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Faculty Profile


Dr. Nabamita Chakraborty

Qualification: M.Sc., Ph.D in Psychology.
Designation: Assistant Professor (Grade-1)Department: Psychology
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  • Clinical Psychology


Teaching Areas:

  • Developmental Psychology, Clinical psychology, Educational Psychology,
    Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality Studies and Health Psychology.

Research Interests:

  • Development throughout the life-span, personal growth and maturity, socio cultural
    variables moderating personal development, normative and non-normative patterns of
    growth and development

Membership in Professional Bodies:

  • Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) (International Membership)
  • Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (IACP)
  •  Indian Psychoanalytic Society ( Affiliate membership) (IPS)
  •  International Society for Research and Development (ISRD) (Senior Lifetime Member)

Work Experience:

  •  Has been attached to the University of Calcutta as University Research Fellow (URF)
    or Departmental Scholar in the Department of Psychology (UGC sponsored research
    scholarship) for the completion of Doctoral research on Social- Developmental
    Psychology. (From November 2009 till December 2012). This was a full-time research
    engagement under Professor (Dr) Sanjukta Das (Prof. Department of Psychology,
    University of Calcutta).
  • Has been working as a part-time lecturer in Psychology for teaching in the undergraduate course in Bangabasi College, (From August 2008 to October, 2009).
  • Has been attached as a full-time contractual lecturer in Psychology to the Basanti Devi College. (from January 2008 to November 2009)
  • Has been engaged as guest faculty in the West Bengal State University and involved in
    post-graduate teaching of Psychology (from February 2009 to February 2010).
  •  Has also previously been engaged as a part -time faculty in the J.D.Birla Institute for
    under-graduate teaching of psychology, (June 2007 to December 2007).
  • Has also experience of working as a psychometrician with the Techno India Group
    Finishing School Program (June 2007 to December 2007).


  •  Has been awarded The First Prize for General Proficiency by the Bethune Collegiate School in the year 2002.
  •  Has been awarded the Dr. D. Ganguly Memorial Prize by the Calcutta University
    Psychology Alumni Association, in the year 2002, for topping the list of students
    taking admission to the Under-graduate course that year, in the University College of
    Science and Technology.
  • Has also been selected for an award under the National Merit Scholarship Scheme
    of the Government of India on the basis of the result of B.Sc Honours Examination in
    Psychology in 2005.
  • Has cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) for lecturership in State government
    sponsored undergraduate institutions in the year 2008.


Major Areas of Research:

The broad area of research has been human development and associated psychological variables. Specifically areas of research have centered on human
psychosocial and personal growth particularly during the adult years of life, when the growth loses its concreteness and visibility that is predominant in childhood and adolescence. Doctoral research was on midlife generative concern development and its positive outcomes. Several of the research publications have been extracted from the doctoral work, relationships between personality dimensions, narcissism, self-efficacy and midlife personal growth. Other smaller cross-sectional studies have also been done on adolescent resilience, cognitive errors, metacognition and gender-identity; working woman's marital satisfaction'. Recently a survey was done on ageing mothers' changing perception of motherhood and explorations of adolescents' attitudes toward their approaching motherhood role. Currently, qualitative research methodology and result analyses techniques are being employed in contrast to the previously used quantitative methodology.


Complete List of Publications:

  • A) Publications with peer-review process
    Chakraborty, N., & Das, S. (2010). Generative Concern in Middle Adulthood. Journal
    of Psychometry. Indian Institute of Psychometry. Vol-24, No: 2, pp.79-91. July-
  •  Chakraborty, N., & Das, S. (2012). Middle Adulthood: Connotations across cultures.
    Journal of Psychometry. Indian Institute of Psychometry. January-June 2012 .Vol-26
    (1).pp. 9-18.
  • Chakraborty, N., Chatterjee,T & Das, S. (2012). Midlife and the Life-course- The
    associated shifts in life perspective and societal obligations. Indian Journal of Positive
    Psychology. Indian Association of Health Research & Welfare, December- 2012
  • Mullick,S., Das.,S.,& Chakraborty N. (2012). The working woman's marital happiness a cross-sectional investigation on Bengali women. Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing. Indian Association of Health Research & Welfare. December- 2012
  • Chakraborty, N., & Das, S. (2013). Protecting the resilient worldview - a study of male
    and female post-graduate students. Indian Journal of Positive Psychology. Indian
    Association of Health Research and Welfare. March, 2013.
  • Chakraborty, N., & Das, S. (2013). Influence of psychiatric morbidity and self-efficacy
    on midlife generativity. Indian Journal of Health and Well-being. 4(7), 1374-1380. Indian
    Association of Health Research and Welfare.
  •  Chakraborty, N., & Das, S. (2014). Personality and Personal Growth in the Working
    Midlifers. International Organization of Scientific Research (IOSR- Journal of
    Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS). Volume 19 (3). Ver.5.pp. 69-83.
  • Chakraborty, N., & Das, S. (2016). The Pathway to Personal growth: Converging
    theoretical culminations. ACADEMIA GMGC (annually published, peer-reviewed
    academic journal of Gokhale Memorial Girls' College), Volume-3.

 Recently, poster presentation (By Nabamita Chakraborty and Moonmoon Dutta) in the International COWAP Conference in Kolkata (2018) on "Women's safety in Dogmatic Times" on "Revisiting Motherhood".