Admissions 2021

Department of Psychology

Christina Mariam Chacko

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : MSc Psychology, NET

Email-ID : christina@rajagiri.edu

Ms. Christina Mariam Chacko is an academic scholar and a research enthusiast. She completed her Bachelors in Psychology with First Rank and Masters in Psychology with Second Rank from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. While she was doing her Bachelors in U.C College, she got the opportunity to present a research paper in Young Psychologist Competition, conducted by Christ University, Bangalore where her paper got recognition and award. Later, she worked as Research Assistant in the project “Implementation of COTPA in Kerala” undertaken by    Madras School of Social Work & funded by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids(CTFK), the leading advocacy organization working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in U.S and around the world.In the year 2018, she qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) and started working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Ezhakad, Palakkad. She presented scientific papers in various National and International conferences and has received Best Paper Award and also got her paper published in International Journal of Indian Psychology (IJIP).

  • 2019: Completed SWAYAM FDP 12-week course (July- October) on Training for Trainers – Managerial Skills for Interpersonal Dynamics with Elite Silver Medal.
  • 2018: Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET)- December
  • 2017: Completed M.Sc.Psychology by securing Second Rank from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
  • 2015: Completed B.Sc. Psychology by securing First Rank from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
  • Worked as Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Palakkad, Affiliated to University of Calicut (2019-2020)
  • Worked as the Project Officer in the research project initiated by Madras School of Social Work & funded by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids(CTFK), United States (US)which aimed to study the key players, policies and programs by the Government of Kerala that led to reduction in Tobacco Use in Kerala as demonstrated by GATS-2 - 2018 April , May.
  • Worked as Psychology Teaching Faculty In Dawn International School, Ambalamedu, Ernakulam, Kerala – 2017 July to 2018 February
  • Conducted assessments in the ‘Three Day Psychological Assessment Camp for Mentally Challenged’ organized by Vigyan ValleyEducational trust at KVM School, Cherthala, Kerala-2016 November
  • Worked as a Trainee in Bethsada Hospital, Vengola, Kerala as part of the Internship Programme -2016 April
  • Worked as  Voluntary Staff at Sradha Special School, Ernakulam, Kerala-2015 June
  • Worked as a Trainee at Roldant Rejuvenation, a Mind- Behavior Studio, Kalamassery, Ernakulam, Kerala-2015 May
  • Worked as a Trainee in Santhula Hospital, Koothattukulam, Kerala as part of the Internship Programme-2015 January
  • Conducted a survey for Department of Psychology, Union Christian college, Aluva, on Mental Health among the localites of Veliyathunadu, Aluva, Kerala-2014 November
  • Conducted Intelligence Assessments among students of We Care Special School, Veliyathunadu , Aluva, Kerala-2014 November
  • Awarded the certificate in recognition of the publication of the paper entitled Academic Performance, Self Esteem and Happiness among adolescents in Kerala in The International Journal of Indian Psychology (IJIP),    Volume 4, Issue 4, ISSN 2348-5396 (e), ISSN 2349-3429 (P) , July – September 2017.
  • Awarded the certificate in recognition of the publication of the co-authored paper entitled Relationship of Interpersonal Solidarity and Student Engagement with Psychological Well-being in The International Journal of Indian Psychology (IJIP),    Volume 4, Issue 3, ISSN 2348-5396 (e), ISSN 2349-3429 (p) , April - June 2017.
  • Presented the scientific paper titled Self Esteem, Grit & Levels of Adjustment among adolescents in Kerala in the 4th International & 6th Indian Psychological Science Congress, organized by Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh& National Association of Psychological Science- 2017 September 18-20.
  • Presented the paper titled Contribution of Hope and Grit to Psychological Wellbeing in the 3rd International Conference organized by the Department of Applied Psychology of the Pondicherry University & 6thInSPA International Conference-2016 October 13-15
  • The Scientific paper titled Relationship of Emotional Maturity & Self Strength Utilization to Psychological Wellbeing of College Students,co-authored with Ms.EmyroseBabu was presented in the 3rd International Conference organized by the Department of Applied Psychology of the Pondicherry University & 6thInSPAInternational Conference-2016 October 13-15
  • Presented a Scientific paper entitled Relationship of Interpersonal Solidarity and Student Engagement with Psychological Wellbeing at the 51st National & 20th International Conference of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology(IAAP) organized by Department of Psychology, Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore University, Bengaluru-2016 May 6-8
  • Dissertation entitled Self Esteem and Happiness among Adolescentswas done for B.Sc. Psychology under the guidance of Ms.SynaSoosan Abraham, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala-2015
  • Presented a paper titled The Contribution of Academic Performance to Happiness and Positive Self Esteem among Adolescents at Young Psychologist Competition, A National Level Annual Paper Presentation for Undergraduate Students of Psychology, organized by Department of Psychology, Christ university, Bengaluru – 2014 December 16
  • Presented a paper titled Psychological Correlates of Academic Performance,co-authored with Ms. MeghnaSankar at UGC Sponsored  National Seminar on Counselling And Psychotherapy organized by PrajyotiNiketan College, Pudukad, Thrissur, Kerala-2014
  • Participated in the One Day workshop on “Designing and Supervising Dissertations: Strategies and Methods” organized by Department of Psychology, University of Calicut on 27th September,2018.
  • Participated in the National Workshop on Forensic Psychology, organized by Department of Psychology, KristuJyoti College of Management & Technology,Chethipuzha, Changanacherry, Kerala- 2017 May 2nd to May 9th
  • Participated in the National Conference on ‘Criminology & Correctional Services Administration : Problems & Prospects’, organized by Department of Social work , Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru-2017 March 17,18
  • Participated in the ‘Three Day Training Programme on Life Skills’ organized by Research & Post Graduate Department of Psychology in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development- Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Sriperumbudur -2017 March 6-8
  • Participated in the Two Day National Seminar on ‘Assessment and Management of Intellectual, Learning & Developmental Disabilities’ jointly organized by Research & Post Graduate Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva& Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (IACP)- Kerala Region-2017 February 9,10
  • Participated in One day Regional Seminar on ‘Freedom to Social Responsibility- Blending Psychology & Law, organized by Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva -2016 February 12
  • Attended the Webinar on Post Traumatic Growth: Theory and Practice, Organised by Research & Post Graduate Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva on 08.08.2020
  • Participated in the Webinar “Managing Adolescent Learners during Covid Pandemic”  Organised by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), SNM Training College, Moothakunnam, North Paravur, Ernakulam (Dist.), in Collaboration With Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva on 05.08.2020.
  • Participated in the Webinar on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Organized by the Department of Psychology, LISSAH, Calicut on 21.07.2020
  • Merit Awards for securing Second Rank in M.Sc. Psychology from Akhila Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Semeon Mar Divannasios Memorial Charitable Society, Mar Aphrem Syrian Jacobite Church &Akhila Kerala Balajana Sakyam-2017
  • Best Paper Award for the Scientific paper titled ‘Relationship of Emotional Maturity & Self Strength Utilization to Psychological Wellbeing of College Students’ in the 3rd International Conference held by the Department of Applied Psychology of the Pondicherry University & 6thInSPA International Conference,2016
  • Merit Awards for securing First Rank in B.Sc. Psychology in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala from Akhila Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Devalokam & Akhila Kerala Balajana Sakyam-2015
  • K.Jacob Memorial Prize for The Best Outgoing Student of B.Sc. Psychology of Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala-2015
  • V.K Alexander Memorial Award for Top scorer of Union Christian College, Aluva in B.Sc. Psychology Second Year- 2014
  • Young Psychologist Award for the paper titled ‘The Contribution of Academic Performance to Happiness and Positive Self Esteem among Adolescents’ in Young Psychologist competition, a National Level Annual Paper Presentation Competition for Undergraduate Students of Psychology, organized by Department of Psychology, Christ university, Bengaluru- 2014
  • Josjin Memorial Award for Top scorer of Union Christian College, Aluva  in B.Sc. Psychology First Year-2013
  • Merit Award for securing Full A+ in SSLC from Akhila Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Devalokam, Kottayam, kerala-2011