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Kiran Kumar K. Salagame, PhD

Kiran Kumar K. Salagame, PhD

Professor Kiran Kumar K. Salagame is currently a non-Ex-Officio Member, Governing Council, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi and the Vice-President of the International Transpersonal Association, Florida, USA. He is on the Advisory Board of “Anandam – The Center of Happiness,” at IIM Jammu and National Positive Psychology Association, New Delhi and serving on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Transpersonal Studies and many other national and international journals.  In 2020 he was interviewed for New Thinking Allowed YouTube channel in the USA that is devoted to current trends in scientific research.  

He obtained his Ph.D., in Clinical Psychology from NIMHANS. He served as a Faculty in the Department of Psychology in the University of Mysore for over three decades and superannuated in 2014. Through out his service he focused on mainstreaming psychological concepts embedded in the Indian Knowledge Systems. His presentations and publications are related to Indian Psychology, States of Consciousness, Meditation & Yoga, Positive Psychology, Self and Identity, Locus of control, and Transpersonal Psychology. He has authored the book Psychology of Meditation: A Contextual Approach. He has developed a tool Aham Questionnaire to assess self-structure from Indian psychological perspective in adults and a semi-projective test to assess social cognitive ability among children. He has spread the message of Indian psychology in several national and international conferences, seminars, workshops and has delivered lectures in India and abroad related to his work.  

He is a recipient of Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship (1990-91) and Fulbright Nehru Visiting Lecturer Fellowship (2011), Psycho-Oration Award from the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (2006), Honorary Professorship of the International Academy for Yoga Teacher Training, Belgrade, and Member, Scientific Board, International Society for Interdisciplinary Yoga Research, Belgrade, Serbia (2011) and Senior Research Fellowship from ICSSR, New Delhi (2013-15), He was a visiting lecturer at Bihar Yoga University, Munger, Bihar  and in other institutions. He served as Guest Editor for Indian J. Cl. Psy., Special Issue, June 2021; as an Associate Editor of Psychological Studies. General reading, listening to music, watching TV, gardening and travel are some of his extracurricular interests.  

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