Purnima Singh

Purnima Singh
Professor
Psychology

Contact Information

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
New Delhi-110016, India
Office- MS 646
Phone 91-11-26591367 (O)

e-mail psingh@hss.iitd.ac.in
purnima125@hotmail.com

Research Areas

Group Processes, Justice, Identity, and Intergroup Relations in Organizational and Social contexts.

Academic Background

Education
B. A. University of Allahabad, Allahabad, 1st Rank in the University ( University Gold Medal)

M.A (Psychology) University of Allahabad, Allahabad, 1st Rank in the University ( University Gold Medal)

D. Phil in Psychology . University of Allahabad, Allahabad.

Title- Perception and consequences of equity in social and organizational contexts.

Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Publications

Select Publications since 2005

Books

R.C. Tripathi & Purnima Singh ( Eds).( 2015). Perspectives on violence and othering in India. Springer: New Delhi. ( Book)

Purnima Singh, Paul Bain, Chan-Hoong Leong, Girishwar Misra, & Yohsuke Ohtsubo
( Eds.)( 2011).Identity, multiculturalism and changing societies: Psychological, Group and Cultural Processes. MacMillan Press: New Delhi. ( Book)

Select Research Papers ( since 2005)

Sohi, K.K.& Singh, P. ( 2016)Experiencing Microaggression: Invisibility, Distress, and Self-Stereotyping Among Northeasterners in India. Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01995

Singh, P. (2016). Justice and identity: Implications for the workplace. In R.C.Tripathi and R. Dwivedi ( Eds). Organizational studies in India. Orient Blackswan: New Delhi

Singh, P. & Siddiqui, R.( in press). Identity discourse: From negotiations to harmony in plural societies. In G. Mishra ( Ed). 6th Survey of Psychology research in India. Oxford University Press: New Delhi

Sohi, K. & Singh, P. ( 2015). Collective Action in Response to Microaggression: Implications for Social Well-Being. Race and Social Problems, 7, 4, 269-280.

Maheshwari, S. & Singh, P. ( 2015). Capital, Psychological Resources and High Achievement: a Biographical Analysis of the Accomplishment of High Achievers. Psychological Studies, 60, 4, 412–421.

Singh,P.(2015). Development of Values Across Cultures. In J.D. Wright(Ed).International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, 27–32, Volume 25, Oxford: Elsevier

Ruback, R.B. & Singh, P. (2015). Group and Individual Level Determinants of Collective Violence: Socio Psychological Aspects of Hindi-Muslim Riots, In R.C.Tripathi and P. Singh ( Eds). Perspectives on violence and othering in India. ( pp. 131-146).Springer: New Delhi.

Tripathi, R.C. & Singh, P. (2015).Prologue. In R.C.Tripathi and P. Singh ( Eds). Perspectives on violence and othering in India. (pp xiii-xx)Springer: New Delhi

Singh, P. & Wason, K.(2013). From discord to harmony. In D.P.Chattopadhyaya ( General Editor). Volume on 'Psychology and Psychoanalysis' PHISPC Project of History of Science Philosophy and Culture. In Indian civilization,G.Misra (Ed.), pp.827-848.New Delhi: Centre for Studies in civilization

Sachdev,S. ,Singh,P. & Medin,D. (2011). Culture and the Quest for Universal Principles in Moral Reasoning, International Journal of Psychology, 46: 3, 161 — 176, (Psychology Press)

Tausch, N., Becker, J. C.; Spears, R., Christ, O., Saab, R., Singh, P., Siddiqui, R.N.(2011). Explaining radical group behavior: Developing emotion and efficacy routes to normative and non-normative collective action. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101(1), 129-148. ( American Psychological Association

Singh, P.( 2011). Social groups: Processes, interactions and relations. In G.Misra( Ed.). Handbook of Psychology in India, (pp.226-235), New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Singh, P., Bain, P., Chan-Hoong Leong, Misra, G. & Ohtsubo, Y.( 2011) Introduction. In P.Singh, P, Bain, Leong, Chan – Hoong, G. Misra & Y. Ohtsubo ( Eds.) Progress in Asian Psychology Series, Volume 8 (pp.vii- xii), New Delhi: Macmillan

Dhulia, L.M. & Singh, P. (2011).Women’s empowerment approach as a means of engendering the development process. In S. Sarkar & M. Srivastava ( Eds.). Globalization and gender, 39-56, New Delhi: Rawat Publications.

Singh, P. (2010). Aligning development with social justice. In A.K. Sinha & J.Pandey (Eds.). Dialogues on Development. New Delhi: Concept Publications.

Saguay, T., Tausch, N., Dovidio,J.F., Pratto, F. & Singh, P. (2010). Tension and harmony in intergroup relations. In P.R. Shaver & Mikulincer, M. Human aggression and violence Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Singh, P.( 2009). Understanding the social world: Issues and challenges. In G.Misra ( Ed.). Psychology in India. Volume 2,( pp. 1-52) New Delhi: Pearson Publications.

Singh, P.(2009). Justice and diversity: The twin concerns for developing societies. Psychology and Developing Societies,21, 1-11. (Sage)

Singh,P. , Pandey, J., Tiwari, S., Pandey,K. & Maurya, P.(2009). Perceived justice of available job opportunities and self esteem, collective esteem and social exclusion: A study of three religious groups in India. Psychological Studies, 54, 124-132. ( Springer)

Maheshwari, S. & Singh, P. (2009). Psychological well-being and pilgrimage: Religiosity, happiness and life satisfaction of Ardh-Kumbh Mela pilgrims( Kalpavasis) at Prayag, India. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 12, 285-292.( Wiley Blackwell)

Singh, P., & Srivastava, S. (2009). Women’s Education in Science and Technology Spheres: Its Impact on Psychological Capital, Subjective Well Being and Big Five Personality Dimensions in “Education for All: Beyond the Boundaries”. Proceedings of International Conference on Education For All (pp.151- 159). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ruback R.B. & Singh, P. (2008). Inequity in Hindu- Muslim riots: A test of two biases. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 4, 982–998. ( Wiley-Blackwell)

Wason, K., & Singh, P. ( 2007). The dynamics of volunteering to help in times of intergroup conflict. Psychological Studies, 52, 258-265.

Ruback, R.B., & Singh, P.)(2007).Ingroup bias, intergroup contact and the attribution of blame for riots. Psychology and Developing Societies,19, 249-265.(Sage).

Hopkins, N. Cassidy, C. Levine,M., Reicher, S., Pandey), J. & Singh, P. ( 2007). Social identity and collective behaviour: some lessons from Indian research at the Magh Mela at Prayag Psychological Studies, 52, 286-292.

Singh, P., Reicher, S., Pandey, J., Levine, M., Hopkins, N. & Cassidy, C. (2007). First steps towards a social psychology of collective experience at the Prayag Magh Mela, Psychological Studies, 52, 330.

Singh, P. (2007). Social influence and group processes, Psychology. 129-151, NCERT: New Delhi

Singh, P. &.Wason, K.(2006). From explicit to implicit measurement: A paradigm shift in social cognition. In U.Kumar (Ed). Recent developments in psychology (pp. 88-100). Delhi: Defence Institute of Psychological Research.

Pandey,J. & Singh, P. (2005). Social psychology in India: Social roots and development International Journal of Psychology, 40, (4), 239-253. ( Psychology Press)

Conferences

Select International Conferences ( Since 2012)

Singh, (2016). Group processes for harmony. In Invited Symposium on ‘Culture, group interactions and creating shared spaces for harmony’, 31st International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan, July 24-29.

Singh, P. & Sohi, K. ( 2016).Emotions in Response to Microaggression: Implications for Collective Action, 31st International Congress of Psychology, July 24-29, 2016, Yokohama, Japan

Singh, P., Misra, G., Kapur, P., Mishra, A. & Siddiqui, R. ( 2016). Barriers and bridges of community living: Regional and contextual differences, International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Nagoya, Japan, 30 July-3rd August, 2016.

Singh, P. & Srivastava, S. ( 2015). Exploring Guilt as Mediator in Dealing with Stigma of LGBTs in India .11th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, August, 19-22, Cebu, Philippines.

Bopanna, K., Singh, P. & Sohi, K. ( 2015). Exploring the Psychological Impact of Ritual Participation: Seva in the Sikh Community. 11th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, August, 19-22, Cebu, Philippines.

Singh, P. ( 2014). Invited Lecture. Exploring the shared spaces in contemporary India. New Zealand India Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, November, 5.

Singh, P. & Nair, R.B. ( 2013).Differences in the acquisition of emotions in Indian joint and nuclear families: The pragmatics of enriched socio-emotional interactions. 13th International Pragmatics conference, New Delhi, Sep. 8-13.

Singh, P. Jindal, A. & Gehlot, P. (2013). Values and shared spaces.10th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, August, 21-24.

Srivastava, S. & Singh, P. (2013). Psychological well-being and its indicators in the lives of the non-heterosexuals. 10th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, August, 21-24.

Maheshwari, S.& Singh, P.(2013). Examining how academic achievement of Indian undergraduate students is shaped by various forms of capital. 10th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, August, 21-24.

Singh, P. (2012).Understanding the shared spaces: Complexities and challenges. Symposium on shared spaces: Exploring the boundaries, barriers and bridges in the contemporary world. 30th International Congress of Psychology Capetown, South Africa, July 22-27, 2012.

Select National Conferences ( Since 2012)

Singh, P. ( 2016). Multiple mindsets and multiple social concerns. Symposium on Indian mindset. International Seminar on “ Indian mind and societal concerns: An interdisciplinary dialogue. Department of Psychology, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, April, 2-3.

Singh, P. (2016). Invited lecture- Social harmony and well-being. National Seminar on 'Social Harmony and Well Being: Issues and Challenges', The Department of Applied Psychology, Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi, 18th-19th March

Singh, P. & Sohi, K. ( 2016). Understanding the Dynamics of Participation in Rituals and Well-Being. International Conference on Psycho-Social Perspectives on Health and Well-Being, Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, March 1-2.

Singh, P. (2016). Fostering harmony through creating shared spaces. In Symposium on “From understanding roots of violence to building bridges of peace. Silver Jubilee 25th Convention of National Academy of Psychology 2015-16, Allahabad, Feb.2-5.

Singh, P. (2016). Psychology Profession in India: Issues and Collective Actions by Psychology Organizations . Silver Jubilee 25th Convention of National Academy of Psychology 2015-16, Allahabad, Feb.2-5.

Singh, P. (2016). Dynamic social relationships: Shifting perceptions of inclusion and exclusion. In Social inclusion of the marginalized. Silver Jubilee 25th Convention of National Academy of Psychology 2015-16, Allahabad, Feb.2-5.

Maheshwari, S., Tripathi, R.C., Pandey, N. & Singh, P.(2016). Cognitive and behavioural responses to violations: Role of context, retributive/ non- retributive responses of the victims and relationship of the victim and offender. Silver Jubilee 25th Convention of National Academy of Psychology 2015-16, Allahabad, Feb.2-5.

Sohi, K. & Singh, P. (2016). Microaggression and Well-Being: The role of Identity Centrality. Silver Jubilee 25th Convention of National Academy of Psychology 2015-16, Allahabad, Feb.2-5.

Tewari, S., Singh, P., Bulbulia, J. & Fischer, F.(2016). Impact of Religious Rituals on Well-being, Mindfulness and Affect. Silver Jubilee 25th Convention of National Academy of Psychology 2015-16, Allahabad, Feb.2-5.

Singh, P. (2015). Hundred years of psychology in India: A rummage through the past and agenda for the future. Invited Symposium: The journey of psychology in India: Lost and found. Centenary Conference on Psychology- An international event, University of Calcutta, October 9-11.

Sohi, K. & Singh, P. ( 2015). Collective action in response to micro-aggression: Implications for social well-being. Centenary Conference on Psychology- An international event, University of Calcutta, October 9-11.

Singh, P. & Siddiqui, R. ( 2015). Identity discourse: From negotiations to harmony in plural societies. National Workshop on ICSSR research survey and explorations in psychology, 21-22 Jan. ICSSR, New Delhi.

Singh, P. ( 2015). Invited lecture- Creating and sustaining enabling work environments. National Conference on Positive Psychology at Workplace, Carmel College of Arts, Science & Commerce for Women, Goa, 9-10th January.

Singh, P. ( 2015). Psychological Capital of Indian youth: Challenges and opportunities, March, 26, .Ambedkar College, Delhi University.

Singh, P. ( 2014). Reshaping the frontiers for a more inclusive psychology. Presidential Address. 24th Annual Convention of the National Academy of Psychology, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, Dec. 12-14.

Sohi, K.K., Singh, P. & Bopanna, K.( 2014). Sewa and its impact on sense of community, collective self-esteem and well-being of the Sikh community. 24th Annual Convention of the National Academy of Psychology, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, Dec. 12-14.

Sohi, K.K. & Singh, P. ( 2014). Explaining linkages of microaggression and well-being: Exploring emotion and efficacy routes. 24th Annual Convention of the National Academy of Psychology, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, Dec. 12-14.

Singh, P. ( 2014). Invited lecture. The dynamics of intergroup relations in pluralistic societies. Workshop on Preparing soldier for psychological operation( PsyOps) strategies, DIPR,20-21, November.

Singh, P. ( 2014) Invited Lecture. Social well-being and sharing. National Seminar on “Health and Well-Being: Recent Developments and Challenges” November 12-13, 2014, Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi .

Singh, P. (2013). Being on the periphery: Dynamics and social psychological processes. Plenary Lecture National Seminar on “Inclusive Development- Bridging the Gap” , Shillong, June 7-8, 2013.

Singh, P. ( 2013). Making sense of culture and diversity. Plenary Lecture Conclave on Composite culture management. University of Jammu, Jammu, March, 22, 2013.

Singh, P.(2013). The strength of collaboration. In Presidential Symposia. Working together for a common cause. National Academy of Psychology Convention, Christ University, Bangalore, Dec. 10-12.

Singh, P. ( 2013). Social influence processes and the masses. Symposia on Mahatma Gandhi and Social Psychology of the Indian People National Academy of Psychology Convention, Christ University, Bangalore, Dec. 10-12.

Srivastava, S. & Singh, P.( 2013). Unraveling the Psychological Mechanism of Stigma Processing: A Comparative Study of Visible and Concealable Dimension of Social Stigma National Academy of Psychology Convention, Christ University, Bangalore, Dec. 10-12.

Singh, P. & Srivastava, S. (2012). Plenary Lecture- Perceived stigma and health. National Seminar on Mental health and well being across the life span. S. V. University, Tirupati, March 17-18,

Singh, P. ( 2012). Social Psychology research in India: Some challenges. Extra-mural lecture at Department of Psychology, M.S.University, Vadodara, Feb 1.

Some Invited Lectures

Singh, P. ( 2015). Positive psychology movement in the context of
work. Department of Psychology, Jamia Milia University, Delhi, October, 23.

Singh, P. ( 2015). Psychological Capital of Indian youth: Challenges and opportunities, March, 26, Ambedkar College, Delhi University.

Singh, P. ( 2015). Social Science Research. In Research Methodology Workshop organized by Department of Psychology, Jamia Milia University, Delhi 12-24 March 2015.

Singh, P. ( 2015).Writing grant proposals. In Research Methodology Workshop organized by Department of Psychology, Jamia Milia University, Delhi 12-24 March 2015.

Singh, P. (2014). Justice research in India: Insights from the past and agenda for the future. Indian Institute of Kanpur, India. April, 5.

Singh,P. (2014).The dynamics of marginalization and social change. National Seminar on Social Change in contemporary India : Psychological Dimensions and social response. Aurobindo College, Delhi, March 21-22, 2014

Singh, P. ( 2013).Invited lecture on Communication and attitude formation processes in scientific organizations. Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Delhi, September 5.

Singh, P. (2013). Social science research: issues and practices. Invited lecture, Rakshak Foundation, IIT Delhi, May 27,2013.

Singh, P. Doing socially and contextually relevant research. Invited lecture Jamia Milia Islamia, March, 6, 2013.

Singh, P. (2012). Changing scenario: Culture, society and behaviour. In CEP on Challenges in psychological testing in face of changing scenario, Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Delhi, August,27.

Singh, P. (2012). The art of writing publishable manuscript. Workshop at the Department of Management, IIT Roorkee, 18th June, 2012.

Honours

President- National Academy of Psychology, ( NAOP) India, 2014-2015.

Treasurer- National Academy of Psychology, (NAOP) India, 2006-2012.

Executive Committee Member of Asian Association of Social Psychology- South Asian Representative, 2007-2015.

Representative South Asia, International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2014-2018.

Invited by the International Congress of Psychology, July 24-29, 2016 at Yokohama, Japan to organize a symposium on Culture, group interactions and creating shared spaces.

Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship by the Commonwealth Association of Universities at the University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom, 1991-1992.

Young Scientist Award by the Indian Science Congress Association in 1986.

Witkin Okanji Travel Award - International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2008.

Convenor, 8th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, 2009.

Member Scientific Committee 9th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, KunMing, China, 2011.

EDITORIAL BOARDS/ EDITORIAL ASSIGNMENTS

Member Editorial Board- International Journal of Psychology ( Wiley). ( 2014-2016)

Associate Editor- Psychology and Developing Societies- A Journal, (Published by Sage).1989-2011.

Associate Editor- Psychological Studies-( Published by Springer).2009-to date.

Guest Editor ( Special Issue) – Justice and diversity, Psychology and Developing Societies- A Journal ( 2009)

Co-Editor with Prof. G. Misra- Psychological Studies ( Special Issue). 8th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology ( 2009).

RESEARCH PROJECTS( Since 2007)

Completed

Understanding the psychological dynamics of retributive and restorative justice, Indian Council of Social Science Research, India.

Collective participation and identity . Nuffield Foundation and ESRC funded project with collaborators from University of Dundee, University of St. Andrews, University of Lancaster, UK and Allahabad University, Aligarh Muslim University, BHU and IIT Delhi, India.

Language, emotion and culture- Department of Science and Technology, India.( C0-PI) ( with R.B.Nair and C.A.Tomy.

India studies research grant 2013- Religion, community making and well being-( Co-PI).(with Joseph Bulbulia, Ronald Fischer, Rick Weiss, Shruti Tewari & Dimitris Xygalatas).

Ongoing

The shared spaces: Exploring the boundaries, bridges and barriers in contemporary India-Indian Council of Social Science Research, India. ( P.I.).( with G. Misra, R.Siddiqui, A.K.Mishra and P.Kapoor).

Capabilities approach to education: Access, equity and quality. ICSSR, India ( Co-PI).( with R.B. Nair, and V. Upadhyaya).

Teaching Areas

Social Psychology, Applied Social Psychology, Organizational Behaviour, Environmental Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Social Research Methods.