University of Delhi
Faculty Member Profile


Prof. Girishwar Misra

     Department of Psychology Arts Faculty Extension Building University of Delhi, Delhi-110007

Educational Qualifications


Gorakhpur University



Gorakhpur University



Gorakhpur University


Career Profile

Professor of Psychology, Delhi University : From December 1993 to date

Professor of Psychology, Bhopal University, August 1983 to December 1993

Reader In Psychology, Allahabad University , 1978 to 1983

Lecturer in Psychology , Gorakhpur University, November  1970 to 1978

Administrative Assignments

Dean Faculty of Arts, Delhi University

Member, Executive Council, Delhi University 

Head ,  Department  of Psychology, Delhi University

Provost, Jubilee Hall, Delhi University

Provost, PG Men’s Hostel, Delhi University

Professor & Head, Psychology Department, Bhopal University

Member, Executive Council, Bhopal University

Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Bhopal University

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Social Psychology, Human Development, Cultural & Indigenous Psychology, Human Motivation and Creativity

Subjects Taught


Qualitative Methods, Cultural Psychology

Master Level

Qualitative Research Methods, Social Psychology, Philosophy of Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Positive Psychology, Psychology of Emotions, Self, Personality & Personal Growth, Systems of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Social Psychology


social Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Research Guidance

Supervision of awarded Doctoral Thesis - 26

Supervision of Doctoral Thesis, under progress - 6

Supervision of awarded M.Phil dissertations - 50

Publications Profile

Books/Monographs (Authored/Edited)

Misra G,(ed.). 2010. Psychology in India .Vol. 3 Clinical and health psychology. New Delhi: Pearson.
Morris, C G, Maisto, A Albert and G Misra. 2010. Psychology for nurses. New Delhi: Pearson.
Misra G(ed.). 2009. Psychology in India, Vol. 1 Basic Psychological processes and human Development. New Delhi: Pearson.
Misra G(ed.). 2009. Psychology in India, Vol. 2 Social and organizational processes. New Delhi: Pearson.
Misra, V N. 2009. The structure of Indian mind. New Delhi: L.B. Shastri Sanskrit Vidyapeeth.

Research papers published in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

Misra, G. 2010. Non-violence an imperative for a flourishing collective life. Psychological Studies. 54: 169-170.
Misra, G. 2010. Emerging perspectives on social psychology. Psychological Studies. 55: 1-2.
Dalal, Ajit K and G Misra. 2010. The core and context of Indian psychology. Psychology and Developing Societies. 22: 121-155.
Misra, G. 2009. Towards inclusive psychology. Psychological Studies. 54: 1-2.
Misra, G. 2009. Self and well-being. Psychological Studies. 54: 85-86.

Research papers published in Referred/Peer Reviewed Conferences

Sharma,Sagar and G Misra. 2010. Health psychology: Progress and challenges. In proceedings Psychology in India .Vol. 3 Clinical and health psychology, G Misra (ed),New Delhi: Pearson , 265-316.
Misra, G. 2010. Non violence and peace: An informal essay. In proceedings Violence and conflict resolution: Contemporary perspectives, Neelam Rathee (Ed.) New Delhi: Global Vision, 31-38.
Misra, G. 2010. The cultural construction of self and emotion: Implications for well-being. In proceedings Personality, Human Development, and Culture: International Perspectives on Psychological Science, Ralf Schwarzer & Peter A. Frensch (Eds),Volume 2, New York: Psychology Press, 95-112.
Chandra, Nivida & G Misra. 2010. Relational violence: Case studies on marital rape and date rape. In proceedings Violence and conflict resolution: Contemporary perspectives,  Neelam Rathee (Ed.) New Delhi: Global VisionNew Delhi: Global Vision, 69-84.
Kapur, Preeti & G Misra. 2010. Changing identities and fixed roles: The experiences of Sikh women. In proceedings Sikhism and women:History, texts and experience,  Doris R. Jakobsh (Ed.), New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 187-204.
Kapur, Shivani & Misra, G. 2010. The why of violence: Insights from the movie 1947-The Earth. In proceedings Violence and conflict resolution: Contemporary perspectives, Neelam Rathee (Ed.), New Delhi: Global Vision.
Mishra, Arvind K, A Akoijam, Bimol, & G Misra. 2009. Social psychological perspectives on self and identity. In proceedings Psychology in India .Vol. 2 Social and organizational processes, G Misra ( Ed.) New Delhi: Pearson, 53-104.

Other publications (Edited works/Books reviews/festschrift volumes etc.)

Edited Works

Sahu, Bhairabi Prasad. 2006. Introduction. In Iron and Social Change in Early India, ed. Bhairabi Prasad Sahu, 1-31. New Delhi: OUP.

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Children’s Self-Presentation in India and The UK: Associations with Social Values, Peer Relations, and Well-Being at Psychology Department, University of Sussex, England

Awards and distinctions

ESRC-ICSSR India-UK Scholar Exchange award

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) as a National Fellow.

Member of the international advisory board of Centre for Indigenous and Cultural Psychology, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Association with Professional Bodies


Editor, Psychological Studies , Editorial Advisor, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions’ Journal:  IASSI Quarterly, Consulting Editor of American Psychological Association (APA) Journal History of Psychology, Editorial Review Member of the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, Editorial Fellow, Centre for Studies in Civilizations , Indira Gandhi Open University, National Institute of Open Schooling, National Council of Educational Research & Training, Indian Council of Social science Research, , National Academy of Psychology


Oxford University Press, SAGE Publications, Person Education


National Social Science Documentation Centre (NASSDOC), ICSSR

Committees and Boards: Indian Council of Social Science Research, Indian Council of Philosophical Research


Member, Asian Association of Social Psychology

Member,  Indian Science Congress Association

Member,  National Academy of Psychology

Office Bearer

Member Executive ,  National Academy of Psychology