Dr. Kiran Kumar Salagame Keshavamurthy

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer
Field of Specialization: Psychology
Name: Dr. S. K. Kiran Kumar
Official Address and Designation: Professor
Department of Studies in Psychology
University of Mysore
Mysore 570 017
Telephone (O): 91-821-2303815
E-mail: kikusk@gmail.com
Duration of Grant: Four Months
Lecture Topics:

  • Ahamkara and ego-functions: Concepts of self and identity in Indian thought and modern psychology
  • Concept of motivation in Indian thought and its implication for health, growth, and well-being
  • Concept triguna (3rd topic) and mind-matter continuum in Indian thought
  • Consciousness and Mind in Indian traditions
  • Holistic paradigms in counseling and therapy
  • Indigenous Indian concepts and approaches to health and well-being
  • Perspectives on happiness and well-being in Indian traditions
  • Positive Psychology in the light of Indian traditions
  • Psychology of meditation: A contextual approach
  • Spirituality and well-being – Approach of Santana Dharma (10th topic) (Hinduism)
  • Transcendental and transpersonal: Indian perspectives
  • Relevance of Indian psychological perspectives in the context of modern psychology
  • Indian thought traditions – A psycho-historical perspective
  • Research trends in indigenous Indian psychology

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore 1981
M.A. Psychology University of Mysore, Mysore 1976
B.A. Psychology, Sociology/Political Science University of Mysore, Mysore 1974

Professional Background :
Professor University of Mysore, Mysore 2003-till date
Reader University of Mysore, Mysore 1995-2003
Senior Lecturer University of Mysore, Mysore 1987-1995
Lecturer University of Mysore, Mysore 1982-1987
Dr. S. K. Kiran Kumar