RCBSR Events - Conference/Workshop/ Seminar

International Seminar on the Role of Community Psychology Research in Youth Development

In association with Indian Association of Community Psychology, Kalamassery, July 10, 2018

The International Seminar on the Role of Community Psychology Research in Youth Development was organized by Department of Psychology, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences. The Seminar started with a welcome note by Fr. Dr. Varghese K Varghese, Dean of Rajagiri Centre for Behavioural Sciences and Research. He welcomed all the delegates contributing in this Seminar from different corners of the globe and also briefed about the objectives of the Seminar.

In his keynote address, Dr. Joseph I Injodey, Executive Director, RCSS spoke on importance of Youth in development of a nation. How empowering youth with skill and knowledge will be beneficial for the world. The seminar inaugurated with a lamp lighting ceremony followed by a message delivered by Rev. Fr. Dr. Mathew Vattathara, CMI, Director, Rajagiri Institutions. He appreciated the initiative to organize a programme on community psychology and importance of community psychology.

The most important part of the function - Signing the letter of intent between the University of Malaysia, Sabah and Rajagiri College of Social Sciences. A memento was presented to Chief guest Dr. Balan Rathakrishnan after signing the letter of intent.

The seminar was divided into two technical sessions. The first session was by Dr Balan Rathakrishnan. He imparted knowledge regarding community psychology, culture and how it influences the individual’s behavior. After the tea Break and the programme resumed with a Talk by Mr. Ashfak Ahammed, Assistant Professor, Rajagiri Centre for Behavioural Sciences and Research on Indian Association of Community Psychology. The session then followed by Dr Balan Rathakrishnan on Research in community psychology.

The second session of the seminar was panel discussion on community psychology chaired by Dr. Balan Rathakrishnan and Dr. Nice Mary Francis, Department of Psychology, Prajyoti Niketan College. The active panel discussion raised many queries and comments. Dr. Nice Mary Francis gave a brief overview on Community Psychology project work and programmes focusing on children who have difficulty in learning and research areas. The programme culminated with vote of thanks by Mr. Rex Joseph , Asstistant Professor , Rajagiri Centre for Behavioural Sciences and Research and National Anthem.

Young Scientist in Psychology

Research Paper Presentation Competition: Rajagiri Centre for Behavioral Science and Research, has organized a Research Paper Presentation Competition named Young Scientist in Psychology on 9th March 2018. The competition was for the final year BSc/BA psychology students. The initial selection of papers were done by the research committee and the selected papers were called for presentation.

One-day International Conference in collaboration with Trinity Western University, Canada on Leadership for Success

The Rajagiri Centre for Behavioral Science and Research conducted a One-day International Conference in collaboration with Trinity Western University, Canada on Leadership for Success on 14th November 2017. Dr. Philip G Liard, Trinity Western University, Canada, Delivered Key note address. Scientific Paper Presentation session were held in the afternoon. Faculty members, Research Scholars and Students from international and national universities participated and presented papers.


Workshop on PEBL and Psych Lab 101

Rajagiri Centre for Behavioral Science and Research conducted a Workshop on PEBL and Psych Lab 101 on 20th Oct 2017. Faculty members, Research Scholars and Masters Students from various colleges participated in the workshop.

National conference on Applied Health Psychology: Trends and Challenges

Rajagiri Centre for Behavioral Science and Research, RCSS conducted a National conference on Applied Health Psychology: Trends and Challenges on 25th August 2017. Professional, Faculty members, Research Scholars and Students from Industry, Mental Health Services, Universities and Colleges from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala participated and Presented Research papers.

PSYESTA- National Psychology Fest

Rajagiri Centre for Behavioural Science and Research (RCBSR) conducted the National Fest PSYESTA-2k17 at Rajagiri college of Social Sciences (RCSS) Kalamessery Campus, on February 17th, 2017. The goal of the Fest was to create an opportunity to the students of Psychology to share their academic orientations and aspirations; and a platform to showcase their talents. Eight events were hosted for the fest. The events included, Mandala or sociofaces, Psychokinetics or Synchrodance, Impromptu or extempore, Catharsis or Debate, Stimulus Response or Word Salad, Anamneis or Memory Games and Psychopedia or Quiz.


International Conference on Adlerian Psychology and Educational Improvement

The International Conference commenced on 21st October 2016.The Chief resource person Dr. John Carrey, Professor, University of Massachusetts, spoke about Adlerian Psychology and Educational Improvement. The key concepts included the Drive towards competence, Encouragement-Discouragement phenomenon, Discouragement and the Goals of Misbehavior, Natural and Logical Consequences and the different Strategies to Redirect Misbehavior. The different aspects in family that lead to problem behaviour in children were analyzed. Towards the end, several Behaviour Mangement methods were discussed and its usefulness evaluated.