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Department of Psychology

Name: Dr.H. Sylaja

Designation: Associate Professor and Head

Address: Associate Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, SSUS, Kalady- 683574, Ernakulam District.

Phone: 9387058048

Email: sylasurash@gmail.com

1. BA Psychology, Kerala University, 1986

2. MA Psychology, Kerala University, 1989

3. PhD Psychology, Kerala University, 1996

UG, PG, MPhil., Ph.D.
NIL

1. Crime Psychology

2. Clinical Psychology

3. Counselling Psychology

4. Social Psychology

5. Indian Psychology

1. Mental Health Status and Value Orientation among Alcohol and Drug Addicts, 

    Psychological Studies.1994.

2. Adjustment Variables and Academic Achievements of Students in 

    Orphanages, Pedagogics, 2002.

3. An Ancient Indian Perspective on Personality Dimensions, Proceedings of 

    24th Annual South Indian History Congress, 2004.

4. Self Derogation and Mental Health: An Analytical Study on Working Women.

    Psyche Space, ISSN 0974-8814, 2007.

5. Mental and Social Problems for the Aged, Viknjanakairali, 2007.

6. Ethics and Values in the Contemporary Society, Proceedings of UGC National 

    Seminar on Ethics and Values, 2008.

7. Bhagavath Gita for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Proceedings of UGC National 

    Seminar on Bhagavath Gita, ISBN 978-81-921825-0-6, 2011.

8. Mental Health for Creating New Generation, Proceedings of UGC National 

    Seminar on Self Esteem and Mental Health Promotion among Teachers.

    2011.

9. A Psychological Profile of Students Residing Near Mullaperiyar Dam, 

    Proceedings of UGC National Seminar on Child Development, 2012.

10. Intellectual Profile of Children of Fishermen, Proceedings of UGC National 

      Seminar on Child Development, 2012.

11. Influence of Maternal Employment on Adolescence Self Esteem.

       Proceedings of UGC National Seminar on Child Development, 2012.

12. Emotional Intelligence and Moral Values: A Study on Adolescents.

       Proceedings of UGC National Seminar on Child Development, 2012.

13. Yoga for Mental Health and Stress Tolerance, Proceedings of UGC National 

       Seminar on Child Development, 2012.

14. Mental Health and Academic Achievement of Blind Students, Proceedings of 

       UGC National Seminar on Child Development, 2012.

15. Hemisphericity of Learning Disabled and Slow Learners, Proceedings of UGC 

       National Seminar on Child Development, 2012.

16. Perception of Social Support and Stress Tolerance among English Medium 

       and Malayalam Medium Students, Proceedings of UGC National Seminar on 

       Child Development, 2012.

17. Adjustment Status and Moral Values of Tribal Students: A Comparative 

       Study, Proceedings of UGC National Seminar on Child Development, 2012.

18. Personality Patterns of Students with Artistic Skills, Proceedings of UGC 

        National Seminar on Child Development, 2012.

19. Styles of Thinking among Learning Disabled and Slow Learners, Guru 

        Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, ISSN 2320-9038, 2013.

20. Self Efficacy and Self Derogation of Kudumbasree Members in Kerala.

      Guru Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, ISSN 2320-9038, 2013.

21. Self- Esteem, Autonomy, Emotional Stability and Social Competency among 

       Learning Disabled and Slow Learners, The Philosopher- A Research Journal.

       ISSN 2319-8311, 2013.

22. Mental Health of Orphan Students in Childrens Home, Guru Journal of 

       Behavioral and Social Sciences, ISSN 2320-9038, 2013.

23. Executive Stress in Engineering Organizations: A Comparative Study.

       Proceedings of Annual Conference and International Seminar, Association of 

       Third World Studies South Asian Chapter, 2011-2013.

24. Modern and Vedantic Views on Mental Health, Kiranavali- Journal of Sanskrit 

       Research Foundation, ISSN 0975-4067, 2013.

25. Marital Adjustment among Working and Non Working Women, Guru Journal 

      of Behavioral and Social Sciences, ISSN 2320-9038, 2013.

26. The Concept of Personality in Upanishad and A. Maslows Humanistic 

       Psychology, Kiranavali- Journal of Sanskrit Research 

       Foundation, ISSN 0975-4067, 2013.

27. Comparative Study of Working and Non- Working Mothers, Research Journal 

       of SCAIRIRJ, ISSN 2393- 9990, 2015.

28. The Role of Spirituality to remain abstinent in Alcoholic Patients, Research 

      Journal of SCAIRIRJ, ISSN 2393- 9990, 2015.

29. Perception of Social Support among Mothers of Autistic Children, Guru 

      Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, ISSN 2320- 9038, 2017.

1. Working Women: A Psychological Perspective, ISBN 987- 81-929271-1- 4, 

    June, 2013, Author, Published by Flamingo Books, Trivandrum.

2. A study on Personality Patterns of Criminal Women, ISBN 978- 81- 929271-2-1, 

    July, 2013, Author, Published by Flamingo Books, Trivandrum.

1. Justin Joseph, Influence of Home Environment and Self Esteem and 

    Academic Achievement among Adolescents, 2011, MPhil Awarded.

2. Seena Uthaman, Psychological Wellbeing and Stress Tolerance among 

    Inmates of Old Age Homes, 2011, MPhil Awarded.

3. Soumya Uthaman, Perceived Parenting Style, Social Support and Achievement 

    Motivation: A Study on Middle Adolescents, 2012, MPhil Awarded.

4. Hisana C, A Comparative Study on Mental Health, Adjustment and 

    Occupational Stress among Special and General Education Teachers, 2013, 

    MPhil Awarded.

5. Remya Chitran, Mental Health, Adjustment and Stress Tolerance among 

    Nurses, 2013, MPhil Awarded.

6. Leeshma, Alienation, Stress Tolerate and Social Support of Unwed Mothers in 

    Tribal Society, 2014, MPhil Awarded.

7. Nadam P. S, Psychological Wellbeing, Life Satisfaction and Marriage 

    Adjustment of Working Women, 2014, MPhil Awarded.

8. Drishya, Influence of Parent and Peer Attachment in Self- Esteem among 

    Adolescents, 2015, MPhil Awarded.

9. Akhil S. S, Psychosocial Aspects of Young Adults in Education, 2015, MPhil 

    Awarded.

10. Jiji, Self- Efficacy, Stress Tolerance and Perceived Social Support of Spouses 

       of Alcoholics, 2015, MPhil Awarded.

11. Hena C Mahesh, Job Stress, Adjustment and Subjective Wellbeing of Women 

       Civil Police Officers, 2016, MPhil Awarded.

12. Parvathy S, Academic Achievement, Moral Value and Social Anxiety of Smart 

       Phone Addicts, 2016, MPhil Awarded.

13. Soumya B. K, Achievement Motivation, Emotional Intelligence and Subjective 

       Wellbeing of Physical Education Students, 2016, MPhil Awarded.

1. Smt. Lissamma Thomas, An Analytical Study of Problems of Home Nurses in 

    Kerala, 2008, PhD Awarded.

2. Fr. Thomas George, Adjustment in Old Age: A Comparative Study, 2009, PhD 

    Awarded.

3. Fr. Jose Thelakkatt, Psychosocial factors facilitating abstinence in Alcoholic 

    Patients, 2011, PhD Awarded.

4. Rejeesh T. C, Psychological Wellbeing and Self efficacy: A Study on 

    Kudumbasree members in Kerala, 2011, PhD Awarded.

5. Ameer Hassan, Styles of Thinking and Mental Health: A Comparative Study of 

    the Learning Disabled and the Slow Learners, 2012, PhD Awarded.

6. Narayanan K. K, Executive stress in Engineering Organizations: A Comparative 

    Study, 2013, PhD Awarded.

7. Sherin V George, An Explanatory Study on the Perceptual Process in Fortune 

    Telling, 2014, PhD Awarded.

8. Sandhya Aravind C. A, Correlates of Stuttering: An Analytical Study, 2014,

     PhD Awarded.

9. Harish Kumar C. V, Value Orientation, Personality and Quality of Life of Certain 

    Beaux Arts, 2016, PhD Awarded.

10. Rachel Jyothi Alex, Psychosocial Correlates of Social Anxiety, 2016,

       PhD Awarded.

11. Neelima K. N, Neuropsychological Functioning and Quality of Life of 

       Epileptics, 2016, PhD Awarded.

12. Emerson V. P, Socio Familial Factors Influencing Cognitive and Personality 

       Development of Fishermen Children, 2017, PhD Thesis Submitted.

13. Unnimol K. K, A Psychological Profile of Adolescents with Sensory Motor 

       Disabilities, PhD Ongoing.

14. Remya Chitran K. C, Concept of Peri- Menopause: A Psychological Analysis, 

       PhD Ongoing.

15. Nadam P. S, The efficacy of Music and Play Therapy in the Management of 

       Autism, PhD Ongoing.

16. Lima Raj, Perceived Self Derogation of Mothers as a Moderated of Mental 

       Health and Externalizing Behavior of Adolescent, PhD Ongoing.

17. Laya Mathew, Impulse Control Disorders: An Analytical Study, PhD Ongoing.

NATIONAL SEMINARS


1. Environment and Sustainability- A Geographical Perspective, UGC National Seminar organized by Department of Geography, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya, Kolkata, 18th and 19th November, 2016.

    Presented a paper on the topic, Psychosocial Correlates of Young Adult Students for Sustainibility. 

2. Literature and the Environment, UGC National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 25th & 26th March 2013. 

    Presented a paper on the topic, Environment and Behaviour.

3. Positive Behaviour: Perspectives and Applications, National Conference organized by Pondicherry University, 21st and 22nd September, 2012. 

    Presented a paper on the topic, Occupational Self- Efficacy and Mental Health Status of Teachers.

4. Child Development, UGC National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th February, 2012.

     Presented a paper on the topic, Perception of Social Support and Stress Tolerance among English Medium and Malayalam Medium Students.

5. Child Development, UGC National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracarya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th February, 2012.

     Presented a paper on the topic, Hemisphericity of Learning Disabled and Slow Learners.

6. Child Development, UGC National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th February, 2012.

     Presented a paper on the topic, Mental Health and Academic Achievement of Blind students.

7. Child Development, UGC National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th February, 2012.

     Presented a paper on the topic, Personality Patterns of Students with Artistic Skills.

8. Child Development, UGC National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th February, 2012.

     Presented a paper on the topic, Yoga for Mental Health and Stress Tolerance.

9. Child Development, UGC National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th February, 2012.

     Presented a paper on the topic, Emotional Intelligence and Moral Values: A Study on Adolescence.

10. Child Development, UGC National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th February, 2012.

     Presented a paper on the topic, Adjustment Status and Moral Values of Tribal and Non Tribal Students: A Comparative Study.

11. Child Development, UGC National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th February, 2012.

     Presented a paper on the topic, Influence of Maternal Employment on Adolescence Self Esteem.

12. Child Development, UGC National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th February, 2012.

     Presented a paper on the topic, Intellectual Profile of Children of Fishermen.

13. Child Development, UGC National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th February, 2012.

     Presented a paper on the topic, A Psychological Profile of students residing near Mullaperiyar Dam.

14.Mental Health and Spirituality-Improving Quality of Life, UGC National Conference organized by Sri Padmavathi Womens Degree and PG College, 21st and 22nd October 2011.

      Presented a paper on the topic, The Role of Spirituality to remain abstinent in Alcoholic Patients.

15. Self esteem and Mental Health Promotion among Teachers, UGC National Seminar organized by S N M Training College, Moothakunnam, 4th & 5th August 2011.

       Presented a paper on the topic  Teachers Mental  Health for Creating New Generation.

16. Bhagavat Gita- A Rethinking in the Modern Context, National Seminar organized by Govt Sanskrit College,Thiruvananthapuram, 7th & 8th of July 2011.

       Presented a paper on the topic Bhagavat Gita for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

17.  Humanities and Social Sciences Exploring New Frontiers, National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Regional Centre Thiruvananthapuram, 13th 15th March, 2008.

        Presented a paper on the topic Adolescent Suicide- A Psychological Perspective.

18.  Ethics and Values, UGC National Seminar organized by the Department of Psychology, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady,

        Presented a paper on the topic "Ethics and Values in the Contemporary Society".

19. South Indian History Congress (S.I.H.C.),  Organized by University of Calicut, 16th - 18th February 2004.

        Presented a paper on the topic "An Ancient Indian Perspective on Personality Dimension".

20.  Resource Management for Sustainable Development, National Seminar organized by the Department of Geography, University of Mysore, March 1st and 2nd, 2004.

        Presented a paper on the topic Mental Health as a Human Resource.

21. Polyphonic India, National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Regional Centre of Thiruvananthapuram, 7th - 9th July, 2004.

       Presented a paper on the topic Personality Dimensions- A Philosophical Approach.


INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS


1. Sustainable Development, International Conference organized by Ontario International Development Agency, Canada, International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Lawand Centre for Research In Social Justice & Policy at Laurentian University, Canada, 2015.

     Presented a paper on the topic Individual Empowerment- An Eastern Perspective.

2. Crises Affecting Peace, Prosperity and Culture- The Third World Scenario, 19th Annual Conference & International Seminar organized by the Department of History, Psychology & Sociology, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 2014.

    Presented a paper on the topic, Psychological Wellbeing In Women With Multiple Roles.

3. Crises Affecting Peace, Prosperity and Culture- The Third World Scenario,19th  Annual Conference & International Seminar organized by the Department of History, Psychology & Sociology, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 2014.

    Presented a paper on the topic, Adjustment of Women Workers in Unorganized and Public Sector.

4. Crises Affecting Peace, Prosperity and Culture- The Third World Scenario, 19th Annual Conference & International Seminar organized by the Department of History, Psychology & Sociology, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 2014.

    Presented a paper on the topic, Facebook Addiction: New challenges to Adolescence.

5. Crises Affecting Peace, Prosperity and Culture- The Third World Scenario, 19th Annual Conference & International Seminar organized by the Department of History, Psychology & Sociology, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 2014.

     Presented a paper on the topic, Self- Esteem of Beaux Student A Psychological study.

6. Annual Conference and International Seminar organized by the Department of Political Science and Development, Gandhigram Rural Institute Deemed University, Dindigal, on 28th-30th November and 1st December 2013. 

    Presented a paper on the topic, Executive Stress in Engineering Organization a Comparative Study.

7. South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, International Conference organized by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University,Thirunelveli, 11th- 13th January, 2013. 

     Presented a paper on the topic, Mental Health Status and Alienation of Criminal Women: A Psychological Study.

8. Redressal to Female Victims-Human Rights and Constitutional Perspectives, International Seminar organized by School of Legal Studies, Kannur University, Palayad Campus, 8th -10th  March,2013.

     Presented a paper on the topic, The Physical and Mental Health Status of Registered Female Sex Workers- An Analytical Study.

9. Perspectives on Sree Sankara: Classical and Contemporary Readings, UGC sponsored International Seminar organized by the Department of Vedanta, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 18th & 19th February,2013. 

    Presented a paper on the topic, Certain Theoretical Constructs in Psychology & Advaida Vedanta.

10. Awareness of Environment in Sanskrit Literature from Vedic to Modern Period, International Seminar organized by University of Kerala, Trivandrum, 27th & 28th of September, 2011.

      Presented a paper on the topic, Environment- A Risk Factor for Mental Illness.

1. Child Development, National Seminar organized by the Department of Psychology, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22nd, 23rd & 24th February, 2012, Organizing Secretary.

2. Contemporary Trends in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Seminar organized by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Regional Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, 7th to 9th March, 2007, Joint Convenor.

1. Mental Health Status and Adjustment Problems of Domestic Workers in 

    Kerala, UGC, 2012- 2013, Completed.

NIL

1. National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, 2016.

2. Government Mental Health Centre, Trivandrum, 2016

3. All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysore, 2014.

4. Mother Theresa University, Kodaikanal, 2013.

5. NSS Programme Officer, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Regional Centre, Trivandrum, 2008-2010.

1. Deputy Warden, Girls Hostel  and Working Womens Hostel, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Main Centre, Kalady, 2000-2005, 2012 onwards.

2. Chair Person, Women Cell, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Regional Centre, Trivandrum, 2006-2009

3. Staff Advisor, Campus Union, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Regional Centre, Trivandrum, 2008-2009.

4. Staff Advisor, Campus Union,Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Main Centre, Kalady, 2016- 2017.

5. PTA Secretary, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Regional Centre, Trivandrum, 2008-2010, 2012.

6. PTA Secretary, Department of Psychology, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Main Centre, 2012 onwards.

1. HOD, Department of Psychology, 2012 onwards.

2. Member, Academic Council, 2012 onwards.

3. Faculty of Social Science, 1998 onwards.

4. Board of Studies, Pass Board B.A and P. G Sree Sankaracharya University of 

    Sanskrit, Kalady, 2000 onwards.

5. Question Paper Setter (Mahathma Gandhi, Calicut, and Kerala Universities), 

    2000 onwards.

6. External Examiner (Kerala, Calicut and Mahatma Gandhi Universities), 2012 

    onwards.

7. Subject Expert in Research Committee (Kerala, Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi and 

    Mother Theresa Universities), 2012 onwards.

1. Member of Kerala Manasasthra Parishad.

1. A talk on Physical, Mental and Social Problems of the Aged in All India Radio, 

    Thiruvananthapuram on the programme Sayandanam on 19th August, 2004.

1. A resource person in Psychology.

2. A National Seminar on "Humanising Clinical Psychology is decided to conduct 

    on June 27th, 28th and 29th, 2017 at Sree Sankaracharya University of 

    Sanskrit, Kalady.

3. Providing counselling services in the Department of Psychology on every 

    working days (4 PM to 5 PM) to the University community.

About Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit

The University was established two decades ago in the name of the illustrious Indian philosopher Jagad Guru Adi Sankara in his place of birth at Kalady. The basic objective of the University is to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit, Indology, Indian culture, Indian and Foreign languages, Indian philosophy, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and to promote the study and research in Sanskrit and other systems of Indian knowledge. As a centre of cultural heritage and a house for indigenous art forms, the University is envisioned to harmonize the society through educational excellence.