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CABLab Research Projects
1. Influence of Cognitive Control and Affective Control on Risk Taking in Adolescents
Department of Science and Technology (DST) Research Project (Ongoing)
Investigators: Madhavi Rangaswamy, Harishankar Moosath, Shradha Venkataramanan (Research scholar)
This is a Department of Science and Technology funded project sanctioned in November 2015. The differential speed of development of affective processing and self regulation during adolescence creates a window of opportunity to express risky behavior. This study aimed to determine the differences in the relationships between (1) cognitive and affective functioning, (2) Executive functions and Risk Taking, (3) Risk taking, Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking - in early vs late adolescence.
2. Review of assessment tools for risky behaviors among Indian adolescents
Working paper, Centre for Research, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) (Completed)
Investigators: Madhavi Rangaswamy, Harishankar Moosath, Prakat Karki (Research scholar)
In this qualitative review, a total of seven Western self-report tools assessing risk behaviors among adolescents were evaluated in order to test for the relevance of its items for use among Indian adolescents and also generate a logical framework and a set of recommendations for the development of an Indian risk tool for use among adolescents. The working paper was submitted to Center for Research in 2019.
3. Conducting research in Psychology during the pandemic era: Experiences of students & faculty
CABLab Research Project (Ongoing)
Investigators: Prakat Karki, Shradha Venkataramanan, Adhiraj Choudhury, Madhavi Rangaswamy
This is an ongoing CABLab study to understand student and faculty experiences related to progression of academic research activities in the context of transition to online platforms during the pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic in March, 2020, most academic and research activities have moved to online/ remote mode, and in this study we recorded experiences of both students and faculty during this transition.
4. Exploring differences in Bargaining Power and its influence on Offer Magnitudes: Variations on the Ultimatum Game
Minor Rwesearch Project, Center for Research, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University (Ongoing)
Investigators: Harishankar Moosath, Madhavi Rangaswamy, Adhiraj Choudhury (Research scholar)
This is a quantitative study using economic games to understand the effect of shift in bargaining power from the Proposer to the Responder. In the treatments that are being implemented, combinations of three economic games, namely the Ultimatum Game, Punishment Game and Impunity Game, are being used. The variable of primary importance is the offer magnitude. The hypothesis is that greater the shift in bargaining power towards the Responder, greater will be the offer magnitude.