Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences


Dr. Mohita Junnarkar

Assistant Professor & Deputy Director

B.Sc. (Human Development), University of Mumbai; M.H. Sc. (Human Development), S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai; Ph.D., IIT Bombay

Mohita Junnarkar currently working as Assistant Professor at the Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences, O. P. Jindal Global University. She has completed her Ph.D. in Psychology from IIT Bombay in 2013. She has about 6 years of research experience and 4 years of teaching experience. In 2014, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in positive psychology from IIT Delhi focusing on assessment and validation of psychological scales.


Her key teaching areas are applied positive psychology, psychometrics, adolescent development and cognitive psychology and her research areas are eyewitness testimony, psychometrics, and adolescent development. Currently, she is working in the area of eyewitness testimony, investigating how eyewitness memory accuracy can be enhanced and the difference in neuronal pathways for correct identification and misidentification by eyewitness. In the field of adolescent development, she is seeking answers on how to identify the early signs of languishing mental health of adolescent at home and in school and how to communicate effectively with adolescents on day-to-day basis so that they flourish?


Apart from seeking answers to these questions, she is also interested to explore the role of spirituality and wisdom in adolescent mental health. She has published about 14 research papers in national and international peer reviewed indexed journals in the area of psychometric validation of positive psychology constructs and has a book chapter and two books to her credit. Currently, she is also serving as a reviewer for Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology.