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.
Counselling & Psychotherapy Research (Wiley-Blackwell, Scopus
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Publications/ Articles/ Cases
Allen, J. G.,
Romate, J., & Rajkumar, E. (2021). Mindfulness-based positive
psychology interventions: A systematic review. BMC Psychology, 9(1),
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.
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).
Arya, S., & George, A. J. (2022).
Trivialization of aggression against women in India: an exploration of
life writings and societal perception. Frontiers in psychology, 13.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 & Management, 8(1),
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.
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).
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). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06686
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.
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.
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).
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
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). https://doi.org/10.2174/18749445-v15-e221020-2022-70
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 Studies, 3(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