Dr. Snehlata Jaswal

Dr. Snehlata Jaswal

SNEHLATA JASWAL
  • Phone: +91 8146396208 + 91 9461416208 E-Mail: sneh.jaswal@gmail.com
  • Date of Birth: 09 October 1966 Nationality: Indian
  • Address for Correspondence: H.No. 24, Sector 18, Panchkula, Haryana - 134109, India
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
  • H Index - 5 i10 - 3 Citations - 94
  • PhD from the University of Edinburgh, UK, currently ranked 19th in the world (QS Ranking 2017)
  • Chevening Fellowship awarded in 2004 by UK Government; I was among 12 women selected from all over India
  • Head of the Department of Psychology in MCM DAV College, Chandigarh (1991-2004)
ACADEMIC RECORD
INSTITUTIONDEGREEAWARDEDBOARDDIVISION
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences,University of Edinburgh Ph.D. 2010 University of Edinburgh None is awarded
Department of Psychology,Panjab University, Chandigarh M.Phil. 1988 Panjab University First 71%
Department of Psychology,Panjab University, Chandigarh M.A. 1987 Panjab University First 60%
Government College for Girls,Sector 11, Chandigarh B.A.(Honours) 1985 Panjab University First 73%
Government College for Girls,Sector 11, Chandigarh Pre University 1982 Panjab University First 65%
Kendriya Vidyalaya,Chandimandir X 1981 CBSE First 67%
UGC NET cleared in 1987
UNIVERSITY POSITIONS
  • Achieved Distinction in Dissertation in M.Phil. Placed 2nd in the University Merit List
  • Placed 2nd in the Panjab University in English (Honours) in B.A. III
  • Placed 24th in the Panjab University Merit list in B.A. III
AWARDS, ACCOLADES, AND PRIZES
  • International Travel Support Grant (competitive) by Department of Science and Technology, India, for presenting my work at EWOMS 7, University of Edinburgh UK, 2-4 September 2014 (INR 1 lakh 12 thousand)
  • A journal article (published in 2011) was selected for 'Editor's choice' and featured in the 'APS Global Observer' (15 May 2013)
  • Grindley Grant by EPS for Conference Presentation at London 2012 (£500)
  • Grindley Grant by EPS for Conference Presentation at Nottingham 2011 (£500)
  • Travel grant by the 'Guarantors of Brain' for oral presentation at EWIC 2010, Helsinki, Finland(£500)
  • Grindley Grant by EPS for Conference Presentation at Manchester 2010 (£500)
  • ECVP Travel Fellowship (competitive) for oral presentation at ECVP 2009 (350 Euros)
  • Grindley Grant by EPS for International Conference Presentation (competitive) at ESCOP 2009(£500)
  • Grindley Grant by EPS for Conference Presentation at Leicester 2009 (£500)
  • Grindley Grant by EPS for Conference Presentation at Cambridge 2008 (£500)
  • Small Grants by PPLS 2006 for covering Honoraria to Participants (£550)
  • Research Grant from Edinburgh Fund 2006 Development and Alumni Office, Edinburgh (£1700)
  • Awarded Chevening Scholarship by Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK, for a course "Women in Leadership and Management" at the University of Bradford; among 12 women selected from all over India
  • Awarded "Best paper in the session" for presenting a paper on Post Retirement Blues: A Different Hue for Defence Personnel in the 7th International and 38th National Conference of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology in October 2003
  • Selected to be among eight 'Creative Teachers' in the North India by the Indian Express Group of Newspapers, Chandigarh in March 2001
  • Awarded U.G.C. N.E.T. Fellowship in 1987; thus funded for M.Phil
  • Awarded National Scholarship by Chandigarh Administration for doing M.A
  • Won many writing competitions:
    • First Prize for Essay Writing in Minifest 1985
    • First prize for On the Spot Essay Writing in K K Dewett Literary Festival, PU, 1985
    • First prize in English Prose (Campus Reporter) by Panjab University Campus, 1986
    • First prize in On the Spot Essay Writing Competition by Panjab University Campus, 1987
    • Third Prize in Essay Contest by Creative Interaction Group, Chandigarh, 1987
    • First Prize in On the Spot Essay Writing Competition by Panjab University Campus, 1990
  • Awarded Third Prize for presenting a paper on The Relevance of Jane Austen in the Seminar on The World of Jane Austen held in M.C.M. D.A.V. College on 2 February 1984
THESES
  • Ph.D. (2010, University of Edinburgh) Binding of Visual Features in Human Perception and Memory
  • M.Phil. (1988, Panjab University, Chandigarh) Need for achievement, Locus of Control, and Intelligence as factors in Creativity in Males and Females
PUBLICATIONS (H INDEX - 5; i10 - 3; Citations - 94)
JOURNAL ARTICLES
  • Jaswal, S, & Jerath, J.M. (1991). Need for achievement and locus of control as predictors of creativity among males at two levels of intelligence. Journal of Personality and Clinical Studies, 7 (2), 35-42. Cited 14 times (Google Scholar 2017)
  • Jaswal, S. (2009). Pylyshyn's paradigms for Cognitive Science - A review of Computation,Cognition and Pylyshyn.(Invited book review). Perception,38 (11), 1737-38.Impact factor- 1.849 (2010 JCR) Not cited
  • Logie, R.H., Brockmole, J.R., & Jaswal, S. (2011).Feature binding in visual short-term memory is unaffected by task-irrelevant changes of location, shape, and color.Memory and Cognition, 39(1),24-36. Cited 48 times (Google Scholar 2017) Impact factor- 2.039 (2016 JCR)
  • Jaswal, S.& Logie, R.H. (2011) Configural encoding in visual feature binding.Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23(5),586-603. Cited 6 times (Google Scholar 2017), Impact factor- 1.892 (2016 JCR). Also selected for 'Editor's choice' and featured in the 'APS Global Observer' in 2013
  • Jaswal, S.(2012). The importance of being relevant.Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 309.Cited 5 times (Google Scholar 2016) Impact factor - 2.463 (2016 JCR)
  • Jaswal, S. & Logie, R.H. (2013)The contextual interference effect in visual feature binding: What does it say about the role of attention in binding? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(4), 687-704. Cited once (Google Scholar 2016), Impact factor- 2.13 (2016 JCR)
  • Singh, K., Junnarkar, M., Jaswal, S. & Kaur, J. (2016). Validation of meaning in life questionnaire in Hindi (MLQ-H). Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 19(5), 448-458. Cited once (Google Scholar 2017)
  • Singh, K., Junnarkar, M., and Jaswal, S. (Accepted in August 2016). Validating the Flourishing Scale and the Scale of Positive and Negative Experience in India. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 19(8), 943-954. Cited once (Google Scholar 2017)
EDITED BOOKS
  • Jaswal, S. (2013). Inhibition in the process of feature binding. Switzerland: Frontiers Media
  • Jaswal, S. (2016). Perception, Action, and Cognition. Switzerland: Frontiers Media
BOOK CHAPTERS
  • Jaswal, S. (2002).The Defence Mechanisms They Use.In Sukhdev Singh (Ed.)Kamloops Dian Machhian: Samvad Ate Samikhya. Chandigarh: Lokgeet. Pp. 238-251.
  • Jaswal, S. (2002).Ekk Bahu Parti Rachna (A multi-layered creation - Foreword to the play) Playwright: Atamjit.Main taan ekk saarangi haan.Chandigarh: Lokgeet
  • Jaswal, S. (2013). The process of feature binding. (Editorial). Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 207
  • Jaswal, S. (2015).Creativity and Working Memory. In J. Manjaly and B. Indurkhya (Eds.). Cognition, Experience, and Creativity.New Delhi, India: Orient Blackswan. Pp. 215-230.
  • Jaswal, S. (2016). The balanced triad of perception, action, and cognition. (Editorial). Frontiers in Psychology
PLAY TRANSLATION
    • Jaswal, S. (2014).The Meandering Canal - Translation of the Play Panchnad da Paani by Atamjit. In New Wave Punjabi Drama. New Delhi: Punjabi Academy.

    • ASSISTANT SPECIALTY CHIEF EDITORFrontiers in Cognitive Science (since October 2016)

    • ASSOCIATE EDITOR Frontiers in Cognitive Science (since 11 October 2013)

  • REVIEWER Economic and Social Research Council, UK, Israel Science Foundation,
    • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology, Memory,
    • Journal of Cognitive Psychology, International Journal of Mind, Brain, and Cognition,
    • Psychological Studies.
PAPER UNDER REVIEW
  • Jaswal, S. (Under review).Post retirement Blues - A different hue for defence personnel. Ageing International
PRESENTATIONS AT SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES
  • Individual differences in Visual Feature Binding: Developing a tool to assess cognitive capacity – Oral presentation at the Second international symposium Applying Principles of Cognitive Psychology in Practice, organized by Masaryk University, Czech Republic, 21-22 May 2015
  • Inhibition as a control mechanism in feature binding in Visual Working Memory - Oral presentation at EWOMS 7-the Seventh European Working Memory Symposium, held at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2-4 September 2014
  • Inhibition in Feature Binding in Visual Working Memory - Oral presentation at EPS Meeting held in the University of Kent, UK, 15-17 April 2014
  • Profiles on Facebook: What do they reveal - Oral presentation at IAAP 2014, the 49th National and 18th International Conference of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology to be held at Ahmedabad, India, 1-3 march 2014
  • Presence of numbers interferes with configural encoding of visuo-spatial patterns - Oral presentation at EPS Meeting held in London, UK, 5-6 Jan 2012
  • Language proficiency affects performance of trilingual participants in a Stroop task - Poster presentation at EPS Meeting held in London, UK, 5-6 Jan 2012
  • Effect of stimulus exposure and study-test intervals on serial position effects observed in a binding change detection paradigm - Oral presentation at EPS Meeting held in Nottingham, UK, 6-8 July 2011.
  • Proficiency in a language affects performance of trilinguals in a Stroop task - Poster presentation at the Workshop 'Multidisciplinary Studies of Lexical Processing' held in MRC-CBU, the University of Cambridge, 30 June and 1 July 2011.
  • Creativity and Working Memory - Oral presentation at the International Conference on 'Cognition, Experience, and Creativity' held at IIT Gandhinagar from 29-31 October 2010
  • The contextual interference effect in visual feature binding: What does it say about the role of attention in binding? - Oral presentation at the EPS meeting held in Manchester, UK, from 7-9 July 2010
  • What does the contextual interference effect tell us about attention and visual feature binding? - Oral presentation at the 12th European Workshop on Imagery and Cognition held in Helsinki, Finland, from 16- 19 June 2010
  • Primacy and recency effects shown in bindings of visual features - Oral presentation at the 16th European Society for Cognitive Psychology Conference, held in Krakow, Poland from 2-5 September 2009. Abstract published in Proceedings of the 16th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, page 74.
  • Masking effects in visual feature binding - Oral presentation at the 32nd European Conference on Visual Perception 2009 held at Regensburg, Germany from 24-28 August 2009. Abstract published in Perception 38 ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 8.
  • Effects of a pattern mask on memory for binding of visual features - Oral presentation at EPS Meeting held in Leicester from 15-17 April 2009
  • Effects of a pattern mask on binding of visual features - Oral presentation at the Visual Cognition Brown Bag Seminar, University of Edinburgh on 2 April 2009
  • Serial position effects in visual working memory - Oral presentation to the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Group, University of Edinburgh on 13 March 2009
  • What happens to irrelevant features in binding in visual working memory -- Oral presentation at EWOMS 4 -- the fourth European Working Memory Workshop held in Bristol from 3-5 September 2008. Abstract at http://memory.psy.bris.ac.uk/ewoms/jaswal.php
  • Effects of a pattern mask on visual working memory for bindings -- Oral presentation at the Working Memory Discussion Meeting held in Yorkshire from 21 -23 July 2008
  • Inhibition of Irrelevant features in binding in visual working memory -- Oral presentation at EPS Meeting held in Cambridge from 2-4 April 2008
  • rrelevant features in binding in visual working memory -- Oral presentation to the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Group, University of Edinburgh on 28 March 2008
  • Location as a feature in binding in visual working memory -- Poster presentation at the joint meeting of EPS and The Psychonomics Society, USA held in Edinburgh from 4 -7 July 2007
  • Feature Binding in Visual Working Memory -- Oral presentation at the Working Memory Discussion Meeting held in Yorkshire from 25 -27 June 2007
  • Women in India and in UK : Career Progression of Lecturers -- Oral presentation at the Postgraduate Seminar in the Department of Psychology, Edinburgh, on 20 February 2007
  • Feature Binding in Visual Working Memory -- Oral presentation to the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Group, University of Edinburgh on 14 February 2006
  • The role of binding in consciousness -- Oral presentation at MIND 2006, Graduate Conference held at the University of Sussex on 16 June 2006
  • Binding -- Oral presentation to the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Group, University of Edinburgh on 9 February 2006
  • Wisdom in the Age of Information: Is the Whizkid the Father of the Wise Old Man -- Paper presented in the Indian Science Congress held in Chandigarh on 3 -- 7 January 2004
  • The Relationship between Locus of Control and Aggression in male and female adolescents -- Oral presentation in the VII Biennial Conference of the Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health held Habitat Center, New Delhi on 20 -- 22 November 2003
  • Post Retirement Blues: A Different Hue for Defence Personnel -- Oral presentation in the 7th International and 38th National Conference of The Indian Academy of Applied Psychology held at Jai Narain Vyas University in Jodhpur on 11 -- 13 October 2003
  • Scientific Attitude: Towards Wisdom -- Oral presentation in Seminar on Science, Technology, and Scientific Attitude held in Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45B, Chandigarh on 28 February 2003
  • The Relevance of Jane Austen -- Oral presentation in the Seminar on The World of Jane Austen held in M.C.M. D.A.V. College on 2 February 1984
INVITED LECTURES
  • Attention and Feature binding: Implications for the Episodic Buffer -- Invited talk at the international symposium The Attentive Listener in The Visual World held at CBCS, Allahabad, 5-6 October 2012
  • Statistics: One tailed and two tailed tests - Two lectures at Government College Mohali, 15 and 16 November 2011
  • Communication Skills-- Invited talk during PTU sponsored Faculty Development Program at Rayat Technology Centre of Excellence, 19 July 2011
  • Woman as a commodity: From eternity to modernity - Invited lecture at Ladyfest Edinburgh on 25 May 2008
  • Counselling and its importance and relevance in education - Invited talks at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, 22 and 23 September 2004
SEMINAR/ CONFERENCE ORGANIZED
  • Organising Secretary of ICSSR sponsored seminar on Rethinking Women: Culture, Literature, and Media, held in M.C.M. D.A.V. College on 15 February 2003
CONSULTANCIES AND PROJECTS
  • Consultant to Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development, Ambedkar University (Sep 2015-Dec 2016; approx. INR 60000 per month)
  • Consultant to Mavenwave (Current; up to INR 4 lakhs per year)
  • onsultant to Explore Ed (INR 1lakh, 2015)
  • Research Grant from Edinburgh Fund 2006 for 'Temporal factors in Feature Binding' (GBP 1700)
  • Co-founder of SANKALP Helpline for Suicide Prevention with Kusum Arora Memorial Trust (Voluntary, non-funded, 2003-05)
  • PI for 'Research on Incentive Schemes' a project granted by the Government of Haryana, under the District Primary Education Programme to Management and Education Research Consultants (> 3 Lakhs, 1997-98)
  • Consultant to the Government of Haryana for the District Primary Education Programme (aided by World Bank, 1995-97)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
POSITIONFROMTOINSTITUTIONEXPERIENCE
Associate Professor 25 Jul 2016 Current L M Thapar School of Management, Thapar University, Punjab, India 1 year
Associate Professor 11 June 2013 31 Dec 2014 Indian Institute of Technology,Jodhpur, India 1 year 6 months
Visiting Faculty 01 Aug 2012 10 June 2013 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India 10 months
Visiting Faculty 23 July 2010 31 July 2012 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India 2 years approx.
Tutor (as PhD Scholar) 01 Sep 2007 15 Jul 2010 Department of Psychology,University of Edinburgh, UK 3 yrs approx.
Warden (as PhD Scholar) 27 Aug 2006 15 Jul 2010 Accommodation Services,University of Edinburgh, UK 4 yrs approx.
Research Fellow 23 Jun 2005 12 Aug 2005 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 2 months
Head of the Department and Lecturer (Selection Grade) 19 Aug 2003 20 Jun 2005 Department of Psychology,M.C.M. D.A.V. College, Chandigarh 1 year 10 months
Head of the Department and Lecturer (Senior Scale) 19 Aug 1998 18 Aug 2003 Department of Psychology,M.C.M. D.A.V. College, Chandigarh 5 years
Head of the Department and Lecturer 19 Aug 1991 18 Aug 1998 Department of Psychology, M.C.M. D.A.V. College, Chandigarh 7 years
UGC Research Fellow 8 Sep 1987 18 Aug 1991 Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh 4 years
MEMBERSHIPS OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
  • VC nominated Member of Board of Studies, Panjab University (2001-2002 and 2003 -2005) and Himachal Pradesh University (2002-2004)
  • Member of Cognitive Science Society (2014-current)
  • Member of American Psychological Association (2014-current)
  • Elected member of Experimental Psychology Society, UK (2011-current)
  • Member of British Neuroscience Association (2006-current)
  • Member of National Academy of Psychology, India (2012-current)
  • Life member of Indian Science Congress, Delhi Association of Clinical Psychologists, Indian Academy of Applied Psychology
PROFESSIONAL COURSES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
  • Best Practice in EEG and TMS - EPS funded workshop - organized by the University of Kent, UK (14 April 2014)
  • Attention and Memory: Mechanisms of Selection and Maintenance - EPS/British Academy workshop, UK (19-20 April 2012)
  • Edinburgh Local GRAD School organized by the UK GRAD Programme (12 -15 June 2007)
  • The method of computational modeling: A practical introduction - EPS funded workshop - organised by the University of Birmingham, UK (30 May 2007)
  • Workshop for Postgraduates Who Teach Psychology organized by Higher Education Academy, UK (20 April 2007)
  • ESRC Research Methods Festival at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, UK (17-20 July 2006)
  • Women in Leadership and Management at the University of Bradford, UK (12 May - 12 Aug 2004)
  • Faculty Development Programme by ICFAI University (19 October 2003)
  • Refresher Course in Psychology by Academic Staff College, Panjab University, Chandigarh (26 Dec 2001 to 15 Jan 2002)
  • Refresher Course in Psychology by U.G.C. Academic Staff College, HP University, Shimla (26 Nov 2001 to 15 Dec 2001)
  • Workshop on Challenges of Teaching Profession by D.A.V. Institute of In-service Education, New Delhi (18 to 21 March 2000)
  • Refresher Course in Psychology by Academic Staff College, University of Allahabad, Allahabad (24 Feb 1997 to 20 March 1997)
  • General Orientation Course by Academic Staff College, Panjab University, Chandigarh (30 June to 27 July 1995)
  • Orientation Course for NSS Programme Officers by Institute of Development and Communication, Chandigarh (23 Mar to 4 Apr 1994)
COURSES DESIGNED AND TAUGHT
  • Experimental Psychology (PG) at Panjab University, Chandigarh (1987-89)
  • Systems and Theories of Psychology (UG Honours) at MCM DAV Chandigarh (1995-2004)
  • Psychological Testing (UG Honours) at MCM DAV Chandigarh (1994-2004)
  • Social Psychology (UG Honours) at MCM DAV Chandigarh (1995)
  • Organizational Psychology (UG Honours) at MCM DAV Chandigarh (1995)
  • General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Applied Psychology, Experimental Psychology (all UG) at MCM DAV Chandigarh (1991- 2004)
  • Object Perception and Memory (UG) at IIT Ropar (2010, 2011) and IIT Jodhpur (2013)
  • Leadership, Communication, and Decision Making in Organizations (UG) at IIT Ropar (2011, 2012)
  • Research Methods and Statistics for PhD students (PG) at IIT Ropar (2011) and IIT Jodhpur (2014)
  • Leadership in Organizations (UG) at IIT Jodhpur (2014)
  • Cognitive Science (PG) at IIT Jodhpur (2014)
  • Psychotherapeutic Techniques (PG) at Thapar University (2016)
  • Business Negotiation Strategies (PG) at LM TSM (2016)
  • Human Resource Development and Consulting (PG) at LM TSM (2017)
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods (PhD) at LM TSM (2016, 2017)
STUDENT GUIDANCE
  • Principal Supervisor for Mr. Anuj K Bharti in third year of PhD at IIT Jodhpur on the topic ‘Feature Binding in Working Memory’ (Registered since July 2013)
  • Co-supervisor for Mrs. Ramanjeet Kaur in second year of PhD at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, on the topic ‘Impact of Empathy and Locus of Control on fulfilment of Psychological Contracts – Comparative Study of Public and Private Sector Banks’ (Registered August 2014)
Email: snehlata.jaswal@thapar.edu

 

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