Pooja V. Anand, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India
Email:
poojavanand1@gmail.com

Biography

Dr. Pooja V. Anand is currently Assistant Professor of Psychology at Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India. She has been teaching Psychology for more than eleven years. Her teaching and research interests include Positive Psychology, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, and Social Psychology. She was awarded her PhD degree from University of Lucknow, India on the topic “Problem Solving and Emotional Intelligence: Correlates of Self-efficacy” in 2010. She won the gold medal for being the topper in M.A. Psychology from University of Lucknow in 2003 and Junior Research Fellowship Award from University Grants Commission, 2003.

She is the author of the book “Emotional Intelligence-Journey to Self-Positive” published in January, 2017. She has authored book chapters for The Psychological Realm, and Career Development: Different Voices Different Choices. She has published many research articles in scientific journals. She has also written many articles on emotional intelligence, and other positive psychology topics in newspapers of national repute like The Tribune, Millennium Post, Free Press Journal and Nai Duniya.

She is a member of the Indian Association of Positive Psychology and India Career Development Association. She is the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology published by the Indian Association of Positive Psychology and reviewer for many reputed scholarly journals.

Dr. Anand teaches courses on Emotional Intelligence, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Social Psychology, Applied Social Psychology, Research Project, Experiments, Psychological testing etc. in undergraduate course in Psychology at Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi and has taken classes for post-graduate course in Psychology and Ph.D. course at Department of Psychology, University of Delhi. She is currently guiding many PhD scholars enrolled at Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, India.

She has completed refresher courses in Psychology, and Research Methodology (2015) from Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, University of Delhi and Faculty Development Programme on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods using SPSS from Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India (2016).

Dr. Anand is currently the Convenor for Skill development courses (2015-16, 2016-17) in her College and has started many Skill development courses in Psychology like “Enhancing Emotional Intelligence Skills”, “Personality development”, and “Self-enhancement skills” as well as courses in various disciplines. In the three skill development courses in Psychology she has been resource person for modules on Intrapersonal Understanding, Interpersonal Management, Emotional Skills, Positive thinking etc.

She has been invited for lectures/ workshops on emotional intelligence, and positive thinking at various prestigious national and international forums. She was invited to conduct a workshop on “Developing EQ” in the "Personality, Employability and Skills Development" for the Below Poverty Level (BPL) students by the School of Open Learning, University of Delhi (2016).

Dr. Anand has supervised many undergraduate research projects in new and upcoming areas in Psychology like Emotional intelligence, Positive Psychology, Self-efficacy, Psychological Capital, Subjective well-being, Leadership, Positive Organizational Behaviour etc. She has been conducting research on Emotional Intelligence for more than a decade now including her Ph.D. and has studied the relationship of emotional intelligence with a wide range of variables such as Self-efficacy, Happiness, Problem solving style, Satisfaction with life, Occupational Stress, Psychological Capital, Work Engagement, Job satisfaction etc as well as the impact of interventions based on emotional intelligence on health and well-being.

She has presented many papers at various national and international conferences: International Conference on Health and wellbeing (2016), International Conference on Public Health (2016), 3rd National and First International Conference of Positive Psychology (2015), Annual InSPA International Conference (2014), First International Conference on Career Development (2013), National Seminar on Aggression and Violence (2010), 6th Regional Conference of PhD Scholars (2005); 29th Indian Social Science Congress (2005). She won the First prize for the Best Paper Presentation in a Scientific Session for the paper titled “Self-efficacy and lifestyle patterns: Finding the link” in the International Conference on Public Health in January, 2016 organized by Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi and Krishi Sanskriti (First and Principal author). She has been invited as Chairperson in scientific sessions at various national and international conferences.

She has participated in many workshops: Training Workshop on “Assessment and Development Centre”(Work Psychology and Human Resource Forum, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, 2015); Workshop on “Advances in Applied Positive Psychology” (Deptt of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi, 2015); Workshop on “Positive Psychology at the workplace” (Indian Association of Positive Psychology, 2015).

Dr. Anand has been the paper coordinator for Social Psychology and co-coordinator for Positive Psychology paper for the E-pathshala project sponsored by University Grants Commission-Ministry of Human Resource Development, India. She has also authored modules for these papers. She has been the member of the Core Committee for formulating the syllabus for B.A. (Hons) Psychology, B.A. (Hons) Applied Psychology, and B.A. (Programme) Psychology for the Choice Based Credit System taught at all central universities in India. She was invited as expert for undergraduate and post-graduate syllabus formulation at Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, India. She has also translated many questionnaires for various research projects.

Book:

Anand, P. V. (2017). Emotional Intelligence - Journey to Self-Positive. New Delhi: The Readers Paradise.

Chapters in edited books:
Anand, P. V. (2014). Career self-efficacy and career related behaviours. In Career Development: Different Voices, Different Choices (pp. 81-99). New Delhi: The Readers Paradise.

Anand, P. V. (2014). Intelligence. In The Psychological Realm: An Introduction. (pp. 472-525). New Delhi: Pinnacle Learning. 

Research Articles:

Anand, P. V. (2016). Attitude towards homosexuality: A survey based study. Journal of Psychosocial Research, 11 (1), 157-166.

Anand, P. V. (2015). Enhancing emotional intelligence: An intervention based study. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4 (1), 5-16.

Anand, P. V. & Singh, S. (2015). Religious orientation, self-esteem, and happiness among undergraduate students. Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 6 (4), 349-355.

Anand, P. V. (2013). Aging and emotional intelligence.  Indian Journal of Health and Well-being, 4 (9), 1760-1763.

Anand, P. V. & Kumar, Y. (2013). Subjective well-being of performing artists and its relationship with self-efficacy.  Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 4 (2), 235-243.

Anand, P. V. (2013). Emotional intelligence and self-efficacy as predictors of life satisfaction among undergraduate students.  Journal of Positive Psychology, 2 (1), 34-49.

Conference proceedings published:

Anand, P. V. & Marwaha, R. (2016). Self-efficacy and lifestyle patterns: Finding the link. (Conference proceedings, International Conference on Public Health: Issues, challenges, opportunities, prevention, awareness organized by Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi and Krishi Sanskriti, Delhi), Vol. 1, 76-81.

Anand, P. V., Singh, V. & Basu, A. (2016, March). Emotional intelligence and optimism: Understanding the relationship with health behaviours. (Conference proceedings of the International Conference on Health and well-being organized by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi). In Positive vistas on health and well-being, pp.212-222.

Bora, D. & Anand, P. V. (2014). The effect of emotional intelligence on self-esteem and adjustment among adolescents. (Conference proceedings of the Annual InSPA International Conference organized by the Department of Psychology, Guwahati University & Psychologists’ Association of North East India (PANEI)), Pp. 302-315.

Papers presented in conferences:

Anand, P. V. & Marwaha, R. (2016, January). Self-efficacy and lifestyle patterns: Finding the link. Paper presented at International Conference on Public Health organized by Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi and Krishi Sanskriti, Delhi. (proceedings published). (Won the First prize for the best paper presentation for the session).

Anand, P. V., Singh, V. & Basu, A. (2016, March). Emotional intelligence and optimism: Understanding the relationship with health behaviours. Paper presented at International Conference on Health and well-being organized by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. (proceedings published)

Anand, P. V. (2015, February). Happiness in young adults: The role of gratitude, emotional intelligence, and forgiveness. Paper presented at 3rd National and First International Conference of Positive Psychology organized by the Indian Association of Positive Psychology at Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad.

Bora, D. & Anand, P. V. (2015, February). Leadership style, emotional intelligence and emotional creativity: a study on school and college principals. Paper presented at 3rd National and First International Conference of Positive Psychology organized by the Indian Association of Positive Psychology at Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad.

Kaur, J. & Anand, P. V. (2015, February). Subjective well-being: relationship with organizational commitment, job satisfaction, work engagement and emotional intelligence. Paper presented at 3rd National and First International Conference of Positive Psychology organized by the Indian Association of Positive Psychology at Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad.

Bora, D. & Anand, P. V. (2014, November). The effect of emotional intelligence on self-esteem and adjustment among adolescents. Paper presented at the Annual InSPA International Conference organized by the Department of Psychology, Guwahati University & Psychologists’ Association of North East India (PANEI). (proceedings published)

Anand, P. V. (2010, March). Working with Emotional Intelligence: Controlling Aggression and Violence and Promoting Well Being. Paper presented at the National Seminar on Aggression and Violence: Challenges for Social Well Being organized by the Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.

Anand, P. V. (2005, December). Creating a New Civilization through Emotional Intelligence. Paper presented at the 29th Indian Social Science Congress at Lucknow organized by the University of Lucknow, Lucknow.

Anand, P. V. (2005, March). Problem Solving and Emotional Intelligence: Correlates of Self Efficacy. Paper presented at the 6th Regional Conference of PhD Scholars organized by the G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad.

Articles published in national newspapers:

 Anand, P. V. (2015, May 26). Importance of EQ in day-to-day life. The Free Press Journal, Mumbai, p. 11.

Anand, P. V. (2015, June 02). Diagnosing Strengths and Virtues. Millennium Post, New Delhi, p. 09.

Anand, P. V. (2015, June 04). Manovigyaan ke sahaare sudhaarein karmchaariyon ki dakshta. Nai Duniya, Indore, p. 08.

Anand, P. V. (2015, September 23). Why emotional intelligence matters. The Tribune.

Anand, P. V. (2015, November 18). MAGIK FOR Happiness. The Millennium Post, New Delhi, p. 9.

 

 

 

 

 

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