Dr. Rakesh Pandey

Professor
Department of Psychology 
0542-2369967 0542-2318246 09415812329 
rpan_in@yahoo.com, rpandeybhu@gmail.com


Academic Qualifications
Sl. No. Degree Institution Year
1 P. G. Banaras Hindu University 1990
2 Ph.D. Banaras Hindu University 1993


A. Teaching experience (in years): over 17

B. Areas of specialization:

Clinical/health Psychology, Health and well-being, Emotion and Health

C. Number of M. Phil/Ph. D supervised: 05

D. Number of publications (National/International): 63

Published Research Papers:
59, Book chapter :02, Tests/Scales :02

E. Major publications (selected)

Mandal, S. P., Arya, Y. K. & Pandey, R. (2014). Understanding emotion regulatory effect of mindfulness: Role of differentiation and range of emotional experiences. Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 5 (4), 356-362.

Singh, E., Pandey, R., & Srivastava, A. K., (2013). Self-regulation theories and its implications for health behavior: An overview. Samajiki Sandarsh, 1(1), 66-73.

Dubey, A., Mishra, K., & Pandey, R. (2013). Emotional processing deficits and mental health: Mediational role of negative affect. Indian Journal of Social Science Researches, 10 ( 2), 1-11.

Dubey, A. & Pandey, R. (2013). Mental Health Problems in Alexithymia: Role of Positive and Negative emotional Experiences. SIS Journal of Projective Psychology and Mental Health, 20, 128-136.

Mandal, S. P., Arya, Y. K., & Pandey, R. (2012). Mental health and mindfulness: Mediational role of positive and negative affect . SIS Journal of Projective Psychology and Mental Health, 19, 150-159.

Saxena, P & Pandey, R. (2012). Validation of dimensionality of affect intensity using the Hindi version of the Emotional Intensity Scale. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 8(1), 139-158.

Saxena, P., Pandey, T. Dubey, A., Pratap, S. & Pandey, R. (2012). Differential affective profile of patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease. SIS Journal of Projective Psychology and Mental Health, 19, 137-149.

Pandey, R. & Srivastava, N. (2012). Culturally construed dual sources of well-being: Preliminary psychometric evidences. SIS Journal of Projective Psychology and Mental Health, 19(1), 25-31.

Pandey, R., Saxena, P., & Dubey, A. (2011). Emotion regulation difficulties in alexithymia and mental health. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 7(4), 604-623.

Mandal, S. P., Arya, Y. K., & Pandey, R. (2011). Mindfulness, emotion regulation, and subjective well-being: An overview of pathways to positive mental health. Indian Journal of Social Science Researches, 8, 159-167.

Gupta, G. & Pandey, R. (2011). Enhanced right hemispheric performance in depression: Role of co-occurring anxiety and task variation. Journal of Indian Academy of Applied psychology, 37, 54-64.

Gupta, G., Dubey, A., Saxena, P., & Pandey, R. (2011). Individual differences in hemispheric preference and emotion regulation difficulties. Industrial Psychiatry Journal, 20(1), 32-38.

Pandey, R. & Tripathi, S. (2011). The relative significance of various Job stressors in predicting mental health of teachers. Emerging Trends in Education, 1 (2), 10-20.

Saxena, P., Dubey, A., & Pandey, R. (2011). Role of emotion regulation difficulties in predicting mental health and well- being. SIS Journal of Projective Psychology and Mental Health. Vol 18, 147-155.

Dubey, A., Pandey, R., & Mishra, K. (2010). Role of emotion regulation difficulties and positive-negative affectivity in explaining alexithymia- health relationship: An overview. Indian Journal of Social Science Researches, 7(1), 20-31.

Gupta, G. & Pandey, R. (2010). Assessment of hemispheric asymmetry: Development and psychometric evaluation a chimeric face test. Industrial Psychiatry Journal, 19(1), 30-36.

Pandey, R., Gupta, G. & Dubey, A. (2010). Depression among undergraduate students: Role of psychosocial stress and coping strategies. United Journal of Awadh Scholars, 4(2), 1-15.

Pandey, R. & Anand, T. (2010). Emotional intelligence and its relationship with marital adjustment and health of spouse. Indian Journal of Social Science Researches, 7(2), 38-46.

Pandey, R. & Choubey, A.K. (2010). Emotion and Health: An overview. SIS Journal of Projective Psychology and Mental Health 17, 135-152.

Pandey, R. & Choubey, A.K. (2009). The positive-negative affectivity, affect intensity and health. United Journal of Awadh Scholars, 3(2), 1-11.

Pandey, R. & Singh, S. (2009) Perceived discrepancy between self and parents in setting life goals and Subjective Well Being, Journal of Indian Academy of Applied psychology, 35 (1), 63-71.

Choubey, A. K., Singh, S.K & Pandey, R., (2009). Role of emotion intelligence in stress and health, Indian Journal of Social Science Researches , 6(1), 122-134.

Pandey, R. & Srivastava, N. (2008). Assessing subjective well-being: Psychometric evaluation of a composite index based on independent measures of happiness and satisfaction. Indian Journal of Social Science Research , 5(2), 7-15.

Pandey R., & Gupta, G. (2009). Hemispheric asymmetry and depression: An overview. Indian Journal of Social Science Researches , 6(1), 16-28.

Pandey, R. & Srivastava, N. (2008). Psychometric evaluation of a Hindi version of Positive-Negative Affect Schedule, Industrial Psychiatry Journal, 17(1), 49-54.

Pandey, R., Anand, T. & Tripathi, I. (2006). Hemisphericity and Emotional intelligence,Journal of Personality and Clinical Studies, 22, 13-18. Pandey, R., Upadhyay, S., & Singh, N (2004). Deviation from right-hand preference and increased likelihood of mental health complaints, immunological disorders, and accidents.Journal of Projective Psychology and Mental Health 11, 19-24.

Pandey, R., & Anand T.(2003). Factor structure of a measure of emotional intelligence Scale in Hindi speaking Indian adolescents. Indian Journal of Psychological Issues, 11,91-98.

Pandey, R. (2003). Performance on clinically modified Stroop colour word test as a function of language of stimulus presentation and social background. Indian Journal of Clinical psychology, 30, 33-39.

Pandey , R., & Tripathi , S. (2002). Occupational stress and Burnout relationship :The role of social support. Indian Journal of Applied Psychology,39,9-17

Pandey , R . & Tripathi , S.(2001).Occupational stress and burnout in engineering college teachers. Journal of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology , 27, 67-73.

Pandey, R., Gupta, M., & Upadhya , S.(2000).Perceived social support and health in high and low alexithymics . Journal of Personality and Clinical Studies, 16 , 137 –142.

Pandey, R., Mishra, M., Mishra, R., & Dwivedi, C. B. (1999) Stability of SIS–II responses contents across time and predesignated image cluster. Journal of Projective Psychology and Mental Health 6, 31-37.

Pandey, R. & Mandal, M.K. (1997). Processing of facial expressions of emotion and alexithymia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 36, 631-633.

Pandey, R. & Mandal, M.K. (1996). Eysenckian personality dimensions and alexithymia : Examining the overlap in terms of perceived autonomic arousal. Personality and Individual Differences, 20, 499-504.

Mandal, M.K., Pandey, R. & Prasad, A.B. (1997). Facial expression of emotions and schizophrenia - a review. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 24, 457-470.

Pandey, R, Mandal, M.K., Taylor, G.J. & Parker, J.D.A. (1996). Cross-cultural alexithymia : Development and validation of a Hindi translation of Twenty-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale.Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52, 169-172.

Mandal M.K., Asthana, H.S. & Pandey, R. (1995). Asymmetry in emotional face : Its role in intensity of expression. The Journal of Psychology, 129 ,235-241

Mandal, M.K., Asthana, H.S., Madan, S.K. & Pandey, R. (1992). Hemifacial display of emotion in the resting state. Behavioural Neurology, 5, 169-171 .

F. Research projects


Identification of neurobehavioral markers of depression. University Grants Commission, Project reference: 5-264/2009 (March 2010-August 2012).

G. Conference/symposia/seminars attended: More than 40

H. Courses and papers taught

Courses taught


Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Master of Arts (Psychology)

Master of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (MPMIR)

PG Diploma in Counseling and Psychotherapy

PG Diploma in Counseling, Guidance, and Psychological Intervention

Papers taught

Research Methods

Advanced Statistics

Therapeutic Techniques

Diagnostic techniques

Psychological Testing and Assessment

Psychological Intervention Techniques

Psychology of Rehabilitation

Behaviour Therapy

Psychological Assessment in Specific Population

I. Academic/ professional membership


Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta, India.

International affiliate, American Psychological Assoication

Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Madras, India.

Somatic Inkblot Society, Chandigarh.

Indian Association of Sports Psychology

Community Psychology Association of India

Banaras Hindu University Psychology Alumni Association, India.

J. Administrative responsibilities held

Head of the Department of Psychology (22.01.15 –continuing)

Founder Coordinator, PG Diploma in Counseling and Psychotherapy, RGSC

Coordinator of UGC-DRS programme, Department of Psychology, BHU

Deputy coordinator of the UGC innovative programme (PG Diploma in Guidance, Counselling and Psychological Intervention

Warden, LD Guest House Extension, BHU

Warden-in-Charge, Faculty Guest House, BHU

K. Honors and awards received

SIS Research Award (in recognition of major contribution to the advancement of SIS), 2004

Young Scientist Award, Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 1994.

B.H.U. Prize Award, Banaras Hindu University, 1985.

B.H.U. Research Fellowship (September, 1991 to August, 1993).

Senior Research Fellow (In a task-force project of ICMR), Department of Psychology, B.H.U., Varanasi (September, 1993 to July, 1996)

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