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I am an Associate Professor in psychology at Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi with 20 years of teaching experience.I am a Doctorate in Psychology from University of Delhi. Taught BA Hons Applied psychology, MA applied psychology and Ph.D psychology to students of Delhi university. Executive editor Journal of positive psychology. Executive editor Academia (An international multidisciplinary journal on social science, humanities and languages) Successfully completed ICSSR major research project, UGC major research project and Innovative research project from University of Delhi. Monitoring committee member of a research project under the aegis of BSF (Border Security Force), Ministry of Home Affairs on stress management. Supervising 6 Ph.D researches from University of Delhi, 2 from Amity University, 1 from Jamia Millia Islamia. Member ICSSR research project committee. Selection committee memeber of Indian Oil, NTPC, GAIL India, Solar energy corporation. Authored a book on Criminal Psychology published by LEXIS NEXIS India. Delivered invited lectures at IIT Roorkee, IIM Lucknow, IGNFA Dehradun, IWST Bangalore. Presented my paper at ICAP 2014, Paris, France.

Feb 22, 2018

BIO DATA

Dr. Navin Kumar 
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology                                                                                     
Bhim Rao Ambedkar College
Yamuna Vihar, Delhi - 94
University of Delhi
 


RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

JH-503, Amrapali Village
Nyay Khand -2
Indirapuram, Ghaziabad

EDUCATION

Ph.D. – University of Delhi
Masters in Psychology- University of Delhi
Graduation, Psychology (Hons) – Patna University

AREAS OF INTEREST

·         Social Psychology
·         Media Psychology
·         Organizational Psychology
·         Indian psychology
·         Positive Psychology
      Criminal Psychology

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ø  Twenty years of experience teaching Graduate, Post Graduate and Ph.D. courses at the University of Delhi.

BOOKS PUBLISHED

Ø  Book on Criminal Psychology (2015). Lexis Nexis (A Division of REED ELSEVIER India Pvt. Ltd.). ISBN: 978-93-5143-423-8, Ist edition.

Ø  Book on Secondary course in psychology (2012), NIOS Secondary level, Govt. of India.

Ø  Completed UGC e-PG Pathshala Project as Paper coordinator for the subject ‘Criminal Psychology’. (2017) (National Law University, Dwarka, and UGC)

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS 


Ø  Executive editor, Journal of Positive Psychology. (ISSN – 2249-6254)
Ø  Executive editor, Academia: An international multi-disciplinary journal. (ISSN – 23950161)
Ø  Life member NAOP
Ø  Life member of Indian Science Congress.
Ø  Life member Indian Association of positive psychology
Ø  Life member Indian career development association.
Ø  Member Journal Review committee (Carmel College, Goa).
Ø  Member Area advisory board (Amity University, Noida.)
Ø  Member expert committee of ICSSR for evaluation of research projects.


MEMBER OF SELECTION AND EXPERT COMMITTEES


  •          Member of M. Phil. Clinical Psychology Committee, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IBHAS)
  •       Member DRC (Departmental research committee) Amity University, Noida.
  •       Member of selection committees as an expert in psychology in different Maharatnas and Navratnas PSUs and government organizations for the selection of executive trainees. PSUs include NTPC, GAIL, Indian Oil Corporation and organizations like CRPF, ITBP, SSB, BCPL, Solar Energy Corporation of India and Infosys.
  •       Member Research Monitoring Committee of a research project between J.N.U. and Border Security Force (BSF) on Reasons and ramifications of stress among B.S.F. Personnel.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS


Ø    “A critical analysis of social justice collective identity, prejudice and stereotype social psychological perspective of the works of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.” Psyber News Volume 7, Number 1&2 ISSN-09760709 UGC affiliation no. 4439.
Ø   “Reciprocal altruism and psychological sources of will and its impact on military psychology”. IAHRW International journal of social sciences review. June 2017. ISSN – 2347-3797. UGC No-41948.
Ø   “Counselling for community well-being and happiness”. Indian journal of health and well-being. June 2017. ISSN-p-2229-5356 e-2321-3698. Impact factor = 0.47. UGC No - 42787.

Ø   “Self-esteem and its impact on performance”. Indian journal of positive psychology. June 2017. ISSN-2229-4937. UGC No- 42790. 
Ø   “Exploring the Realm of Positive Psychology and the Workplace with a Glimpse of Eastern Perspective.” International Journal on Spirituality and Organization Leadership. Jan 2015. Pg- 99-124. ISSN – 2320-222X
Ø   “Understanding role expectations and role strain across three generations and its impact on well-being in a joint family and nuclear family: An Indian study.” Journal of Positive Psychology (JPP), Vol 3(2). ISSN- 2249-6254.
Ø   “Unravelling the sources and remedies of examination stress among Indian school children.” The discussant. 1 (2),19-24, ISSN-2250-3412. UGC No- 63668.
Ø   “Social and Cultural Influences of Academic Success and its Impact on Life Satisfaction: An Indian Scenario.Journal of Positive Psychology (JPP), I (2). 88 – 92.ISSN- 2249-6254.
Ø   “Exploring the psychology of lesser privileged.” The discussant. 35-41.April 2014. ISBN-2250-3412. UGC No- 63668.

Ø   “Internet-mediated communication and its impact on psycho-social capital.” A journal discussant, 2(1). 41-45. January- March 2014.ISSN-2250-3412. UGC No- 63668.

Ø   “Role of innovativeness and critical thinking in individual and organizational context.” Journal discussant, 1(2) .62-69. April 2013. ISSN-2250-3412. UGC No - 63668.

Ø   “Quality of Work life as a Predictor of the Psychological well-being of police Employees” Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 3(4). December 2012. ISSN- 222-4937. UGC No- 42790.

Ø   “Perception of Role Expectation and its Fulfilment among Youth: An Intergenerational Perspective.” Journal IJSSR, 9 (2). November 2012.ISSN-0974-9837. UGC No-43775.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 


Ø  Completed ICSSR major research project as Project Director titled “Personality Trait Structure and Taxonomy of Hindi Speaking Indians: A Psycho lexical Approach” (2013-2015).

Ø  Completed a Major Research Project of U.G.C. on the topic “Employability of Vocational Education Students.” As Investigator.


Ø  Completed innovative research project, “Growing under the shadow of Media: Explorations into family life and  Psychosocial well-being”, as the main investigator from Delhi University (2012-2013).

RESEARCH SUPERVISION


Ø  One PhD awarded under my supervision on the topic “A Psycho- Social Study of Mass Media Process and Its Impact on Well- Being” of researcher Sunil Gupta (2012) from University of Delhi.

     Ph.D. submitted under my supervision on the topic “A Psychosocial Study of Virtual Reality and Actual Reality and its impact on Well- Being” of Researcher Ravi Bhusan (2012), University of Delhi.


Ø Ph.D. submitted under my supervision on the topic “Impact of Bullying on Adolescents: Unraveling the psyche of victims of Bullying” of researcher Bushra Faraz (2013), Jamia Milia Islamia.

Ø  Supervising Ph.D. work on the topic “A Psycho-Social Study of Media Ecology: An Exploration into Self- Concept and Personality development of Children” of researcher Priyam Sharma, 2016, University of Delhi.

Ø  Supervising Ph.D. work on the topic “A Psycho-Social study of Social Media Users: Explorations into Empathy Altruism” of the researcher Swati Saharan, 2014 The University of Delhi.

Ø  Supervising Ph.D. work on the topic “A Psycho-Social Study Of social media users on self and well being of Indian youth” of the researcher Anand Shankar, 2014, University of Delhi.


Ø  Supervising Ph.D. work as Co-Guide on the topic “Life orientation, work environment, and organizational justice as a predictor of organizational commitment” of the researcher Shivangi Kaul, Amity University, Noida from July 2014.

Ø  Supervising Ph.D. work as Co-Guide on the topic “Indian positive psychological interventions for wisdom and Resilience” of the researcher Kulpreet Kaur, Amity University, Noida from Jan 2015.

Ø  Supervising Ph.D. work on the topic “Emerging Adulthood” of the researcher Nisha (2016), University of Delhi.


CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALKS

Ø  Invited to deliver a talk on “Social Media: Social and Psychological Scenarios” at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 9th April 2018.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjbt6OoLWlU&t=20s.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Psychological capital efficacy and its impact on organizational citizenship behavior” at J. K. Laxmipati University, Jaipur, 2nd April 2018.

Ø  Invited as keynote speaker in ICSSR sponsored National seminar on Role of Skill India in Promoting Self – Employment: Prospects and challenges at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 10th March 2018.

Ø  Delivered a talk on the topic “Media and Family well-being”, in International conference on Family Well-being at Bharti College, New Delhi, and 21st February 2018.

Ø  Delivered a talk on the topic “Towards a psychology of social change”, in the national seminar at IIT Delhi, 13th January 2018.

Ø  Delivered a talk on the topic “Mindfulness and its impact on performance” at Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore, 9th January 2018.

Ø  Delivered talk on “Women Empowerment”, Women Safety Week in collaboration with UP police, at Girls inter –college, Gautama Buddha Nagar, 10th December 2017.

Ø  “Crime and Youth”, invited talk at Christ University Bangalore, 30th November 2017.

Ø  Chaired a session in International Conference on Health Psychology Lucknow, 13th November 2017.

Ø  Invited lecture on the topic “Intelligence concept and its application” at IIT Delhi, 10th November 2017.

Ø  Invited talk on “Criminal Psychology” at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, 8th September 2017.

Ø  Delivered talk on “Role of Ethics in governance” in International Conference at Lucknow University, 8th April 2017.

Ø  Delivered talk on “An interdisciplinary perspective on health and well-being” in International conference on the psychology of health and well-being, Jamia Milia Islamia University, 23rd March 2017.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Positive Psychology” in National Seminar on Positive Psychology, Amity University, Noida, 21st March 2017.

Ø  Delivered talk on “Successful Aging” in National Conference at Mata Sundri College, University of Delhi, 23rd September 2016.

Ø  Talk on “Mass media and positive social engagement”, an international seminar on Indian minds and societal concerns, 3rd April 2016.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Positive schooling”, ICPAS 2016, keynote address, 16th January 2016.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Adolescents challenges and Remedies from Social Psychological & Cultural Perspective”, National Seminar in Gorakhpur university, 15th January 2015.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Exploring the realms of positive psychology and the work place: An eastern psychology perspective” National conference at Carmel College, Goa, 9th January 2015.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Employee engagement and organizational transformation”, National seminar at ARSD college, University of Delhi, 25th March 2015.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Values, strengths, human development and functioning”, an international conference on psychology, 25th September 2014.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Understanding role expectations and role strain across three generations and its impact on well-being in a joint family and nuclear family: An Indian Study”, International congress of applied Psychology in Paris, Franc, 11th July 2014.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Positive psychology”, National Seminar on positive psychology, Keynote address, Bangalore, 20th January 2014.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Positivity at the workplace”, the 2nd National conference organized by IAPP, Maniben Nanawati College, Mumbai, 7th December 2013.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Career Counselling”, International conference organized by ICAD and NCDA (USA), Manav Rachna University, Faridabad, 27th March 2013.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Role of mass media and its implications for aging work force”, National conference organized by department of applied psychology south campus, University of Delhi, 1st March 2013.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Positive Psychology”, First conference of Indian association of positive psychology, 24th December 2012.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Role of critical thinking and innovativeness in the individual and organizational context”, Delhi University Academic congress, 6th September 2012.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Role of Social and Cultural influences on Academic success and its impact on life satisfaction”, International Conference on positivism, amity University, Jaipur, 7th August 2012.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Unravelling the sources and remedies of examination stress among Indian School Children”, National conference organized by ICAD and Indian Association of Positive Psychology, 26th May 2012.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Psychological perspective of human rights”, International conference on human rights at Delhi University, 23rd December 2012.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Psychology in the contemporary context”, International Conference on Psychology in contemporary context: A Positivistic approach, 21st May 2011.
Ø  Delivered a talk on “Psychological Impact of urbanism on Well Being”, IISMAAS at JNU, 20th April 2011.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Reciprocal Altruism & Will Power”, International Conference on advances in Military Psychology organized by Defence Institute of Psychology Research under the Ministry of Defence, 12th March 2011.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “ABC of managing organizations by Values”, National Conference of W.P.H.R.F. at Delhi University conference center, 5th September 2010.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Antisocial, Unsocial and Prosocial Effects of Media Content”, NAOP Conference, Bangalore University, 6th March 2010.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “A critical understanding of ethical leadership from the historical and contemporary perspective”, National seminar organized by Deshbandhu College at India International Centre, Delhi, 16th February 2010.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Environment and Behaviour”, International Conference on Biodiversity, environment and Sustainability Challenges for Future at S.S.N college, University of Delhi, 5th September 2008.

Ø  “Media portrayal of the aged”, International Seminar on Gerontology: A global concern, 1st March 2008.

Ø  “A Critical Analysis of Social Justice, Collective Identity, Marginality and Importance of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar”, National Seminar at Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi, 26th September 2008.

Ø  “Psychology of Parenting”, GYNAE PAEDIACON: A national conference, 14th October 2007.

Ø  “Psychological aspect of leadership”, National Seminar on Economy & Entrepreneurship at V.B.S. Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, 22nd April 2006.

Ø  “Motivation and Human Research: Resourceful human’s new mantra”, IIIrd H.R. meet organized by work psychology and human resource forum, 26th February 2006.

Ø  Delivered a talk on “Organizational Culture”, National Seminar on Rural Marketing Issues and Challenges in WTO Era, at VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, 23rd September 2005.


    
           WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Ø  Conducted a workshop on “The art of Persuasive and Effective Communication” for the ACPs and Inspectors at Delhi Police Vigilance Headquarter, New Delhi, 10th May 2018.

Ø  Conducted several workshops on “Time management and Freedom from Stress” for the SHO’s at Delhi police Training Centre Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi, March 2018.

Ø  Conducted a workshop on “Inner Growth and Personality Devlopment” at Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore, 9th January 2018.

Ø  Conducted a workshop on “Emotional Competence and Stress Management” at Delhi police Training Centre Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi, 3rd January 2018.

Ø    Conducted a workshop on “CyberPsychology of Crime” at CBI Academy of India, Ghaziabad, 18th December 2017.

Ø  Workshop on “Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness”, to the executive trainees at Institute of Leadership Power Grid Corporation, 6th December 2017.

Ø  Workshop on “Work – Life Balance” at Chandigarh Police Training Institute, 3rd October 2017.

Ø   Conducted a workshop on “Ecological Psychology” for IFS training program at Institute of wood science and technology, Bengaluru, 12th January 2017.

Ø   Conducted a Workshop on “Work-Life Balance”, at IIM Lucknow, 15th December 2016.

Ø  Workshop on “Cultivation and Enhancement of Leadership Qualities” at Officer’s Police Academy Moradabad to Deputy S.P. Probationers, 13th June 2016.

Ø  Workshop on “Soft skills management”, Faculty members developmental programme (refresher course of engineering teachers), IIT Roorkee, 12th June 2013.

Ø  “Power of ethics in learning”, National workshop at ILLL, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, 21st March 2013.

Ø  Conducted a workshop on “Role of Psychological Skills in Doctor, Patient communication”, Med-Con. 2011 organized by Indian Medical Association, 24th April 2011.

Ø  “Psychology and Life Skills”, National workshop on Capacity and Life Skill Building, 28th March 2011.

PAPERS TAUGHT



  •      Taught M.A. (Previous and Final) students of south-campus, the University of Delhi since 2009-2013.
Paper’s Taught
Course
Academic Session
Organizational Behavior
M.A. (P) Paper VI
2009-10
Organizational Behavior
M.A. (P) Paper VI
2010-11
Selection, Training & Assessment
M.A. (F) Paper XIIIB
2010-11
Mental Health & Work
M.A. (F) Paper XVB
2011-12
Personal Growth: An Experiential Paradigm 
M.A. (F) Paper – C – I
2012 – 13
Advance Social Psychology
M.A. IInd  Semester 
2012 – 13

Ø  Taught M.Com. Students of the University of Delhi, South Campus for three years.
Paper’s Taught
Course
Academic Session
Organizational Behavior
M.Com. (P)
1999-2001
Organizational Theory
M.Com. (F)
1999-2001

Ø  B.Com. (Hons.) Students of Delhi University Business Organization paper for about 10 years at Kirori Mal College Centre of School of Correspondence Courses.

Ø  B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing student’s paper entitled “Psychology for Nursing” at L.N.J.P. Hospital College of Nursing of Delhi University since 2007-10.

Ø   B.A. (Pass) and B.A. (Programme) students of Psychology following papers:

Papers taught: Abnormal Psychology, General Psychology, Social Psychology, Life Crises, Psychological Distress & Well-being, Mental Testing.

Ø  B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology students of all three years from the commencement of this course in my college i.e. 2006 till date

Paper’s taught:  
General Psychology – B.A. (Hons.) Ist Year
Practicum in General Psychology – B.A. (Hons.)Ist Year
Industrial & Organizational Psychology – B.A. (Hons.)IInd Year
Social Psychology – B.A. (Hons.) IInd Year
Counseling Psychology – B.A. (Hons.)IIIrd Year
Practicum based on Counselling - B.A. (Hons.) IIIrd Year
Ø  B.A. (Hons.) Social Work’s IInd year student since 1997 till date.
      Paper’s taught:
Psychology in Social Work, Psychology for Living



OTHER SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS


Ø  Evaluated several major research projects of ICSSR 2016-17.
Ø  Expert views published in several national dailies regularly.
Ø  UGC C.E.C. lectures in Psychology: