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  2. Professor of Psychology (Superannuated), Jamia Millia Islamia; Adjunct Faculty, School of Behavioral Sciences, Texila American University (Distance & Online Program), South America
  3. Ph D, M.Phil, MA, BA
  4. Psychology
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Dr. Waheeda Khan is presently Professor superannuated in the Department of Psychology and currently pursuing an International collaborative project on “Intergroup Contact and Collective action in Educational Settings in India” with the Open University, UK under UGC-UKIERI Thematic Partnership-2013. She has served as Head of the Department (July 2010 – June 2013), and the Director of Sarojni Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies (2009 – 2010); and the University Counseling & Guidance Centre (2009-14) of Jamia Millia Islamia (a Central University), New Delhi, India. She has been co-ordinator of IGNOU study Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia, where more than 2500 students are enrolled in psychology and various other disciplines under UG and PG programs. She has more than 25 years of teaching, research and administrative experience in higher education. She has so far supervised 20 Ph.D students, and currently 7 other scholars are pursuing research under her guidance. Besides, she has also supervised 60 Master’s students for their field training and research projects, including 6 students from Linkoping University, Sweden. She has to her credit over 60 research papers including 20 book chapters published/ accepted for publication in reputed indexed journals. She has also presented her work at 25 international and 40 national conferences. Her research areas cover environment, terrorism/violence in Kashmir, counseling, mental health, stress, health & well-being, emotion and coping in adolescents, youth and women. She has International collaboration in the areas of Inter-group contact, health, emotion and wellbeing. She has been actively contributing in the advancement of research as the Member of Editorial Boards of more than 10 National/International Journals. She has travelled number of countries to pursue her academic interests and visited USA (Universities of New York, Minnesota, San Francisco & Portland), UK, Canada, China, Australia, France, Sweden, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Pakistan and Bangladesh. She has been appointed Adjunct Faculty, Co-guide and member of Ph.D Advisory Committee, School of Behavioral Sciences, Texila American University (Distance & Online Program, 2013-2015), Georgetown, South America. She has been on examination panel of Universities in Bangladaesh, Pakistan, Malaysia, IIT Delhi, University of Delhi, IGNOU and many other Indian universities and has also served on various academic bodies in India. She was instrumental in developing Semester based courses at UG and Ph.D level, and also Advanced Diploma in Counseling Psychology run by the department of psychology. Recently she has been involved as reviewer of Cross-cultural psychology module (1-40) of a prestigious National project, known as “e-PG Pathshala”. She has also organized number of lectures/workshops/ seminars including an International seminar. She has delivered talks, keynote addresses, chaired number of conference sessions, and also participated in panel discussions organized by National media. Winner of various awards for her significant contribution, she has been the recipient of ARTS program twice, which is organized by International Union of Psychological Sciences, and Fellowship of the Year awarded by National Environment Science Academy etc. She was nominated Nodal Training Officer in HIV/AIDS counseling by NACO, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, and she has organized number of training programs for defense, paramilitary personnel, and counselors, and has organized a number of workshops/symposia/seminars, both National and International level. She started her research career as University Grants Commission’s Junior Research Fellow, later worked as Senior Research Fellow and Post-Doctoral Research Associate. She has also distinguished herself as the first women Psychologist who earned her Doctoral Degree in the specialized area of Primate Behavior (macaca mulatta).

Work Background

Head (2010-2013) Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia

Hony. Director (2009-2014), University Counseling & Guidance Centre, JMI

Hony. Director (2009-2010), Sarojni Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, JMI

Co-ordinator (2009-2014), IGNOU Study Centre 0707, JMI

Research Contributions


1. “Gratitude and health among young adults”, Indian Journal of Positive Psychology”, (co-author: Singh, M.), 5 (4), 2014, pp.465-73.
2. “Conflict and gendered representations of exposure to violence: The case of women in Kashmir, (co-author: Mazumdar, S.), International Journal of Education and Psychological Research (IJEPR), 3 (3), 2014, pp.69-73.
3. “Perceived social support and coping among Alcohol and cannabis dependents and non-dependents” (co-authors: Osmany, M; Ali, M.S; Rizvi, R. & Gupta, G.). Delhi Psychiatry Journal, 17 (2), 2014, pp. 36-43.
4. “Traumatic experiences of Ex-militants in Kashmir” (co-author: Mudassir, H.). European Academic Research, 2 (5), 2014, pp. 6465-6477.
5. “Fear of death, depression and coping among cancer patients” (co-author: Ali, M. S; Osmany, M. & Mishra, D.). Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 5 (6), 2014, pp. 681-686.
6. “Trichotillomania and self injurious behaviour: A case study of mentally retarded child” (co-author: Hussain, M.). Delhi Psychiatry Journal, 17 (2), 2014, pp. 100-106.
7. “Multi-informant reporting of behavioral and emotional problems of school students” (co-author: Paul, A.M.), Delhi Psychiatry Journal, 17 (2), 2014, pp. 100-106.
8. “Posttraumatic growth and subjective well-being among breast Cancer patients” (co-author: Chandiramani, K.). Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 2013, 4(3), 401-406.
9. “A study of working professional’s mental health in relation to personality at workplace” (co-author: Satija, S.), Management Insight, 9 (1), 2013, pp. 44-57.
10. “Personality and motivational traits as correlates of workplace deviance
among public and private sector employees” (co-author: Sudha, K. S.), Journal of Psychology, 4 (1), 2013, pp.25-32 (Online www.
11. “Family environment as a determinant of Quality of life of mothers of children with Intellectual disability” (co-author: Malhotra, S. & Bhatia,M.S.). Delhi Psychiatry Journal, 16 (1), 2013, pp. 149 - 154.
12. “Temperament and Character in male and female students of Kashmir Valley” (co-author: Mudassir, H.). Delhi Psychiatry Journal, 16 (1), 2013, pp. 155-159.
13. “Emotional intelligence as predictor of occupational stress among working professionals” (co author: Satija, S.), Journal of Aweshkar, 15 (1), 2013, pp. 79-97.
14. “Quality of life of parents having children with developmental disabilities” (co-authors: Malhotra, S. & Bhatia,M.S.). Delhi Psychiatry Journal, 15 (1), 2012, pp. 171-76.
15. “Evaluation variables of sexual dysfunction in Iranian women” (co-author: Deneshvarian, K). Journal of Basic & Applied Scientific Research, 2 (11), 2012, pp. 11748- 54.
16. Evaluation and comparison identity style scales and Mental Health in Indian and Iranian Adolescents Males. Life Science Journal, 9(4), 3728-3734, 2012 (ISSN:1097-8135). 553
17. “Evaluation and comparison of identity style scales and mental health in Indian and Iranian adolescents” (co-author: Aghai, H). Journal of Basic & Applied Scientific Research, 2 (11), 2012, pp. 2(11), pp. 11726-11731.
18. “Locus of control in relation to job satisfaction in university teachers” (co-author-Satija, S.) Journal of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (special Issue) 38 (3), 2012, pp. 205-13.
19. “Psychological distress in old age: Nature and concerns”(co-author: Manshani, K) Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 2 (5), 2011, pp. 1236-1238.
20. “Comparative trial of effectiveness of CBT-Medication treatment combination on dimensions of global adjustment in social phobia” (co-author: Mathur, S.), Delhi Psychiatry Journal, 14, (1), 2011, pp. 124-128.
21. “Impact of hypnotherapy on examination anxiety and scholastic performance among school students”(co-author: Mathur, S.),Delhi Psychiatry Journal, 14, (2), 2011, pp. 337-342.
22. “Successful Aging and Mental Health”(co-author: Manshani, K.), PsyInsight, 4, 2011, pp. 5-6.
23. “Cognitive domains and positive emotions” (co-author: Sharma, M.), PsyInsight, 1, 2010, pp. 31.
24. “Hypocrisy or Maturity? Culture and context differentiation” (with Matsumoto, Yoo, Fontaine & et al), European Journal of Personality, 23, 2009, pp. 1-14.
25. “Culture, emotion regulation and adjustment” (with Matsumoto, Yoo, Fontaine & et al) International Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 94 (6), 2008, pp. 925-937.
26. “Mapping Expressive differences around the world: the relationship between emotional display rules and individualism versus collectivism” (with Matsumoto et al) International Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 39, 2008, pp. 55-74.
27. “Family environment and self-image: A cross-cultural comparison”, Journal of Personality & Clinical studies, 22, 2006, pp. 95-100.
28. “Organizational stress in working women, published in Indian Psychological Review, 61 (special issue), 2004, pp.
29. “Personality profiles of drug addicts and normal”, Journal of Personality & Clinical Studies, 19, 2003, pp.23-34.
30. “Quality of work life and job involvement in bank employees”, Journal of Applied Psychology, 28, 2002, pp. 63-68.
31. “Impact of terrorism on mental health and coping mechanisms of adolescents and adults in Kashmir, Journal of Personality & Clinical Studies, 18, 2002, pp. 33-41.
32. “Family and Sustainable Development”, Science and Culture, 62, 1996, pp. 151-153.
33. “Rhesus monkeys reactions towards human stranger and food", Laboratory Animals India, 2, 1993, pp 11-17.
34. “Affiliative interaction patterns of adult and adolescent males in free ranging rhesus monkey groups", Indian Anthropologist, 20, 1990, pp 99-109.


1. Organizational climate and job satisfaction: A study of public and private sector bank employees (co-autors: Meena Osmany, Mir Sahid Ali, Adeep Sohal). In proceedings of “Human Resource Mnagement and Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Economics” Excel India Publishers: New Delhi, 2014, pp. 379-388. ISBN -978-93-8342-82-7
2. “Character Strength” (co-author: Komal Manshani).In S. Suniel (ed.), Positive Psychology: In the Light of Indian Traditions, New Delhi:IAHRW, 2014, pp. 479-495. ISBN 13: 976-61-920053-9-3
3. “Cognitive Domains and Positive Emotions” (co-author: Meena Sharma). In S. Suniel (ed.), Positive Psychology: In the Light of Indian Traditions, New Delhi:IAHRW, 2014, pp. 565-570.
4. “Parent- peer attachment and aggression among adolescents” (co-autors: Divya Parashar & Meena Osmany). In proceedings of “The International Education Conference 2014” in collaboration with UNESCO” Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, 2014, pp. 610-620.
5. “Mental health status of school children: An Indian perspective” (co-author: Anima Kumari). In the proceedings of “The International Education Conference 2014” in collaboration with UNESCO Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, 2014, pp. 600-609.
6. “Stress and coping in family caregivers of children with developmental disabilities” (co-authors: Shahzadi Malhotra & M.S.Bhatia).In S. K. Srivastava (ed.), New Perspectives of Mental Disorders, New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers, 2013, pp. 269-278.
7. “Quality of life and well being in parents of children with Intellectual Disability and Autism” (co-authors: Shahzadi Malhotra & M.S. Bhatia). In S. K. Srivastava (ed.), New Perspectives of Mental Disorders, New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers, 2013, pp. 315-330.
8. “Positive Emotions and Life Satisfaction (co-authors: Aanchal Ahuja, & Mudassir Hasan) Youth & Positivism, 2012, pp 188-192, Excel India publishers: India.
9. “Political violence and peacebuilding in Jammu and Kashmir” In C.J. Montiel & N. M. Noor (eds.), Peace Psychology in Asia, New York: Springer, 2009, pp.65-81.
10. Life satisfaction and helplessness in working and nonworking women in a book “Understanding Women Behavior” edited by A. Yadav, S. Sharma & N. R. Sharma New Delhi, Global Vision Publishing House, 2007, pp. 263-278.
11. “Community counseling: A proactive approach to health”, Psychology of Wellbeing, edited by R. Singh, R & R. Shyam, Global Vision Publishing House: New Delhi, 2007, pp. 303-317.
12. “Managing mental health at workplace”, Prospects of Mental health, edited by M. Bhargava & R. Raina, Bhargava House: Agra, 2006, pp. 224-232.
13. “HRD in context of better organizational climate and culture”, Human Behavior & Organizational Excellence, edited by M. Bhargava & S. Arora, Sunrise publications: New Delhi, 2004, pp. 96-106.
14. “Terrorism and conflict resolution in India”, proceedings of symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace, Portland University, Portland, Oregon, USA, June 19-26, 2005.
15. “Psycho-social aspects of Cyber Culture”, Psychological Implications of Information Technology, edited by N. K. Chandel et al, Deep & Deep Publishers: New Delhi, 2002, pp. 49-64.
16. “Drug abuse and its management”, Trends in Clinical Diagnosis and Psychotherapy (Modern and Vedic), edited by C. P. Khokhar, 2001, pp. 42-53.
17. “Environmental health: some general considerations", Holistic Approach to Sustainable Development, edited by P. Singh, 1995, pp. 15-121.
18. "Environment in Islamic perspective", Psychology and Society in Islamic Perspective, edited by M.G. Husain, 1995, pp. 140-145.
19. "Psychological aspects of man's environment”, Indian Environment, edited by P. Singh, 1992, pp. 81-88.
20. “Responsiveness toward novelty in Urban and Forest reared rhesus monkeys of different age groups", Perspectives on Primate Biology, edited by P.K. Seth and S. Seth. 4, 1991, pp. 111-116.


  1. “Conflict in Kashmir: Psychosocial consequences on children” (co-author: Paul, M.), accepted for publication in an edited volume “Child Safety, Welfare and Well-being: Issues and Challenges’ edited by Sibnath Deb, Springer, 2015.
  2. “A qualitative exploration of salient incidents of violence exposure among youth in Kashmir: Beyond direct violence” (co-author: Mazumdar, S.), in an edited book of proceedings of 14th International symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace on a theme “Engaging Invented Spaces for Peace”, organized by ISHS, UNISA MRC, Johannesberg & Pretoria, South Africa, 29 May-4 June, 2015.