Prakat KarkiChrist University, Bangalore · Department of Psychology
Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology
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Citations since 2017
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Aspiring researcher in the field of substance use and adolescent mental health. I was most recently working as a researcher at the Cognition, Affect and Behavior (CAB) Lab, Department of Psychology, Christ University, Bangalore.
July 2016 - present
Cognition Affect and Behavior Lab
- Junior Research Fellow
Background The cultivation and use of cannabis is historically rooted in the Indian subcontinent and this rich heritage of cannabis use dates back to at least two thousand years. Cannabis remains an illicit substance in India despite its changing status globally with many countries legalizing cannabis use in recent years. Scientific research on can...
The paper highlights a few issues that have emerged over the years in the understanding and practice of existential psychotherapy. It starts out by tracing the existential and phenomenological traditions of the early 20th century which led to the emergence of existential psychotherapy. Next, it highlights the relationship between existential philos...
The COVID-19 pandemic started in India in March 2020 and has been affecting the country for more than a year now, and it has forced most educational institutions in the country to suspend physical instruction for months. During this period, millions of students have shifted to online platforms for learning, which has gained prominence as an effecti...
Academic engagement refers to the quality of effort or involvement that students themselves devote to academically and educationally purposeful activities. Academic engagement is directly related to the outcomes of academic courses as well as future job prospects and career success of students. The interplay of institutional or contextual variables...
Chronic diseases refer to a collection of diseases which take decades to fully establish and are largely untreatable. The most common ones include diabetes, stroke, cancer, hypertension and heart/cardiovascular diseases. They are responsible for more than half of total deaths each year worldwide, and the incidence has grown tremendously over the la...
A publicly available database of 100,000 scientists was compiled by Ioannidis et al. (2019a), which provides standardized author citation metrics based on their SCOPUS records. The scientists were classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields, and career-long data were updated by the end of 2018. Among the top 105,000 authors, 644 Indian a...
The study investigated the preferred methods of teaching and learning English language among a sample of teachers and students from higher secondary schools in Bangalore, India. A total of 67 participants took part in this study which included 30 students (m=14, f=16) and 37 teachers (m=16, f=21). The Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) method wa...
Treatment of alcohol abuse and dependence has been the subject of much discussion given the high rates of relapse and the ever-growing number of alcohol users worldwide. Motivation to quit drinking is regarded as a key factor in determining successful treatment and long-term abstinence. The six stages of change provided by Prochaska and DiClemente’...
Background: Tobacco use is responsible for six million deaths worldwide annually and majority of lifetime users start before the age of 18. The nature of nicotine dependency leads to cessation rates being extremely low. In context of India where the predominant tobacco users are males, the perceived risks and benefits of cigarette smoking was teste...