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Allen Joshua George
Allen Joshua George
Assistant Professor (Grade – II)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences[at]

  • PhD. Psychology (Central University of Karnataka)
  • M.A. Psychology 
  • B.A. Psychology

About the Faculty

Allen Joshua George is a faculty in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences with a doctorate in Psychology. His doctoral research was on the development and efficacy testing of a mindfulness-based intervention to enhance eudaimonic well-being of individuals with hedonic dysregulation. Allen has publications in the areas of positive psychology, health psychology, and organizational psychology. He has expertise in inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research, particularly with gender studies, and cultural studies. He is also keen about adopting novel methods to answer research questions effectively.

His current areas of research interest include applied positive psychology, positive organizational behaviour, behavioural finance, time affluence, mindfulness-based positive psychology interventions, leisure studies, and meaningful consumption. Allen has also worked extensively on systematic reviews and published several systematic review papers.

Teaching Areas

Positive Psychology, Positive Organizational Behaviour, Mindfulness, Happiness & Well-Being, Clinical Psychology

Training & Consulting Areas:

Positive psychology, Mindfulness-based interventions, Systematic Literature Review, Qualitative Research

Research Areas

Positive Psychology, Impacts of formal and informal mindfulness practices, Eudaimonia, Hedonic Dysregulation, Mindfulness-Based Positive Psychology Interventions, Happiness & Well-Being Studies

Current Research Interests:

Mindfulness-Based Eudaimonic Enhancement, Time Affluence, Savoring, Leisure, Hedonic-Eudaimonic Orientation

Professional Affiliation:

American Psychological Association (APA) - Member Number:  C2002503914

National Positive Psychology Association (NPPA) - Professional Member 

Peer-reviewed articles for international Scopus-indexed journals including:

Plose One (Scopus cite score 5.6, Q1)

Psychology & Health (Taylor & Francis, Scopus cite score 4.9, Q1)

Health Psychology Open (Sage, Scopus cite score 4.4, Q1)

Death Studies (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor 4.4, Q1)

Mortality (Taylor & Francis journal, Scopus cite score 1.5, Q1)

Psychological reports (Sage, Scopus cite score 3.2, Q2)

Counselling & Psychotherapy Research (Wiley-Blackwell, Scopus cite score 2.2, Q2)

BMC Health Services Research (Springer Nature, Scopus cite score 3.9, Q2)


Acted as Guest Editor for Plos One. 

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

Scopus indexed:

  1. Allen, J. G., Romate, J., & Rajkumar, E. (2021). Mindfulness-based positive psychology interventions: A systematic review. BMC Psychology, 9(1), 116.
  2. George, A. J., Rajkumar, E., John, R., Lakshmi, R., & Wajid, M. (2021). Mindfulness-based Eudaimonic enhancement for well-being of individuals with alcohol-dependence: A pilot randomized controlled study. The Open Psychology Journal, 14(1), 167–178. 
  3. George, A. J., John, R., Rajkumar, E., Wajid, M., & Lakshmi, R. (2023, January 14). Eudaimonia and mindfulness as predictors of alcohol-dependence: a pilot study. Cogent Psychology, 10(1).
  4. Arya, S., & George, A. J. (2022). Trivialization of aggression against women in India: an exploration of life writings and societal perception. Frontiers in psychology13.
  5. Jesline, J., Romate, J., Rajkumar, E., & George, A.J. (2021). The plight of migrants during COVID-19 and the impact of circular migration in India: A systematic review. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8(1), 1-12. 
  6. Rajkumar, E., Rajan, A. M., Daniel, M., Lakshmi, R., John, R., George, A. J., ... & Varghese, J. (2022). The psychological impact of quarantine due to COVID-19: A systematic review of risk, protective factors and interventions using socio-ecological model framework. Heliyon, e09765.
  7. Rajkumar, E., G.J., Julia, N. V. Sri Lakshmi K., P. K. Ranjana, M. Manjima, Rajanala R. D., Dubey, R., G., Christina, Romate, J., Joshua George, A., J., Abraham & Jacob, A.M. (2022). Prevalence of mental health problems among rural adolescents in India: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific reports, 12(1), 1-14.
  8. Reshma, P., Rajkumar, E., John, R., & Allen, J. G. (2021). Factors influencing self-care behavior of socio-economically disadvantaged diabetic patients: A systematic review. Health Psychology Open, 8(2), 205510292110414. 
  9. Agnus Tom, A., Rajkumar, E., John, R., & George, A.J. (2022). Determinants of quality of life in individuals with chronic low back pain: A systematic review. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 10(1), 124–144. 
  10. Rajkumar, E., Gopi, A., Joshi, A., Thomas, A. E., Arunima, N. M., Ramya, G. S., Kulkarni, P., Rahul, P., George, A. J., Romate, J., & Abraham, J. (2023, January 4). Applications, benefits and challenges of telehealth in India during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: a systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 23(1).
  11. Tresa Sebastian, A., Lal, B., Anupama, J., Varghese, J., Agnus Tom, A., Rajkumar, E, George, A.J., Jeyavel, S., Pandey, V., Wajid, M.,& John, R. (2021). Exploring the opinions of the YouTube visitors towards advertisements and its influence on purchase intention among viewers. Cogent Business & Management8(1), 1876545.
  12. JK, Reshma, M Pillai, P., Rajeevi, P., CR, S., Rajkumar, E., Joshua George, A., & Greeshma, R. (2022). Socio-cultural and psychological aspects of rape: Perspectives of young men from Kerala. Cogent Social Sciences, 8(1), 2064589.
  13. Wajid, M., Rajkumar, E.,Romate, J., George, A.J., R. Lakshmi, & Simha, S. (2021). Why is hospice care important? An exploration of its benefits for patients with terminal cancer. BMC Palliative Care. 20(70).
  14. Wajid, M., Rajkumar, E., Romate, J., George, A.J., & R. Lakshmi.(2021). Exploring the problems faced by patients living with advanced cancer in Bengaluru, India. Heliyon 7(4).
  15. Sebastian, A. T., Rajkumar, E., John, R., Daniel, M., George, A. J., Greeshma, R., & James, T. (2022). Emotional self-care: exploring the influencing factors among individuals with cancer. Frontiers in Psychology, 13.
  16. Krishna, R., Rajkumar, E., Romate, J., Allen, J. G., & Monica, D. (2022). Effect of Carnatic raga-Bilahari based music therapy on anxiety, sleep disturbances and somatic symptoms among caregivers of cancer patients. Heliyon, 8(9), e10681.
  17. Anusree, K.B, Kajal, U.K., Sindhu, D.M., Rajkumar, E., R. Lakshmi, J. Romate, Abraham, J., George, A.J., & Rajashekaran, L. (2021). Emotional Abuse in Intimate Relationships: A Qualitative Study among Married People. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 25(3). 
  18. Daniel, M., John, R., Rajkumar, E., George, A. J., & Abraham, J. (2022). Cognitive style and working memory among adolescents with specific learning disability. Journal of Education and Health Promotion11
  19. Daniel, M., Rajkumar, E., George, A. J., & John, R. (2022, December 30). A Systematic Review of the Risk and Protective Factors of Tobacco Use among South Indian Adults. The Open Public Health Journal, 15(1).



 Other peer-reviewed publication:

1.    Ramachandran, K., Rajkumar, E., George, A. J., & John, R. (2021). Predictors of Anxiety, Sleep Disturbances and Somatic Symptoms among Caregivers of Cancer Patients-A Systematic Review. Indian Journal of Health Studies3(1).




    • University second rank for Post Graduation in Psychology
    • Short listed for the best paper session at the International Conference of Indian Academy of Health Psychology-2019
    • Deepak Bhat award for best paper at the International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology-2020