Kathmandu, Jestha 15 (May 28, 2016). Central Department of Psychology, Tribhuvan University, and Nepalese Psychological Association jointly organized a one-day seminar on “Contemporary Researches in Psychology in Nepal”. The objective of the seminar was to discuss on contemporary issues and methods related to progress and research in the field of Psychology in Nepal. The seminar also intended to form a common ground and meeting point for professors, researchers, students and professionals in the field of psychology and to identify possible applications of psychology for advancing Nepal in better position at world stage.
Prof. Dr. Sudha Tripathi, the rector, Tribhuvan University was the chief guest of the program. She expressed her view on the importance of psychology in the present day world in interacting with people. She expressed her warm wishes for the success of the seminar.
Prof. Dr. Sabitri Sthapit, president of Nepalese Psychological Association welcomed the participants of the seminar. She also highlighted on the purpose of the seminar, the past activities of Nepalese Psychological Association and is its future plans.
Prof. Dr. Shanta Niraula, chairperson of the Central Department of Psychology thanked the participants for making the seminar successful.
Prof. Dr. Murari Prashad Regmi, Senior psychologist in Nepal, expressed warm wishes for the success of the seminar.
Campus Chief of Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, Nirmala Kumari Suwal shared her experiences and existing difficulties in relation to teaching –learning psychology.
Assisstant Dean Prof. Dr. Neelam Kumar Sharma, Faculty of Humanity and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University shared his views on the Central Department of Psychology’s hard works in making the psychology department a well-equipped department.
In the two technical sessions, eight research papers were presented. Three research papers were on the after effects of Nepal earthquake 2072, Baishakh. The papers shed light on perception of the organizational support in the aftermath of Nepal earthquake, prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among the school teachers after Nepal earthquake, and possibility of mental illness among the earthquake survivors living in the temporary shelter in Tudikhel, Kathmandu. One paper in the seminar described the bibliography of the researches in psychological done in Nepal. Similarly, there were research papers on adolescents’ concerns about the problems they encounter with their parents, variation in home and health adjustment among the students from five development regions of Nepal , self-labeling among the Nepalese adolescents belonging to different ethnic communities, and development of a checklist to understand emotional and behavioral problems among children.