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.
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
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.
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
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
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