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Assistant Professor and Head of the Department

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Qualifications :   MA, M Phil, Ph D

Areas of Current Research Interest:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • Resilience and Well Being
  • Community Development

Contributions to Teaching:

  • Chairman – Board of Studies (Cd) – Psychology of Kannur University
  • Member – Board of Studies – Calicut University (UG), SDM College, Ujjire (PG).
  • Member – Board of Studies – MG University (PG).
  • Adjudicator of Doctoral thesis of Calicut University, Mahathma Gandhi University, Kerala University, Bangalore University, Mangalore University
  • Examiner and question paper setter for UG, PG Diploma, PG, and M Phil programmes of Bharathiar University, Kerala University, Mahathma Gandhi University, Calicut University.
  • Resource person for CACEE - University of Kerala, State Institute of Education Management and Training ( SIEMAT)- Govt of Kerala.
  • Research Guide of Kannur University- Awarded – 4, Submitted – 5, Ongoing - 4
  • Delivered a scientific session on “Mental health- Sports as a tool for psycho social development” in the National seminar on “Sports for all: Equality, Integrity, and social inclusion” organized by the School of Physical Education, Kannur University, from 14th to 16th March 2017.
  • Delivered a Scientific session on “Recent trends in counseling” in the three day national seminar on Innovations and challenges in counseling organized by Department of Psychology, University of Kerala, from 16th to 18th March 2017.
  • Moderator for a scientific session during the National conference on psycho-oncology on 21st October 2017 organized by Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalasserry, Kannur.
  • Delivered a scientific session on Cognitive behavioural approaches in the National seminar on “Cognitive behavioural approaches in psychotherapy” organized by the Department of Psychology, Government University College, Trivandrum, Kerala on 11th and 12th December 2017
  • Delivered a scientific session on positive psychology in the two day National seminar on “Applications of psychology in the contemporary society” organized by the Department of Psychology, H M College of science and technology, Manjeri, malappuram, Kerala on 22nd and 23rd February 2019
  • Organized several national seminar and one international seminar

  • Principal Investigator - “Rapid Assessment of High Risk Sexual Behaviour in Kerala” conducted for State Management Agency and Kerala State AIDS Control Society, Govt of Kerala.
  • Principal Investigator - Socio-economic and Health Profile of Kerala. conducted for State Management Agency and Kerala State AIDS Control Society, Govt of Kerala
  • Research Officer - “Strengthening families having children with Mental Retardation, supported by the National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Hyderabad.
  • Principal Investigator – Feasibility study on “ Economic and Financial Assistance for the rural water supply project’ for the Kerala Rural Water supply and Sanitation Agency through Dalal Consultants and Engineers.
  • Principal Investigator - “ Empowerment of Women through Local self Government’, supported by the Kerala Womens Commission, Govt of Kerala.
  • Principal Investigator - “Situational appraisal of Sexual Health in Kerala” conducted for State Management Agency and Kerala State AIDS Control Society, Govt of Kerala.
  • Principal Investigator - “ Effectiveness of Training Given by SRC & other agencies to various categories of functionaries CE programme, conducted for the State Resource Center, Govt of Kerala
  • Chief Research Officer: “ An Evaluative Study on Integrated Education of Disabled Children in Kerala” conducted for the State Resource center, Govt of Kerala and supported by the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Kerala
  • Monitor: For carrying out a clinical trial to assess the efficacy and contra indications of condoms contains Benzocain for the Hindustan Latex Ltd
  • Programme coordinator: Coordinated the Counselling Training for ANM’s working in Suraksha Projects in Kerala, sponsored by the State Training and Resource Centre of Kerala State AIDS Control Society from 3rd to 5th December 2009.
  • Coordinator : Coordinated the Behaviour Change Communication Training for JPHN / JHI in Kerala for the State Programme monitoring Unit, National Rural Health Mission, Department for Health and family welfare, Government of Kerala. As part of it conducted a training needs assessment and developed a training manual. The training scheduled for three days and organized the same in all districts of Kerala.
  • Principal investigator : A study on accessibility of women to police offices for the Janamaithri suraksha project, Govet of kerala during 2016- 20

  • Vinod Kumar S & Ravindran A. ( 1991) Interest Studied in Relation with Extraversion and Neuroticism, Journal of Psychological Researchers, 25 (2 & 3) 150-154.
  • Vinod Kumar S (1992) Stammering-Treatment Aspects (Malayalam) Manashastram Magazine.
  • Vinod Kumar S (2000). Counselling – Case studies, Journal of Teenage Care & Pre-marital Counselling, 2000, 1 (2), i - iv.
  • Vinod Kumar S (2000) Common Psychological Problems of Childhood & Adolescents, Indian Academy of Paediatrics Manual on Adolescent Care, April, 128 - 135.
  • Vinod Kumar S (2003). Effectiveness of training given by SRC and other agencies to various categories of functionaries of CE programme. (Manuscript). Trivandrum, State Resource Centre- Kerala.
  • Vinod Kumar S (2004) Situational analysis of Female Sex Workers CBOs and its Members in Andhra Pradesh (manuscript). Technical Resource Unit, Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society
  • Vinod Kumar S, A study on Integrated Education for Disabled Children under SSA. (2005) (Manuscript). State Resource center, Kerala
  • Deepthi,K & VinodKumar, S ( 2010) Effect of preferred music in reducing maladjustment traits during the first trimester of pregnancy. The Psychespace, vol 4, no 1.
  • Seetha K.P & Vinod Kumar S ( 2011) Influence of parenting on self esteem and adjustment of adolescents. International Journal of Current Research.. Vol 3 (2).
  • Seetha K.P & Vinod Kumar S ( 2013) Impact of mothering on self esteem and adjustment of adolescents. Pediatric Education and Research. Vol 1 (3)
  • Mailanchi A.A. & Vinod Kumar S (2015). Stress management through Music Therapy: Efficacy of sufi music. Journal of social welfare and management. Vol 7, No 2.
  • Mailanchi A.A & Vinod Kumar S ( 2018). Coping style and Quality of life of mothers having children with intellectual disability and dyslexia. Indian Journal of Psychology & Education, Vol 8, No 2.
  • Thomas S.V & Vinod Kumar S (2019). Relationship between wellness and mobile phone addiction; Study among higher secondary school students. Review of research, Vol 6, Issue 4.
  • Sudha T & Vinod Kumar S (2019). Emotional Intelligence: Does it predict suicidal ideation among adolescents. International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, Vol 6 (3)
  • Abhijitha M & Vinod Kumar S (2019). Psychological well being and general health: a comparative study among mothers having children with autism spectrum disorders and intellectually challenged. International journal of research and analytical review, vol 6 (2).
  • Vinod Kumar S (2011). Dr.K.S.Pillai’s Educational Psychology. Trivandrum, Kalaniketan Publishers.