Psychology Department



V. Krishna Kumar

V. K. Kumar
Professor of Psychology
M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Office Phone: 610-436-2348
Office Room #: PB 62
Preferred means of contact: Phone, email, in person

Fall 2016 Office Hours:

Monday              3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday             2:00pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday       2:00pm - 4:00pm

Courses typically taught:

  • Learning and Memory
  • Psychometrics
  • Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Advanced Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Brief description of research interests:

Aspects of Hypnosis, Aspects of creativity.

Representative publications:

Kumar, V. K., & Farley, F. (2009). Structural aspects of three hypnotizability scales: Smallest space analysis. International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis, 57, 343-365.

Kumar, V. K., & Ryan, Rita. (2009). On measuring forgiveness: Implications from smallest space analysis. Current Psychology, 28, 32-44.

Pekala, R. J., Kumar, V. K., Maurer, Sr. R. L., Elliott-Carter, E., Moon, E., & Mullen. (2009) Positive Affect, Negative Affect, and Negative Effects during a Phenomenological Hypnotic Assessment within a Substance Abuse Population. International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis, 57,64-93.

Fuchs, G. L., Kumar, V. K., &, Porter, J. (2007). Emotional Creativity, Alexithymia, and Styles of Creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 19(2-3), 233-246.

Kumar, V. K., Kemmler, D., & Holman, R. (1997). The Creativity Styles Questionnaire-Revised. Creativity Research Journal, 10, 51-58.