Welcome to Indian Academy of Health Psychology (IAHP)

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Welcome to Indian Academy of Health Psychology (IAHP), a professional organization committed to the development of professional aspects of health psychology for achieving optimal quality of life and well-being of mankind. The primary aim of IAHP is to create awareness/spread knowledge about the field of health psychology through networking, creating data bank, collaborating research and publication of monographs, reports, books etc .
Indian Academy of Health Psychology (IAHP) is a scientific community comprising of eminent researchers, scholars, health care professionals and students who share the common vision of promoting science and practice of health psychology and its research-based applications. We are actively involved in organizing seminars, debates, workshops and conferences to bring the scientific community at a common platform to share and spread knowledge related to issues and challenges of health related aspects of mankind.
“We invite you to join IAHP to develop and expand applications of scientific knowledge of health psychology for helping people in achieving optimal holistic health.”
President: Indian Academy of Health Psychology
Professor Anand Kumar is a distinguished and internationally recognized Professor of Psychology. His area of specialization includes clinical, health and sport psychology. He is President of Indian Academy of Health Psychology and Former HOD of the Department of Psychology, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi. Professor Anand Kumar has been teaching in M.G.Kashi Vidyapith since 1978. He has 39 years of Post Graduate teaching and 42 years of research experience.
Prof. Anand Kumar has been recipient of many prestigious national and international honours and awards; Best Speaker Award at the 10th World Congress of Social Psychiatry in 1983 at Osaka (Japan), Life Fellow Award (1983) by the World Association for Social Psychiatry and Man of Achievement Award (1993) by the Cambridge University, England. He has been Visiting Professor (2007, 2008) at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. Recently, he was member Technical Program committee and organizing committee in the International Conference on Psychology and Health (September, 2015) at Shanghai, China;OCM member of Positive psychology Series International Conferences and Key-note speaker in the 17th World Summit on Positive Psychology and Psychotherapy, May 2017, Toronto, Canada.
Prof. Anand Kumar has chaired scientific sessions, delivered keynote addresses / guest lectures at International Conferences and academic organizations in U.S.A., Canada, Brazil, Australia, U.K., France, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Sweden Argentina, Italy, Austria, Russia, Japan, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Sri Lanka. He has been President of Sports Psychology Association of India (2002-2006), Chairman, University Academic Committee (2004-2008) and acted as official Sport psychologist of Govt. of India at Seoul (1988) and Sydney (2000) Olympics. More than 100 research papers have been published in accredited International and National Journals on his credit. He has organized and Directed 2 International and 3 National conferences, 01 National Workshop and 4 Orientation Courses on Research Methodology.
Prof. Anand Kumar has directed 02 International projects entitled “Pain Locus of Control in East and West Countries” sponsored by the University of North Carolina, U.S.A. (2002) and “Cross Cultural Study of Death Anxiety” sponsored by the Veterans Administration Centre .U.S.A. (1983). He also directed 3 National projects entitled” The Role of Social Support and Pain Locus of Control on Negative Affectivity, Social Inhibition and Health Related Quality of Life in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients” sponsored by the ICSSR (2016); “A Study of Social Support, Self Efficacy, Depression and Quality of Life of Asymptomatic HIV+, Symptomatic HIV+ and AIDS Patients” sponsored by the ICSSR (2013) and U.G.C. Research Project entitled “Personality Characteristics of High Achieving Sports Women”(2001). Two International and 3 National projects have been directed by him.
Professor Anand Kumar
President: Indian Academy of Health Psychology.

Former Head, Department of Psychology,
Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith,
Varanasi – 221002
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