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Hansika Kapoor Ph.D.


Hansika Kapoor, Ph.D., is Research Author at the Department of Psychology, Monk Prayogshala, Mumbai. Having completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, she has completed her Ph.D. from IIT, Bombay, in the area of creativity. Specifically, her thesis explored the measurement, facets, and process components of negative creativity through behavioural and electrophysiological methods. She is the recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2019-2020), through which she has worked with Prof. James C. Kaufman at the University of Connecticut.

Her work has been published in several international peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Creativity Research Journal, Thinking Skills and Creativity, and Personality and Individual Differences. She also regularly contributes to popular media publications, including Aeon Magazine, Mint, and Firstpost, on contemporary psychological ideas. Dr. Kapoor has been cited as a subject matter expert in numerous features on social and cognitive psychology in the Indian context. She is a practicing psychologist, a passionate researcher, and has taught core research principles, software, and operations to students across the country. Her research interests lie in creativity, cognitive and social psychology, and behavioral economics.

She has also been featured in the Indian Women in Science calendar (2020) and is an avid Pokémon Go trainer. She tweets @hansika_kapoor.

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