Bio-Data




1.

Name

:

Dr. Damanjit Sandhu


2.

Designation

:

Sr. Lecturer

3.

Department

:

Psychology

4.

Date of Birth

:

10.9.1977

5.

Address for Correspondence

:

Department of Psychology, Arts Block-2,

Punjabi University, Patiala


Phone

:

0175-3046319


Mobile

:

 



:



E-mail

:

daman10sept@yahoo.co.in

6.

Area of Specialisation

:

Adolescent Psychology




Statistics in Psychology



7.

Academic Qualifications:


Sr. No.

Degree Held

Year

Board/Univ./Inst

% of marks

Div./ Rank

Subjects Taken

1

B.A.

1998

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar (Affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar)

74%

4th in University

Psychology, Economics, Philosophy

2.

M.A. (Psychology)

2000

Department of Psychology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

71.3%

First in University

Psychology

3.

UGC-NET

2000

UGC



Psychology

4.

Diploma

2001

IHCA, Chennai



Stress Management

5.

Certificate in International Mental Health : Research and Applications

2005

Kings College London & London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine




6.

Ph.D.

2005

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar


Thesis recommended for publication

Psychology

8. Membership of Professional Bodies/Organisations

9. Medals/Awards/Honours/received

  1. Best Scientific Research Award’ by Indian Journal of Psychology & Mental Health, at UGC sponsored. National Seminar on ‘Parenting of Adolescents’ for the research paper ‘Adolescent identity formation, psychological well-being and parental attitudes’.

  2. First in Amritsar District and fourth in University in B.A. (Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar) in 1998.

  3. Gold Medal in M.A. (Psychology), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 2000.

  4. University Champion in Lawn Tennis (Women), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (1997-1998).

  5. Saraswati Devi Award of Excellence (In the memory of the mother of Shri Surendra Nath, the then Governor of Punjab) for being the best all-rounder student of the college (1998)

  6. University Youth Festival Medals in Quiz (1996-1998).

  7. Head Girl of BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar (1997-1998).

  8. Member Student Council of BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar (1995-1998).

10. Scholarships:

  1. Junior Research Fellowship for 3 years.

  2. Awarded National Merit Scholarship by Ministry of Human Resources in 1998.

  3. Awarded Merit Scholarship by GNDU, Amritsar, in B.A. (1995-1998).

  4. Awarded Freeship by BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar in 1997, for excelling in Sports (Lawn-Tennis).

11. Details of Experience:


S. No.

Name of the Inst./Employer

Position Held

Duration

Major Job Responsibilities and Nature of Experience

1.

BBK DAV College, Amritsar

Lecturer

2 months

Teaching

2.

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Junior Research Fellow

3 years

Research and Teaching

3.

Punjabi University, Patiala

Lecturer

Aug. 30, 2004 onwards

Teaching and Research

12. Published work (Please specify numbers only):

a. Research Papers i) National = Published - 6

ii) International = Published – 5

iii) Communicated =2


b. Conference/Seminar Presentation

- UGC sponsored National Seminar on Parenting of Adolescents-Trend and Role in Modern Era, March 4, 2009, Chandigarh (Adolescent identity formation, psychological well-being and parental attitudes).

- UGC sponsored National Conference on Violence, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Feb. 17-18, 2009, Chandigarh (Risk and protective factors in adolescent’s alienation).

- National Conference on Sociology, Punjabi University, Patiala, 15-16 January, 2009 (Adolescent health-risk behaviours and the role of media).


-National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Psychology, Organized by Punjab University, Chandigarh (Adolescent identity formation in relation to psychological well-being).


- XI North West Indian Sociological Association Conference, Punjabi University Patiala, 5th- 6th November, 2007 (Adolescent violence and alienation in relation to identity and family environment).

- Educon-2005-International Conference on Education, Patiala, Dec., 28-30, 2005, (Poster presentation-Importance of adolescent identity formation in the present educational scenario).

- 2nd International Mental Health Conference, King’s College, London, UK, 31st August to 2nd September 2005, London, UK. (Psycho-social predictors of identity formation in adolescence).

- Middle East/North Africa Regional Conference of Psychology, Dec. 13-18, 2003, Dubai, UAE. (Contributions of family environment and identity formation towards adolescents’ alienation).

- 7th International and 38th National Conference of IAAP, Jodhpur, 11-13 October, 2003 (Identity formation in relation to family environment).

11. R & D Projects

Ongoing UGC Major Research Project (2010 - 2012) (grant mobilized Rs. 5, 21,200) entitled “Health-Risk Behaviours in adolescents in relation to developmental tasks and social context”.

12. Invited Talks/Articles

  1. Workshops on 'Stress Management at Work Place', conducted for Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Chandigarh.

  2. Resource Person for Refresher Training for Counsellor training for Counsellors in HIV Counselling Skills by Global Fund to fight AIDS,Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Counselling subcomponent (HIV Counselling Training Project) at Dept. of Social Work, Punjabi University, Patiala.

  3. TEXTS FOR DEPARTMENT OF DISTANCE EDUCATION, PUNJABI UNIVERSITY,PATIALA

FOR DIPLOMA IN HIV/AIDS EDUCATION


  1. Education on Health Care & STD’s Need, Approach and techniques in dealing with teenagers.

  2. Health Enhancing Behaviours: Life style factors, Nutrition and Yoga.

  3. Counselling High Risk Populations- Epidemiological factors (Teenagers, IDU’s Truckers, Migrant labourers, Sex workers).

  4. Family Counselling- Approaches and Family Therapy.



FOR BACHELOR IN ARTS COURSE


    1. Standard Error of mean, standard deviation, percentage and correlation coefficient ( B.A.-III)

    2. Standard Error of difference between means, standard deviation, percentage and correlation coefficient.(B.A.-III)

3.Normal Probability Curve – Characteristics and its Applications.(B.A.-II)

13. Ph.D. Students guided/under guidance (Details):


S. No.

Name of the Student

Title of Thesis

Year of Completion

1.

Bikramjeet Singh

Adolescent Problem Behaviour: Role of Family and Media


Ongoing

2.

Veena Bhatt

Parent-child Relationship and Adolescent Risk-taking Behaviour


Ongoing

3.




4.




5.




14. M.Phil. Students guided:


S.No.

Name of the Student

Title of Thesis

Year of Completion

1.

Vasudha Servia

Adolescent Identity Formation in Relation to Self-Esteem and Adjustment

2009

2.

Satnam Singh

A Study Of Alienation in Adolescent in Relation to Family Environment and Classroom Environment

2009

3.

Damanjeet Kaur

Adolescent Problem Behaviour: Role of Emotional Autonomy and Parent-Child Relationship

2009

4.

Gurpreet Singh

Correlates of Adolescent Depressive Symptoms

Ongoing

5.

Sukhdeep Kaur

Well-being in Relation to Identity Formation and Attachment

Ongoing

6.

Rakhi Gupta

Children Behaviour Problems in Relation to Interpersonal Relationships and Coping

Ongoing


15. List of Papers/Courses taught at P.G. and U.G. Level


S.No.

Name of the Subject


1.

Statistics in Psychology

M.Sc.- I

2.

Developmental Psychology

M.Sc.- II

3.

Counselling Psychology

M.Sc.- II

4.

Self and Personal Growth

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology

5.

Personality Theories

M.Sc-II

6.

Orientation to Research

M.Phil

7.

Field Studies/Laboratory Work


16. Technical Proficiency



Training in International Mental Health: Research and Applications from Kings College, London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. (2005).






17. List of Papers Published

Sandhu, D., & Singh, B. (2010). An overview of approaches to Counselling. In.U.Kumar,

N. Mishra ,& V. Prakash (Eds.), Counselling: A Practical Approach (pp. 29-56).

Delhi: Academic Excellence.


Sandhu, D., & Tung, S. (2008). Healthy psycho-social development of adolescents in context

to family environment. Indian Journal of Health Psychology, 3(1), 1-11.

Sandhu, D., & Tung, S. (2007). Adolescent identity formation in relation to cognitive

changes. Indian Journal of Community Psychology, 3 (1), 71-83.


Sandhu, D., & Tung, S. (2007). Identity and well-being. In A. Yadava and N.R. Sharma

(Eds.) Positive Health Psychology (pp. 83-98). New Delhi: Global Vision.



Sandhu, D., & Tung, S. (2007). Psycho-social predictors of identity formation in

adolescence. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 22(3-4), 71-90.



Sandhu, D., & Tung, S. (2006). Role of emotional autonomy and family environment

in identity formation of adolescents. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research,

21 (1-2), 1-16.


Sandhu, D., & Tung, S. (2006). Gender differences in adolescent identity formation.

Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 21 (1-2), 29-40.



Sandhu, D., & Tung, S. (2006). Identity formation in relation to family environment.

Personality Study and Group Behaviour, 26, 153-161.



Sandhu, D., & Tung, S. (2005). Psycho-social correlates of identity formation in

adolescence. Journal of Psychological Researches, 49 (2), 77-84.


Tung, S., & Sandhu, D. (2005). Well-being in Indian adolescents: Role of emotional

autonomy and identity formation. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research,

20 (3-4), 81-91.



Sandhu, D., & Tung, S. (2004). Contributions of family environment and identity

formation towards adolescents alienation. Pakistan Journal of

Psychological Research, 19(1-2), 1-14.



Tung, S., Sandhu, D., & Kundra, N. (2008). Adolescent identity formation, parental

attitudes, and psychological well-being. Paper communicated to Psychology and

Developing Socities.


Tung, N.S., Sandhu, D., & Singh, B. ( 2009). Adolescent health-risk behaviours , identity and emotional autonomy. Paper communicated to Indian Journal of Health Psychology.




Date: Feb 17, 2010 (Signature)