Mahesh M M & P Ajilal

Mahesh M M completed his MSc in clinical and counseling psychology from Kannur University and Mphil in clinical psychology from Manipal University. He is awarded with lectureship and junior research fellowship by the University Grant Commission. His research articles were published in different journals. He worked as the Head of the Department of psychology in a college under Kannur University, Kerala. He is currently working as clinical psychologist, in the Department of Psychiatry, Kannur Medical College, Kerala. Dr P Ajilal completed his MA and PhD in Psychology from Kerala University, Trivandrum. He is the primary investigator of the project under the University Grant Commission. His research articles were published in different national and international journals. He is a member of different university boards. He has worked as Assistant Professor and resource person in different universities and colleges. He is currently working as Assistant Professor, in the Department of Psychology, NSS College, Kerala University, Trivandrum.


Adolescence is a transitional period, it does not mean a break with or a change from what has gone before but rather a passage from one stage of development to another. Children when they go from childhood to adulthood; must put away childish things and they must also learn new patterns of behaviour and attitudes to replace those they have abandoned. Resilience is the ability to successfully cope with change or misfortune. Resilient individuals have confidence in their ability to preserve because they have done so before and anticipate rather than fear change and challenges. Emotional competence is described as the essential social skills to recognize, interpret and respond constructively ...

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