Dr. Sandeep Kumar

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
L-30, Tulsidas Colony, BHU Campus, Varanasi
0542-2369967, 0542-2366627, 09415304668
sandeepk@bhu.ac.in, skumarbhu@gmail.com

Academic Qualifications
Sl. No. Degree Institution Year
1 P. G. Banaras Hindu University 2000
2 M.Phil / Ph.D. Banaras Hindu University 2006



A. Teaching experience (in years): 11 Years

B. Areas of specialization: Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Stress Management, Human Resource Development and Management.

C. Number of M. Phil/Ph. D supervised: 4 (In progress)

D. Number of publications (National/International): 22

E. Major publications (Selected)

Kumar, V. & Kumar, S. (2014). Workplace spirituality as a moderator in relation between stress and health: An exploratory empirical assessment. International Review of Psychiatry, 26 (3), 344-351. DOI: 10.3109/09540261.2014.924909.

Kashyap, S. P., Kumar, S.& Krishna, A. (2014).Role of resilience as a moderator between the relationship of occupational stress and psychological health.Indian Journal of Health and Well-being, 5 (9), 1023-1026.ISSN 2229-5356.

Shankar, B. & Kumar, S. (2014). Emotional labor and burnout relationship: Role of social support and coping. Indian Journal of Community Psychology,10 (2) 263-277. ISSN 0974-2719

Kumar, S. (2012). Psychological contract and organizational performance: An overview. Indian Journal of Community Psychology, 8(2), 321- 336. ISSN 0974-2719

Kumar, S., Shankar B., & Singh, A. P. (2010). Emotional labor and health outcomes: An overview of literature and preliminary empirical evidences. Indian Journal of Social Science Researches, 7 (1), 83-89. ISSN 0974-9837

F. Research projects

SAP-Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, ?Emotional Labor and Health: Role of Emotional Intelligence and Social Support", 2011-2013. (Principal Investigator)

Indian Council of Social Science Research, ?Role of Psychological Contract, Personality and Organizational Culture in Performance among front level managerial personnel", 2010-2012.(Project Director)

University Grants Commission, ?Role of individual and organizational predictors in organizational citizenship behavior", 2009-2011. (Co-Investigator)

University Grants Commission, ?Emotional Labour, Personality, Work Culture, Coping and their relationship with Health Outcomes", 2009-2011. (Principal Investigator)

G. Conference/symposia/seminars attended

Kumar, S. (2014).Organizational culture and performance: Role of psychological contract. Paper presented in the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology on held on July 8-13, 2014 at Palaisdes Congr? ? 2, place de la Porte Maillot, Paris (France).

Kumar, S. & Singh, A. P. (2014).Role of perceived organizational support in the relationship between role overload and organizational citizenship behavior. Paper presented in the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology held on July 8-13, 2014 at Palaisdes Congr? - 2, place de la Porte Maillot, Paris (France).

Kumar, S. & Singh, A. P. (2013).Psychological contract and its relationship with performance. Paper presented in the Annual Conference of IPCON, 2013 onPsychological Well-being held on November 25-26, 2013 at University Department of Psychology, T. M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur (India)

Kumar, S., & Singh, A. P. (2013).Suppressing Gender Conflict in Organizations: Role of Deconstruction of Organizational Taboos. Paper presented in the International Seminar on Psychology of Trauma: Women and Children in Violent Conflict held on March 13-14, 2013 at JamiaMiliaIslamia, New Delhi (India).

Kumar, S., &Kashyap, S. P. (2012). Stress Counselling through Employee Assistance Programmes at Work place: Mental Health and Productivity Outcomes. Paper presented at the National Conference on Current Concerns and Emerging Areas of Application of Counselling, held on February 22-28, 2013 at the Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India).

Kumar, S., &Kashyap, S. P. (2012). Relationship between personal attributes and Health: An Overview. Paper presented in the 1st National Conference of Indian Association of Positive Psychology, held on December 24-26, 2012 at Department of Psychology, MGKVP, Varanasi (India).

Kumar, S. (2012).Personality as a moderator variable in the relationship between stress state and job attitudes. Paper presented in the International Congress of Psychology, held on July 22-27, 2012 at International Convention Centre,Cape Town (South Africa).

Kumar, S., Shankar, B. & Singh, A. P. (2012). Emotional labour scale: Development of an Indian measure. Paper presented in the International Congress of Psychology, held on July 22-27, 2012 at International Convention Centre,Cape Town (South Africa).

Kumar, S., Srivastava, U. R., Bydwal, V. & Singh, A. P. (2012).Role of Emotional Intelligence in the relationship between Emotional Labor and Health. Paper presented in the 16th International and 47th National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, held on June 15-17, 2012 at Toc H Institute of Science and Technology (TIST), Ernkulam, Kerala (India).

Kumar, S. (2012). Improving Performance and Well-Being at Workplace: Role of Psychological Contract. Paper presented in the International Conference on Applied Psychology, held on February 24-25, 2012 at Punjab University, Chandigarh.

Kumar, S. (2012).Role of Social Support in the relationship between Emotional Labor and Health Relationship. Paper presented in the International Conference on Recent Advances in Cognition and Health, held on January 23-24, 2012 at Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. 

Shankar, B. & Kumar, S. (2011). Emotional labor and burnout relationship: A review of effect of social support and coping.Paper presented in the International Conference on Positivism: Path to Success, Satisfaction and Bliss held on August 6-8, 2011 at Amity Institute of Behavioral and Allied Sciences, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur.

Kumar, S. (2011). Role of Psychological contract in the relationship of personality and performance: An overview. Paper presented in the International Conference on Positivism: Path to Success, Satisfaction and Bliss held on August 6-8, 2011 at Amity Institute of Behavioral and Allied Sciences, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur.

Kumar, S. & Singh, A. P. (2011).Role of Intrinsic Work Motivation in Organizational Creativity. Paper presented in the National Psychology Conference PSYCHON 2011 on Recent Trends in Psychology: In Indian Perspectiveheld on January 6-8, 2011 at Department of Psychology, Govt. MLB Girls PG Autonomous College, Bhopal

Kumar, S. & Singh, A. P. (2011).Role of Enterprise Resource Planning in managing change in public sector organization. Paper presented in the National Psychology Conference PSYCHON 2011 on Recent Trends in Psychology: In Indian Perspectiveheld on January 6-8, 2011 at Department of Psychology, Govt. MLB Girls PG Autonomous College, Bhopal

Kumar, S. & Singh, A. P. (2011).Stress State and its Relationship with Job Attitudes: Role of Personality. Paper presented in the National Psychology Conference PSYCHON 2011 on Recent Trends in Psychology: In Indian Perspectiveheld on January 6-8, 2011 at Department of Psychology, Govt. MLB Girls PG Autonomous College, Bhopal

Kumar, S. & Singh, A. P. (2010) Stress and attitude relationship: Role of work culture. Paper presented in the 45th National and 14 International Conference of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, on Quality of Life and Globalization: Effective Self Care Interventions held on February 18-20, 2010 at Department of Psychology and Parapsychology, Andhra University, Vishakapatnam.

Kumar, S., Shankar, B. & Singh, A. P. (2010).Emotional Labor and Health Outcomes: A Review. Paper presented in the 45th National and 14 International Conference of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, on Quality of Life and Globalization: Effective SelfcareInterventions, held on February 18-20, 2010 at Department of Psychology and Parapsychology, Andhra University, Vishakapatnam.

Kumar, S. & Singh, A. P. (2009).Moderating role of work culture in the relationship of stress and iob attitude. Paper presented in the 13th International and 44th National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP)onApplied Psychology in Changing Cultural Perspectives"held on January 30th and 31st& February 1st , 2009 at Dr. RafiqueZakaria Campus, Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Aurangabad.

Kumar, S. &Pandey, R. (2009).Analysing moderation effects in social psychological researches: Current issues and trends. Paper presented in theUGC National Seminar on Social psychology in India: Perspectives and potentials,held on March 21-22, 2009, at Department of Psychology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.

Pandey, R. & Kumar, S. (2009). Interpreting correlation in social psychological researches: Overlap versus mediation. Paper presented in theUGC National Seminar on Social psychology in India: Perspectives and potentials,held on March 21-22, 2009, at Department of Psychology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.

Kumar, S., & Singh, A. P. (2007).Performance and its effect on stress state among coal mines workers. In the 11th International & 42nd National Conference of IAAP onApplied Psychology for a Peaceful World, to be held from February 15-17, 2007, organized by the Department of Psychology, JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi.

Kumar, S.,& Singh, A. P. (2006). Stress state and its relationship with the well-being. In the National seminar on ?Promoting psychological well-being across the life span?, February 22-24, Department of Psychology, SAP-DRS (Phase-II), Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Kumar, S.,& Singh, A. P. (2006). Stress state, well-being and need for counselling. In the 41th National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology on ?Innovative dimensions of applied psychology: Counselling for development, February 16-18, at NITTTR, Chennai

Kumar, S., & Seth, A. (2006).Role of music therapy in managing stress. In theNational Conference on HR Management: The Expanding Roles, Making a difference at workplace held on January 21-22, at School of Management Sciences, Varanasi

Kumar, S. & Singh, A. P. (2006).Stress State and its effect on Task Performance, Job Involvement, and Job Satisfaction. In the National Conference on HR Management: The Expanding Roles, Making a difference at workplace held on January 21-22, at School of Management Sciences, Varanasi

Kumar, S.,& Singh, A. P. (2005). Stress state and its relationship with academic performance among students. In the 40th National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology on ?Applied Indian Psychology: Retrospect and Prospect?, March 07-09, Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya.

Kumar, S., Pandey, B. K., & Singh, A. P. (2005). Air pollution and mental health: A study on coal mine area workers. In the International Conference on Applied and Community Psychology: Trends and Directions, February 25-27, GurukulKangari University, Haridwar.

Kumar, S., Mishra, L. K., & Singh, A. P. (2004). Stress state and its effect on task performance, job involvement and job satisfaction. In the39th National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology on ?Positive Health and Well Being?, July 15-17, M.D. University, Rohtak

Kumar, S., Mishra, L. K., & Singh, A. P. (2003).Role of work culture and locus of control in the relationship of perceivedstress and health among managerial personnel. In the 7th International and 38th National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology on ?Applied Psychology: Emerging Trends, October 11-13, jointly organized by JNV University Jodhpur and D.R.D.O., New Delhi at Jodhpur.

Singh, S., & Kumar, S. (2002). Globalization Stress: In context of Japan and South Asia (especially India). Jan 2-4, organized by Japanese Studies, Centre for the Study of Nepal, Faculty of Social Sciences, B. H. U., Varanasi.

Kumar, S., Singh, S., & Singh, A. P. (2002). Quality Circles: Japan?s Gift to India. In the International Seminar on Japan?s Role in South Asia, Jan 2-4, organized by Japanese Studies, Centre for the Study of Nepal, Faculty of Social Sciences, B. H. U., Varanasi.

H. Courses and papers taught

Courses taught

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Bachelor of Technology (Open Elective Course)

Master of Arts (Psychology)

Master of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (MPMIR)

PG Diploma in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Papers taught

Foundations of Psychological Processes

Applied Psychology

Psychological Testing and Assessment

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Organizational Behavior

Stress Management

Organizational Development and Change

Applications of Psychology in Human Life

I. Academic/ professional membership

Life Member, Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP)

Life Member, Community Psychology Association of India (CPAI)

Life Member, BHU Psychology Alumni Association (BPAA)

Founder Member, Indian School Psychology Association (ISPA)

Member, American Psychological Association (APA)

Member, International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)

Member, National Academy of Psychology (NAOP)

Member, Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP)

J. Administrative responsibilities held

Proctor, Banaras Hindu University

Member, Anti-Ragging Squad, Banaras Hindu University

Warden, City Delegacies, Banaras Hindu University

Secretary, FSS Athletic Association, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University

K. Honors and awards received

Travel and Fellowship Award to attend Advance Research Training Seminar-2012 (ARTS-2012) at University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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