Anindita received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from NIMHANS Bangalore. Her thesis title was "Personal growth: Processes and determinants in college youth" which is on positive psychology and has a significant implication on designing promotive intervention programs for positive youth development. Her interest areas include promotion and prevention of mental health, youth development, intentional self-development, personal growth goal pursuit processes and possible selves.
Prior to this, Anindita completed her M. Phil in Medical and Social psychology from RINPAS, Ranchi. She received the UGC JRF as well as SRF during her M. Phil and Ph. D. She also received the gold medal for topping the University in M. Phil. She is registered under the Rehabilitation Council of India as a clinical psychologist. She has experience in psychotherapy, psychological assessment, tool development and quantitative and qualitative research.
B.A (Honours) Psychology (2005), M.A (Psychology) (2007), M.Phil (Medical and Social Psychology) (2010), Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology (2014)
Areas of Interest
Positive Psychology, Processes in Personal growth, Clinical Psychology, Youth Development, Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Qualitative research.
Publications and Writings
- Bhattacharya, A., Gupta, C., & Mehrotra, S. (2013). Intentional Self Development : A Relatively Ignored Construct. Journal of Indian Association of Applied Psychology, 39(1), 18-25.
- Bhattacharya, A. (2011). Meaning in Life: A Qualitative Inquiry into the Life of Young Adults. Psychological studies, 56 (3): 280-288.
- Bhattacharya, A., Mehrotra, S. (2013). The journey of personal growth: A qualitative exploration of personal growth processes in young adulthood. Psychological Studies.
- Bhattacharya, A. & Mehrotra, S. (2014). Personal Growth Initiative Scale: How does it perform in Indian youth samples. Journal of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology 01/2014;40(1):121-128.