore recent trends of psychology. The following eminent psychiatrist and psychologists addressed the students during the annual association meet PSYNERGY from 2013-2018

Year

Speaker

Designation

Topic

2014

Dr.Thirunavukarasu

Professor & Head, Departmnt of Psychiatry, SRM Medical College and Research Center, SRM University

Utilitarian Concept of Manas and Mental Health

2014

Dr.LataSathish

Psychologist and Yoga Therapist

Social Intelligence for Positive Physical and Psychological Health

2014

RajiniSriraman

Head-Learning and Development, Hospira Health Care India Ltd

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5 W’s and 1H of Social Intelligence

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2015

Dr. S. Karunandhi

Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Madras

Role of Psychologists in positive mental health

2015

Ms.AshwiniGanig

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Jain University, Bangalore

Positive Interventions for Abuse and Suicide

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2016

Dr.Asokan TV

Professor, Departmnt of Psychiatry, SRM Medical College and Research Center, SRM University

Legal and Psychiatric Perspectives

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2016

Dr. Kala Baskar

Assistant Professor, Director-in-charge, Centre for Cyber Forensics and Information Security

Cyber Security

2016

Dr.Ashok.H.S

Professor, Department of Psychology. Bangalore University

Topic “Relationships on social media- Needs and challenges”

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2017

Dr. C. Ramasubramanian

Founder, M.S.Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, State Nodal Officer, Mental Health Programme, Tamil Nadu

‘Community Based Rehabilitation: My Experience’

2018

Dr. S Mohanraj

Director and Consultant Psychiatrist, Tharu Clinic

Protective Factors in adolescence

Innovative Events Organised on the annual theme:

Year

Events

2014
Theme: social psychology

Movie Screening-12 Angry Men

Street play Competition on the theme “Prevention and Control of Violence”.

2015
Theme: Psychology & Social Media

Links and Nodes-Connecting the clues

Short film competition on the “Role of Social Media on Mental Health”

2016
Theme : Forensic Psychology

Inter Collegiate Events: Interrogation (Fandom Quiz), Master Minds (Treasure Hunt), Spingo (JAM & Spin a yarn). The events were based around the theme ‘Criminal Psychology’

2017
Theme : Rehabilitation psychology

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Movie Screening (Hear Me a movie that focused on psychological state of adeaf girl and how social support sibling bonds )

Inter Collegiate Event: Enigma (a combination of decoding the clues and Pictionary) , D3(Decipher-Decode-Deliver- an event focussing on case analysis) with the focus on rehabilititation goals

2018
Theme : Positive Psychology

Movie Screening (Call Me Crazy-the movie documents the stigma, stereotype and harassmentassociated with various mental illnesses)

Inter Collegiate Events: ‘See between the Lines’(decipher the logical connect between four pictures based on subject knowledge in Psychology), ‘Tri Five’– (a psychological word game) and ‘Awaken YourSoul’(a fusion dance event focussing on portrayal of the concept of balance in life)

ETHIRAJ COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

ADDRESS
70, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore,Chennai 600008, Tamilnadu, India

PHONE
+(91)-44-28279189

EMAIL
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