Major Research areas and the published papers related to Psychology in Nepal
Depression and life satisfaction
Simpson, P. L., Schumaker, J. F., Dorahy, M. J., & Shrestha, S. N. (1996). Depression and life satisfaction in Nepal and Australia: Journal of Social Psychology Vol 136(6) Dec 1996, 783-790.
Dahlin, B. and Regmi, M.P. (2000).Ontologies of knowledge, East and West – a comparison of the views of Swedish and Nepalese students. QUALITATIVE STUDIES IN EDUCATION, 13, 43- 61. (I think this paper is available in my or psychology network scribd library) go to scribd.com and search in there!
Personality and forgiveness
Watkins, D., & Regmi, M. (2004). Personality and forgiveness: A Nepalese perspective: Journal of Social Psychology Vol 144(5) Oct 2004, 539-540.
Sinha, D., & Shrestha, A. B. (1992). Ecocultural factors in cognitive style among children from hills and plains of Nepal: International Journal of Psychology Vol 27(1) Feb 1992, 49-59.
Watkins, D., Hattie, J., & Regmi, M. (1994). The structure of self-esteem of Nepalese children: Psychological Reports Vol 74(3, Pt 1) Jun 1994, 832-834.
Watkins, D., Lam, M. K., & Regmi, M. (1991). Cross-cultural assessment of self-esteem: A Nepalese investigation: Psychologia: An International Journal of Psychology in the Orient Vol 34(2) Jun 1991, 98-108.
Watkins, D., & Regmi, M. (1993). The basis of self-esteem of urban and rural Nepalese children: Journal of Social Psychology Vol 133(2) Apr 1993, 255-257.
Maharjan, S. M. (2008). Self-esteem of Adolescents in Rupandehi and Kathmandu Districts.
A term paper of Adolescence Psychology (Psy. 305) submitted to Department of Psychology, Tri Chandra College. (this paper is available in my blog: sujenman.wordpress.com)
Watkins, D., Reghi, M., & Astilla, E. (1991). The-Asian-learner-as-a-rote-learner stereotype: Myth or reality? : Educational Psychology Vol 11(1) 1991, 21-34.
Watkins, D., & Regmi, M. (1990). Language of instruction and approach to learning: A Nepalese investigation: Perceptual and Motor Skills Vol 71(3, Pt 2) Dec 1990, 1075-1078.
Watkins, D., & Regmi, M. (1992). How universal are student conceptions of learning? A Nepalese investigation: Psychologia: An International Journal of Psychology in the Orient Vol 35(2) Jun 1992, 101-110.
Watkins, D., & Regmi, M. (1992). Student evaluations of tertiary teaching: A Nepalese investigation: Educational Psychology Vol 12(2) 1992, 131-142.
Watkins, D., & Regmi, M. (1994). Attributing academic success and failure in Nepal: Journal of Social Psychology Vol 134(2) Apr 1994, 241-242.
Watkins, D., Regmi, M., & Alfon, M. (1990). Antecedents of self-esteem of Nepalese and Filipino college students: Journal of Genetic Psychology Vol 151(3) Sep 1990, 341-347.
Watkins, D., & Regmi, M. P. (1996). Exploring the basis of self-esteem of urban and rural Nepalese children. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Mental health of Refugees
Shrestha NM, Sharma B, Van Ommeren M, Regmi S, Makaju R, Komproe I, Shrestha GB, de Jong JT. 1998. Impact of torture on refugees displaced within the developing world: Symptomatology among Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. JAMA 280:443_448.
Schwartz, S., Tol, W. A., Sharma, B., & De Tong, J. T. V. M. (2005). Investigating the Tibetan Healing System: A psychosocial needs assessment of Tibetan refugees in Nepal: Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work & Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict Vol 3(2) Jul 2005, 122-128.
Van Ommeren, M., de Jong, J. T. V. M., Sharma, B., Komproe, I., Thapa, S. B., & Cardena, E. (2001). Psychiatric disorders among tortured Bhutanese refugees in Nepal: Archives of General Psychiatry Vol 58(5) May 2001, 475-482.
Van Ommeren, M., Sharma, B., Komproe, I., Poudyal, B. N., Sharma, G. K., Cardena, E., et al. (2001). Trauma and loss as determinants of medically unexplained epidemic illness in a Bhutanese refugee camp: Psychological Medicine Vol 31(7) Oct 2001, 1259-1267.
Van Ommeren, M., Sharma, B., Sharma, G. K., Komproe, I., Cardena, E., & de Jong, J. T. V. M. (2002). The relationship between somatic and PTSD symptoms among Bhutanese refugee torture survivors: Examination of comorbidity with anxiety and depression: Journal of Traumatic Stress Vol 15(5) Oct 2002, 415-421.
Cross cultural research
Lucas, R. E., Ed Diener, E., Sub, F.M., Shao, L. and Alexander Grob, A. (2000). Cross-Cultural Evidence for the Fundamental Features of Extraversion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 452-468. (Nepal is included in this study; Representative: MP Regmi)
The Global Deception Research Team (2006). A world of lies. Journal of Cross-cultural psychology, 37, 60-74. (Nepal is included in this study; Representative: Shanta Niraula; Bond, C. et al. = 90 authors. It was wonderful to read the list of collaborators in the study.)
Crawford, M., Kerwin,G., Gurung, A., Khati,D., Jha, P. and Anjana Chalise Regmi, A.C. (2008). Globalizing Beauty: Attitudes toward Beauty Pageants among Nepali. Feminism Psychology, 81, 61-86.
Psychosocial counseling in Nepal
Jordans, M. J., Keen, A. S., Pradhan, H., & Tol, W. A. (2007). Psychosocial counselling in Nepal: Perspectives of counsellors and beneficiaries: International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling Vol 29(1) Mar 2007, 57-68.
Jordans, M. J. D., & Sharma, B. (2004). Integration of psychosocial counselling in care systems in Nepal: Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work & Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict Vol 2(3) Nov 2004, 171-180.
Jordans, M. J. D., Tol, W. A., Sharma, B., & van Ommeren, M. (2003). Training psychosocial counselling in Nepal: Content review of a specialised training programme: Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work & Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict Vol 1(2) Sep 2003, 18-35.
Tol, W. A., Jordans, M. J. D., Regmi, S., & Sharma, B. (2005). Cultural Challenges to Psychosocial Counselling in Nepal: Transcultural Psychiatry Vol 42(2) Jun 2005, 317-333.
Kohrt, B. A., Jordans, M. J. D., Tol, W. A., Speckman, R. A., Maharjan, S. M., Worthman, C. M., et al. (2008). Comparison of mental health between former child soldiers and children never conscripted by armed groups in Nepal: JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association Vol 300(6) Aug 2008, 691-702.
(this paper is available in my blog: sujenman.wordpress.com)
Kohrt, B. A., Kunz, R. D., Baldwin, J. L., Koirala, N. R., Sharma, V. D., & Nepal, M. K. (2005). “Somatization” and “Comorbidity”: A Study of Jhum-Jhum and Depression in Rural Nepal: Ethos Vol 33(1) Mar 2005, 125-147.
Kohrt, B. A., Tol, W. A., & Harper, I. (2007). Reconsidering somatic presentation of generalized anxiety disorder in Nepal: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease Vol 195(6) Jun 2007, 544.
Kohrt, B. A., & Harper, I. (2008). Navigating diagnoses: understanding mind-body relations, mental health, and stigma in Nepal. Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry, 32(4), 462-491
Kohrt, B. A., Kunz, R. D., Baldwin, J. L., Koirala, N. R., Sharma, V. D., & Nepal, M. K. (2005b). “Somatization” and “Comorbidity”: A Study of Jhum-Jhum and Depression in Rural Nepal. Ethos, 33(1), 125-147.
Kohrt, B. A., & Schreiber, S. S. (1999). Jhum-jhum: neuropsychiatric symptoms in a Nepali village. Lancet, 353(9158), 1070.
Tausig, M., Subedi, S., Subedi, J., Broughton, C., & Williams-Blangero, S. (2004). The psychological disease burden in Nepal and its relationship to physical health problems. Social Behavior and Personality, 32(5), 419-428.
Note: This list is not exhaustive in any sense. There are numerous other studies and works done by Nepalese and foreign scholars which have not been published in the journals nor are they present in the cyberspace.
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Research Studies conducted in Nepal