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Rabindra Kumar Pradhan

Rabindra Kumar Pradhan

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Specialisation: Social and organisational psychology, psychological testing and measurements, organisational behaviour, human resource development

Current Research: Personality, emotional intelligence, emotional labour, motivation, leadership, organisational culture, executive performance, emotional creativity, interpersonal violence and aggression

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment


  • Pradhan, R. K., & Mathur, P. (Eds.). (2008). Emotional intelligence: Perspectives in organisations. New Delhi, India: Academic Excellence Pvt. Ltd.

Journal Articles:

  • Kidwai, F., & Pradhan, R K. (2004, March). A study of personally preferred form of expressed anger. Journal of Community Guidance and Research, 21(1), 21-33.
  • Kumar, U., & Pradhan, R. K. (2003). Correlates of suicide ideation: A factor analytic study. Social Science International, 19, 36-43.
  • Nayak, M. R., Pradhan, R. K, & Mishra, P. K. (2004, January). Organizational role stress and quality of work life: Perspectives and projections. Social Science International, 20(1), 86-98.
  • Pradhan, R. K. (June 1999). Impact of organisational culture on leadership and power in service and industrial organisations. Indian Journal of Psychological Issues, 7(1), 8-13.
  • Pradhan, R. K. (2003, October). Emotional intelligence as a tool for managing workforce diversity. Prestige Journal of Management and Research, 7(2), 240-249.
  • Pradhan, R.K., (2001). Stress and personality: A perspective on psychological well-being. Indian Journal of Psychological Issues, 9(2), 45-56.
  • Pradhan, R. K., Bansal, D., & Biswal, R. K. (2005, November). Emotional intelligence and personal effectiveness. Journal of Community and Guidance Research, 22(2), 250-266.
  • Pradhan, R. K., & Kumar, U. (2004, February). Cultural influence on managerial thinking: Implications for executive effectiveness. Journal of Management and Labour Studies, 29(1), 42-64.
  • Pradhan, R. K., Kumar, U., Singh, A., & Mishra, P. K. (2004). Comparative analysis of organisational climate in India. Social Science International, 20(1), 107-121.
  • Pradhan, R. K., Mathur,P., & Mishra, P. K. (2001, October-December). Manager’s health: Role of emotional literacy and quality of life perception. Productivity, 42(3), 454-460.
  • Pradhan, R. K., Mathur,P.,& Mishra, P. K. (2001). Measuring motivational climate in Indian organizations: A study on MNCs and PSUs. Abhigyan, 9(3), 5-13.
  • Pradhan, R. K., & Mishra, P.K. (January 1999). Organisational role stress and HRD climate: A study on public and private sector executives. Social Science International, 15(1), 44-51.

Other Publications:

  • Pradhan, R. K., Biswal, R. K., & Gadanayak, B. B. (2006). Military psychology: Current scenario and future perspectives. Golden Jubilee Souvenir, Center of Advanced Study, PG Dept. of Psychology, Utkal, Bhubaneswar, India,

Courses Taught:

  • Behaviour Dynamics (Testing, Measurement and Evaluation)
  • Business Ethics and Values
  • General Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Organisational Behaviour

Rabindra Kumar Pradhan
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur 721302

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