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Faculty & Staff

Kotra Krishna Mohan

Associate Professor

Psychology Department

Division of Social Sciences


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Phone: +996 (312) 915000 ext. 441

Room: 315


1) Intro to Psychology

2) Contemporary Approaches to Counseling

3) Psychology of Personality

4) Introduction to Counseling

2001-2002  Post-Doctoral Researcher, Indian Mental Health Interventions in the Netherlands, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. 

1996-2000  Ph.D., Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.  Doctoral Research Emphasis: Spirituality and Psychological Well-being. Research focused on examining and evaluating indigenous model for Cultural- based positive mental health.

1992-1994  M.A. in Psychology (First Class and awarded Ellen Garrett Prize), Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India. Specialization: Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology, Social Psychology

1995 Post Graduate Diploma in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Andhra University. Visakhapatnam, India.

1995 Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga, Institute for Yoga & Consciousness, Faculty of Arts, Andhra University. Visakhapatnam, India.

1999 Certificate in Advanced Counselling Techniques. Andhra University, India.

2009 Advanced Training in Health care Informatics, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune, India.

1994-95 Clinical Psychology Training (M.Phil. Programme) Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India.

1997 Winter School on Statistical Methods in Social Sciences Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

1998 Critical Enabling Skills Training (CREST)Swinburne University, Australia & TMC, Singapore.

1994 &2005 Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Visakhapatnam & New Delhi, India.

Mental Health and Well-being Studies, Behaviourl Health and Health Beliefs. Traditional Knowledge and Psychotherapy.

MacDonald DA, Friedman HL, Brewczynski J, Holland D, Salagame KKK, Krishna Mohan K, et al. (2015). Spirituality as a scientific construct: Testing its universality across cultures and languages. PLoS ONE 10 (3), 1-38. . ISSN 1932-6201.


Peltzer, K., Pengpid, S. & Krishna Mohan, K. (2014). Prevalence of health behaviour and

its associated factors among a sample of university students in India. International Journal of Adolescent Health & Medicine. Volume 26, Issue 4, 531–540.ISSN: 2191-0278.


Rama Mohan, R. K. & Krishna Mohan, K. (2013). The Social Exclusion and Inclusive Perspectives of Persons with Mental Illness and Mental Retardation, in P. Subba Rao and B. Siva Rama Krishna (Eds) Social Exclusion and Inclusive Growth, Associated Publishers, AmbalaCant, India.  Pp.203-217,  ISBN 978-81-8429099-8.


Derendonck, D. V. & Krishna Mohan, K. (2006). Some thoughts on spirituality and eudaimonic well-being. Mental Health, Religion &Culture,9(3),1-12. ISSN 1367-4676.


Krishna Mohan, K., Shanthi V. Prasad & Rao, P.V.K. (2004). Effects of spiritually based lifestyle change programmeon psychological well-being. Journal of Indian psychology, 22,13-18.ISSN: 09725431.


Mohan,Y & Krishna Mohan, K, Roy, K, Basu, S &Viranjini, S.(2004). Spiritual well-being: an empirical study with yogic perspectives. Journal of Indian Psychology, 22, 32-41.ISSN-09725431.


Peltzer, K; Nzewi, E &Krishna Mohan, K. (2004). Attitude towards HIV-antibody testing and people with AIDS among university students in India, South Africa and United States. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences,Vol.58,3, 95-108. ISSN 0019-5359.


Srinivas, K & Krishna Mohan, K. (2004). The concept of mind in orthodox Indian thought: Its implications for modern psychology. In Joshi, K & Cornelissen, M(Eds.). Consciousness, Indian Psychology and Yoga New Delhi: Motilal Banarasidas. p.296-306. ISBN:81-87586-17-6


Krishna Mohan, K. (2004). Buddhism and Well-Being: Implications for Psychotherapy. Conference Proceedings of Unifying aspects of Culture, INST/UNESCO, Vienna,2003.



  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Constructivism and Human Sciences, USA
  • TSCM, Japan /The Netherlands
  • Member, Positive Psychology Network, USA
  • Life Member, Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, India.

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