Dec. 2019 to Dec 2021– Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator, Department of Psychology – SRM University AP
May 2017 to Dec 2019 - Assistant Professor, Psychology, CHRIST University, Bengaluru
June 2016 to April 2017 - Assistant Professor, Psychology, SSS Jain College, Chennai
Positive Psychology and Promoting mental health
Developing effective modules for vocational development, guidance, counselling & mentoring
Workplace wellness, positive leadership practices
Culture/context-specific assessments and interventions
Awards & Fellowships
Recipient of ‘Excellence in Ph.D. award’ from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, for outstanding PhD thesis
Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
List of Publications
Joseph, S.D., Sasikala, S. & Kumar, A.V. (2021). Framework to Navvigate the Virtual Classrooom Space. In. (Ed.) Basic Communication and Assessment Prerequisites for the New Normal of Education (pp. 207-225). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-8247-3.
Gumber, M., Sharma, A., & Joseph, S.D. (2020). Embarrassment in the Context of Negative Emotions and its Effects on Information Processing. In (Ed.) Emotion and Information Processing: A Practical Approach. SPRINGER NATURE. URL: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030488482
Vijaykumar, S.D., Kumar, R., Kaur, A., Bhat, V., Verma, R. & Kedia, A. (2018). Self-Compassion as a Foundation for the Development of Character Strengths in Adolescents. In (Ed.) Character Strengths Development: Concepts and Practices from Positive Psychology (pp. 179-203).Sage Publications. ISBN: 978-93-528-0777-2.
Khadhijah, Z. & Vijaykumar, S.D. (2018). Difference in Social Anxiety among Students of Single-sex and Co-Education Schools. International Journal of Indian Psychology, 6(4), 118-126. DIP:18.01.032/20180604, DOI:10.25215/0604.032.
Dhir, R, Parashar, N. & Vijaykumar, S.D. (2018). “Categorization of Online Religious Content by undergraduate Students on the Basis of Religiosity and Spirituality”. In (Ed.). Contemporary technologies: Prospects and Challenges for Psychological Well-being (pp. 234-246). Today Publishers. ISBN: 978-93-87882-14-0.
Juanita, J.M., & Vijaykumar, S.D. (2017). Impact of Familial Factors on Resilience and Identity among Undergraduate Students. In (Ed.) Selected papers of the International Conference – Enhancing Well-being across Human Lifespan (pp. 135-151). Today Publishers. ISBN: 978-93-85165-68-9.
Vijaykumar, S.D. & Lavanya, T. (2016). Orientations of High School Students and Parents towards Vocational Guidance and Counselling. Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning. (Published by Indian Association for Career and Livelihood Planning. ISSN 2319-2313) Vol 4(1), 38-51.
Vijaykumar, S.D. & Lavanya, T. (2015). Vocational Identity and Ego Strengths among Late Adolescents. Annamalai International Journal of Business Studies and Research. (Published by Annamalai University. UGC approved journal list no. 46897. ISSN 0975749X; Global impact factor 2012: 0.277) Vol 1(1), 61-68.
Chopda, M., & Vijaykumar, S.D. (2015). Secondary Trauma Stress among Counselors. International Journal of Psychosocial Research. (Published by Ushasree International Publications . ISSN 2320-6381; Global Impact Factor 2013: 0.541) Special Issue - July, 112-116.
Vijaykumar, S.D. & Lavanya, T. (2014). Psychological Perspectives on Teaching in Higher Education: Then and Now. International Journal of Management Research and Social Science. Published by IRDP. ISSN 2394-6407) Vol. 1(1), 53-59.
Vijaykumar, S.D., Swetha, T., Lavanya, T. & Swaminathan, V.D. (2014). Relationship of Personality, Time Use Efficiency and Sensory Preference to Working Memory of Post-graduate Students. In (Ed.) Cognitive Science in India: Winning Young Scientists, 60-87. Published by TR Publications. ISBN 8182860148.