Research Bulletin

The Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences (JIBS) research bulletin presents an overview of recent research published by the faculty and research scholars at JIBS organized under different themes

Validation of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure-28 (CYRM-28) in India. 

Dr. Shilpa Bandyopadhyay

This study addresses an important research gap by examining the psychometric properties of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure-28 (CYRM-28) in an Indian context. The CYRM-28 is one of the few measures based on a contextually and culturally embedded understanding of resilience; however, it has not been validated in India previously…  Read more

Psychotherapy as a western healing practice through prediction of help-seeking attitudes. 
Dr. Namita Ruparel

 This exploratory study examines the predictors of help-seeking attitudes in an Indian context. Findings demonstrated that Westernization and holding European American values positively predicted help-seeking attitudes, while cultural mistrust and holding Asian values….  Read more


COVID-19 Psychological Distress Scale (CPDS-16): development and initial validation.

Prof. of Eminence (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni; Mr. Shankey Verma

This article presents a psychometric instrument that assesses psychological distress related to COVID-19. While other scales assess fear and distress related to COVID-19, this scale was developed specifically for use with the Indian population. The scale comprises two subscales, namely, individual level distress and community level distress, and presents a valid and reliable scale that can be administered rapidly.  Read more

If they rise, will we fall? Social identity uncertainty and preference for collective victimhood rhetoric.
Dr. Sucharita Belavadi

This study examines how leaders of high-status groups, such as populist leaders, use collective victimhood rhetoric that prioritizes suffering of ingroup members over the suffering of other groups to gain favor and support for their leadership. The study relies on the context of religious subgroups in India to test how victimhood rhetoric by leaders is especially successful when followers feel uncertain about the future of their group and its higher status. Read more

Debating sensitivity and sanctity of the Juvenile Justice Act

Dr. Vipin Vijay Nair

This opinion piece applies a psychological lens to emphasize the need for the existing juvenile justice system to focus on the reformation and rehabilitation of Children in Conflict with Law (CICL). The piece presents extensive statistics on crimes committed by juveniles drawn from the Crimes in India report by the National Crimes Record Bureau to argue for greater psychological emphasis in facilitating reintegration of juveniles into society.  Read more

Faculty Coordinators: Ms. Bhavya Tandon & Dr. Sucharita Belavadi