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10 Years

Dr. Priyanka Kacker

Designation : Assistant Professor Qualification : M.A., PGDCAH, PhD & PGDCFCL Experience : 10 Years

Specialization

Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Hypnotherapy.

Research Area

States of consciousness and remembrance, hypnotic trance and effects on the brain using BEOS, forensic applications of hypnosis – EEG-ERP based forensic psychological investigations, Neurofeedback, and creativity, social conditioning, and cognitive enhancement in children, Micro-expressions and its relation to deception, early detection, intervention and rehabilitation of Dementia, Neuro Signature Profiling of Victims of Domestic Violence.

Book(s) Chapter(s)

16 Chapters

Publications

Publications: 63
Journals (National): 47
 
  1. Isai, C. & Kacker, P. (2020) Effect Of Repeated Probes On Creating Experiential Knowledge, GAP iNTERDISCIPLINARITIES A Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Volume - III Issue III June – August 2020, Pg. 17-29, ISSN – 2581-5628, Impact Factor: SJIF - 5.047, IIFS - 4.875
  2. Kacker P. & Ajitprasad A. (2020) Experiential Knowledge On Confabulated And Real Experiences Using Neuro-Signature System: A Pathway To Criminal Justice, GAP iNTERDISCIPLINARITIES A Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Volume - III Issue III June – August 2020, Pg. 30-36, ISSN – 2581-5628 Impact Factor: SJIF - 5.047, IIFS - 4.875 
  3. Sundaray A., & Kacker, P. (2020) Effects Of Isolation Amongst Married Indian Couples Developing Sadistic Tendencies, GAP Gyan A Global Journal Of Social Sciences Gap Gyan – Volume - III Issue II April – June 2020, Pg. 53-58, ISSN – 2581- 5830, Impact Factor: SJIF - 4.998, IIFS - 4.375 
  4. Khemchandani, R. & Kacker, p. (2020) The Experience Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Domestic Violence, GAP Indian Journal Of Forensics And Behavioural Sciences, Volume I Issue I January – June 2020, Pg. 1-4 
  5. Kacker, P. & Pandya, A. (2020) Forensic Psychology For Prevention Of Crime And Rehabilitation Of Offenders: Public Health Perspectives; GAP Indian Journal Of Forensics And Behavioural Sciences, Volume I Issue I January – June 2020, Pg. 5-7 
  6. Menezes, R., Kacker, P., Mukundan, C.R. (2020). Impact Of Hemispheric Dominance On Behavioural Laterality Style, GAP Indian Journal Of Forensics And Behavioural Sciences, Volume I Issue I January – June 2020, Pg. 31-39 
  7. Mukundan, C.R. & Kacker, P. (2020). Brain And Mind: Mind Created From The Brain – Dependent On Material: Scientific Principles And Relationships In The Brain, And On The Independently Created Mind Relationships And Principles, GAP Indian Journal Of Forensics And Behavioural Sciences, Volume I Issue I January – June 2020, Pg. 62-65. 
  8. Kacker, P & Saurav, S. (2020). Correlation Of Missing Out (Fomo), Anxiety And Aggression Of Young Adults. International Journal of Research - GRANTHAALAYAH, 8(5), 132-138. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v8.i5.2020.107 
  9. Grandhi, S R & Kacker, P. (2020). Cyber Crime Investigation Through BEOS Profiling,GAP iNTERDISCIPLINARITIES A Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, VOLUME - III ISSUE II, page no. 67-72, ISSN – 2581-5628, UGC Care Listed, Impact Factor: SJIF - 5.047, IIFS - 4.875 
  10. Pendse, A & Kacker, P. (2020) Remembrance of Recent Vs. Remote Memory of an Event: A Key to Investigation of Cold Cases,  The Indian Police Journal, Volume 67, Number ,  January-March, 2020, pg: 89-95 
  11. Chaterjee T, & Kacker P. (2020) Personality Style and its relation with level of Anxiety.? International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention (IJHSSI), vol. 09(3), 2020, pp 12-15. 
  12. Samuel SG, Chatterjee T, Thapliyal H, Kacker P. (2020) Facial psychophysiology in Forensic investigation: A novel idea for deception detection. Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2019; 11:90-4. 
  13. Srivastava S., & Kacker, P. (2019) An Empirical Study on Bullying and Sexual Harassment at Workplace. Indian Journal of Criminology 2018-2019, Pg. 122-130, Volume 46 & 47, ISSN: 0974-7249 
  14. Naik, V., & Kacker, P. (2019) Stress, Personality and Coping in Police Personnel, The Indian Police Journal, Special Issue on Occupational Stress & Mental health Issues Among Uniformed Personnel, Volume 66, Number 3, July-September, 2019, ISSN NO: 0537 – 2429, Page No: 68 – 72. 
  15. Nalawade, P., Naik, V., & Kacker, P. (2019) Competency and Attitude of Police Personnel Towards Offenders with Mental Illness, The Indian Police Journal, Special Issue on Occupational Stress & Mental health Issues Among Uniformed Personnel, Volume 66, Number 3, July-September, 2019, ISSN NO: 0537 – 2429, Page No: 68 – 72. 
  16. Khemchandani, R & Kacker, P. (2019) Making the Indian Educational System Gender Sensitive, JASC: Journal of Applied Science And Computations, Volume VI, Issue III, March/2019, ISSN NO: 1076-5131, Page No: 202 – 207. 
  17. Nishar, K., Felix, G., Kacker, P. (2019) Trauma – Related Effects and Interventions for Children with HIV+ Status. Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (JETIR), ISSN: 2349 – 5162, Jan 2019, Vol. 6 Issue 1.
  18. Mukundan CR and Kacker P. (2019) Arousal and drive – Cognitively Molded Emotional Arousal. EC Neurology 11.1: 12-20.
  19. Kacker P. Experiential knowledge of positive and negative experiences on remembrance and neural response using neuro signature system. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Cognitive Psychology 2018;2(1):19-25. 
  20. Jain, M., Kacker, P. (2018) Diagnostic Errors and Its Implications: Clinical Case Study, Journal of Social and Life Sciences (ISSN 0973-3914), UGC listed Journal, UGC Sl. No. 1962, Journal No. 40942, Impact Factor  3.112, Dec 2018 Vol. XXVI.
  21. Kacker, P., Dhanwani, P., Sharma, S. (2018), Micro Expressions in Deception, Research Journal of Social and Life Sciences (ISSN 0973-3914), UGC listed Journal, UGC Sl. No. 1962, Journal No. 40942, Impact Factor  3.112, Dec 2018 Vol. XXVI. 
  22. Kacker, P. (2018) Awareness about White Collar Crimes Among Professionals, The Indian Police Journal, The Beureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, ISSN: 0537 – 2429, Vol. 65 No. 2, April – June 2018.
  23. Keshav Kumar, J.M.Vyas, Kacker, P. (2018) Forensic Psychological Investigative Techniques Eliciting cues to deception and truth in Crime Investigation: In Indian scenario,  Research Journal of Social and Life Sciences (ISSN 0973-3914) Vol. XXIV, June 2018, Impact Factor 3.112, U.G.C.  SI. No. 1962, Journal No. 40942.
  24. Kacker P, Shah S & Shastri V (2018). A Correlation Study of Aggressive Behavior among Juveniles at Different Observation Home of Gujarat State. International Journal of Indian Psychology, Vol. 6, (1), DIP: 18.01.095/20180601, DOI: 10.25215/0601.095 
  25. Mukundan CR and Kacker P. (2018) “Moulding Emotion while Cognitively Processing Physical and Virtual Realities”. EC Neurology 10.5 (2018): 354-366. 
  26. Mukundan CR, & Kacker P (2018) Emotional Arousal - The Driving Force of Life. J Psychol Clin Psychiatry 9(3): 00505. DOI: 10.15406/jpcpy.2018. 
  27. Kacker, P., & Sen, S (2017) The Relation Between Work Stress and Personality of Police Personnel. Special Issue (2017). The International Journal of Indian Psychology. Redshine Publication Inc., ISSN: 2349-3429. DOI:18.01.050101/S2017 
  28. Menezes, R., Kacker, P., Mukundan, C.R. (2017). Neurofeedback &Memory Functioning: Rehabilitation & Enhancement. International Journal of Indian Psychologists, ISSN 2349-3429. 
  29. N. Nandini, Kacker, P. (2017) Paranormal Movie Based “Experiential Knowledge” using Brain Electrical Oscillations Signature (BEOS) Profiling. Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, Vol. 8, No. 11. 
  30. Jain, M., & Kacker, P. (2017). Therapeutic Approach for Rising Narcissistic Personality due to Social Networking sites. Research Journal of Social & Life Sciences. ISSN: 0973-3914 
  31. Batul Sukhsarwala., Kacker, P., Mukundan, C.R. (2015). Academic Motivation, Dispositional Mindfulness, Emotional Maturity and Academic Achievement of College Students. International Journal of Management and Behavioral Sciences, V 6-7, ISSN 2278-5671, 282 – 296. 
  32. Choudhary. A, Hararwala. T & Kacker. P. (2015). Virtual Intimidation. International Journal of Management and Behavioral Sciences, V 6-7, ISSN 2278-5671, 218-225. 
  33. Menezes, R., Kacker, P., Mukundan, C.R. (2015). Role of Brain Function Therapy in Neurorehabilitation of Alcoholics: An Exposition & Benefaction. International Journal of Management and Behavioral Sciences, V 6-7, ISSN 2278-5671, 40 -47. 
  34. Kacker, P. (2015) Education for Rural Transformation. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Red’shine Publications. ISSN 2348-5396. 
  35. Mukundan, C.R, Ajayan, P, Kacker, P, Chetan, S. M., Vyas, J. M. (2014).Violent Behavior: Absence of Social Conditioning of Drives during Neurodevelopmental Stages. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Special Issue 2014, Vol 2, Issue 1, Redshine Publication Inc., ISSN: 2349-3429. Impact Factor: 0.363 
  36. Mukundan, C.R., Kacker, P. (2014). Concept of consciousness in Philosophy and Neuroscience. The International Journal for Transformation of Consciousness, Vol 1, No.1, 45 – 56. 
  37. Tripathi, R and Kacker, P. (2013) Spiritual well-being of Heterosexual and Homosexual: A comparative study, IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol.7, No.5, 26-31, ISSN:2279-0837 Impact factor: 1.589 
  38. Pandya, S and Kacker, P (2013) Coping Skills of Homosexuals and Heterosexuals: A Comparative Study, International Journal of Psychology Periyar University, Vol. 1, No. 1, 31-38, ISSN: 2319-9601. 
  39. Chadvva, D and Kacker, P (2013) Effectiveness of Life Skill Education in Adolescents, International Journal of Research in Education Methodology, ISSN:2278-7690. Impact Factor: 1.07 
  40. Patel, N and Kacker, P (2013) Sheldon’s Personality theory in Modern era, Indian Journal of Research, Vol. 2, No.1, 63-64, ISSN-2250-1991. Impact Factor: 1.6714 
  41. Jain, M and Kacker, P (2013) Violence in dating relationship of young adults, Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol:4No:2: ISSN: 0975-6795 
  42. Kacker, P; and Bhuti, P (2013) Relation between Buddhism and Psychology, Research Journal of Arts, Management and Social Sciences, Vol VIII, ISSN 0975-4083 Impact Factor 0.564 
  43. Kacker, P and Biswas, U.N (2013) Improving Subjective Well – Being of People Living with Seropositive Status with and without Dermatitis Using Hypnotherapy, Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, ISSN: 2229-4937. 
  44. Kacker, P; and Biswas, U.N (2012) Hypnotherapy as an Effective Intervention to Improve Quality of Life of Seropositive People with and without Dermatitis. Journal of Well Being, Vol. 6, No.1, 1-7, ISSN: 0974-8717 
  45. Kacker, P; and Verma, A (2011) Mental Health of HIV/AIDS people – An emerging challenge for Social work Educators, Researchers and Practitioners, Indian Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 7, II, 297-305, ISSN: 0974-2719. 
  46. Biswas, U.N; Kacker, P; and Palan, B.N  (2010) Mind – Programming for Socio – Cognitive Abilities: A study of school going adolescents, Bihar Psychological Association Journal of Social and Psychological Studies, Vol 3, No.1, 24 – 37, Patna, India, ISSN: 0974 – 634X. 
  47. Kacker, P (2009) Clinical hypnotherapy - Mental Health intervention to improve quality of life in people with seropositive, Status Revisiting the Field of Mental Health in Social Work with Human Rights Perspective, Special Issue, 2009 (Pg. 68-77).
 
Chapters in Books (National): 16
 
  1. Kacker P. (2020) Forensic Psychological Investigation During and After the Pandemic 2020: A Technology Based Futuristic Approach, Encyclopedia of Covid, Apple Books Publishers and Distributors, Jaipur, Edited By: Dr. Gurudutta Japee & Dr. Preeti Oza, Pg.219-230. 
  2. Khemchandi, R., Makwana, K., & Kacker, P. (2020) Eradicating Domestic violence through Education, Quality Initiatives For Empowerment of Women Through Education, S.L.U Arts & H. & P. Commerce College for Women, Edited by: Sirali N. Mehta, Madhusudan Mukerjee and Rashmi Soni, Pg. 109-112, ISBN: 978-93-5396-894-6 
  3. Sanger S & Kacker P. (2020) Women Empowerment to Reduce Crime Against Women, Women Empowerment – Awakening of a New Era, Empyreal Publishing House, Edited By: Dr. Tazyn Rahman, Pg. 59-66, ISBN : 978-81-944813-5-5 
  4. Sadanandan S & Kacker P. (2020) Prevention Framework for Victims of Sexual Crime and Case Studies, Women Empowerment – Awakening of a New Era, Empyreal Publishing House, Edited By: Dr. Tazyn Rahman, Pg. 150-156, ISBN : 978-81-944813-5-5 
  5. Kacker, P. (2018) Protein an Important Nutrient for Cognition and Brain Development of Children, Child Health and Nutrition, UNICEF sponsored, Prabhat Prakashan, New Delhi, India. 
  6. Mukundan, C.R., Sasidharan, A and Kacker, P. (2017) Sthita Prajna: A State to Control Cognitive Molding of Emotional Arousal. Emerging Contours of Excellence, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 24- 40, ISBN: 81-85322-64-3. 
  7. Menezes, R., Kacker, P., Mukundan, C.R. (2016). Cognition, Emotion & Behaviour: Transitional Domains during Puberty and Adolescence. Strategic Human resource and Business Managament: A new Approach, Bharti Publications, Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-85000-61-4 
  8. Menezes, R., Kacker, P., Mukundan, C.R. (2015). Hypnosis and the Anterior Brain: Delving Into the Frontal Lobe. In (Eds) V.S. Adigal and Amit Chrapani. Innovations and Business Management Issues and Challenges, Published by: Bharati Publications, Delhi, 350-355. ISBN: ISBN: 978-93-85000-61-4 
  9. Saini, P., Kacker, P., Mukundan, C. R. (2015). An Evaluation of the Neuropsychological and Intellectual Deficits seen in Pediatric Epilepsy: A scope for future studies, In (Eds) V.S. Adigal and Amit Chrapani. Innovations and Business Management Issues and Challenges, Published by: Bharati Publications, Delhi, 325-331. ISBN: ISBN: 978-93-85000-29-4 
  10. Ugale, K., Kacker, P., Mukundan, C.R. (2015). Effectiveness of Neurofeedback in Enhancing Frontal Lobe Regions- A review, In (Eds) V.S. Adigal and Amit Chrapani. Innovations and Business Management Issues and Challenges, Published by: Bharati Publications, Delhi, 447-482. ISBN: 978-93-85000-29-4 
  11. Thakker, S; and Kacker, P (2012) Career Skill Development through Graduate and Post-Graduate Courses. Handbook of Behavioral and management Science, VOL - VI, Wisdom Publications, Delhi, 82-90, ISBN: 978-81-89547-95-0. 
  12. Kacker, P (2012) Stress Management Of Teachers In Education, Handbook of Behavioral and management Science, Wisdom Publications, Delhi, 41-45, ISBN: 978-81-89547-95-0. 
  13. Pathak, M and Kacker, P (2012) Psychology Of Rumor: Mechanism, Implication and Intervention, Handbook of Behavioral and management Science, Wisdom Publications, Delhi, 166-172, ISBN: 978-81-89547-95-0. 
  14. Biswas, U.N; Kacker, P; and Palan, B.N (2011) Mind – Programming as a tool to enhance Socio – Cognitive Abilities: A study of school going adolescents, Hypnosis: Psycho-Philosophical Perspectives and Therapeutic Relevance. Concept publishing company, Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 184-206, ISBN: 13-978-81-8069-727-2. 
  15. Kacker, P (2011) Clinical Hypnotherapy as an Effective Modulation to reduce Anxiety and Improve Self – Confidence of sexually abused Adolescents, Handbook of Behavioral and management Science, VOL.-I, Wisdom Publications, Delhi, 576-589, ISBN: 978-81-89547-95-0. 
  16. Kacker, P (2011) Approaches to Assessment in 21st Century. Handbook of Behavioral and management Science, VOL.-IV, Wisdom Publications, Delhi, 466-473, ISBN: 978-81-89547-95-0.
 

Research Guidance

46 Dissertation Completed; 3 PhD students pursuing

Membership

Membership of professional body:

  1. Life Time Member of Bhartiya Shiskhan Mandal.
  2. Life Time member of Asia-Pacific Association for Cognitive & Behavioural Neuroscience
  3. Life Time Member of Grand Academic Portal (GAP) Gyan Aadharit Parampara a Non-Profit Organization working in the area of Education.
  4. Life Time Member of Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA)
  5. Life Time Member of GRABS
  6. Life Time Member of Bharat Vikas, ISR Leaders Club
  7. Executive Member of Counselor Council of India
  8. Life Time Member of Council of Innovative Research (CIR)

Awards / Honours / Achievements / Appreciation

I. Recognition:
  1. Certificate of Recognition from Institute of Self Reliance for Phenomenal and Worthy Article titled, “Importance of Neuro-Forensic Psychology in Education and Employment in Indian Set-up” for the 2019 Issue of “Magnificence of Humbles”.
  2. Represented GFSU as Core Committee member to prepare guidelines for Juvenile Justice Act rules for the Government of Gujarat since the year 2016. I have been assigned to prepare a Preliminary assessment for Juveniles.
  3. Represented GFSU as organizing member of “Run for Voters Awareness Program” on 16th April 2019 appointed by Collector and District Election Officer, Gandhinagar.
II. Awards:          
  1. Received Certificate of HONOR from Grand Academic Portal – GAP and Global Academic Abasement Consortium – GAAC for serving the academia from April to June 2020.
  2. Received “Mental Health Professional Honor” Award from Manas Charitable trust on 22.06.2020
  3. Received Best Young Faculty Award at International Forensic Science And Criminal Investigation Summit And Awards 2020 on 29th May 2020.
  4. Received Bharat Vikas Award – 2019 to be held at Bhuvaneshwar on 14th December 2019.
  5. Certificate of Excellence in Recognition of work dedicated in Forensic and Cyber Science on 14th Dec 2019 at Bhubaneshwas, Odisha.
  6. Received Best Young Faculty GRABS Awards – 2019; Educational Charitable Trust Nanganallur, Chennai on 3rd Feb 2019.
  7. Best paper award on “Traumatic Experiences and Its Effect on Neural Networking in women using Brain Electrical Oscillations Signature Profiling” in 1st National Psychological Trauma Conclave 2018 on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection, & Mental Illness: Directions in Training, Research, and Service Provision held from 27-28 March 2018 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
  8. Paper on, “Experimental Knowledge of Positive & Negative Experience on Remembrance & Neural person using Neuro-Signature System” selected for NAOP Best Paper Award in 27th Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) organized by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in collaboration with National Academy of Psychology, India on 22- 24 Dec 2017.
  9. Received EET CRS Academic Achievement Award 2017 – Honorable Mention Certificate on 10th September 2017 at Fern Hotel, Mumbai.
  10. Received EBMACNSI Best Paper Award for the paper titled, “Experiential Knowledge Triggered by Semantic Cueing and Its Quality of Being SUI Generis” in the 1st National Conference of Cognitive Neuroscience Society of India (CNSI) Envisioning the BrainMind: A Multidisciplinary Approach supported by Social Justice & Empowerment Department, Gujarat State Child Protection Society & UNICEF at IBS, GFSU from 3-6th April 2016
  11. Paper titled, “Clinical Hypnotherapy as an Effective Therapeutic Method for Psychosocial Health of People Suffering from Dermatitis with and Without Seropositive Status.” selected for Prof. Durganand Sinha Best Dissertation Award in 24th Convention of National Academy of Psychology at Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal during 12-14 Dec 2014.
  12. Received NAoP Best Paper Award for the paper titled, “Improving Subjective well being of People living with Seropositive Status with and without Dermatitis using Hypnotherapy” in XXth Annual Convention of NAOP and International Conference on Mind, Culture and Human Activities, Psychological Sciences in Twenty First Century held on 12- 15 Dec 2010 at Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Others

  1. Handled Audi-Video interrogation of Anti-Corruption Cases interrogation at SBS, NFSU since Dec 2017.
  2. Currently working as Project Director on ICSSR funded project titled, "Neuro Signature Profiling of Victims of Domestic Violence" of two years duration of amount of grant Rs. 15 Lakhs.
  3. Editor: Associate Editor of GAP Indian Journal of Forensics and Behavioural Sciences
  4. Member of Editorial Board:
  • Member of Editorial Board of, “International Journal of Forensic Sciences (IJFSC)”
  • Member of Editorial Board of, “The International Journal for Transformation of Consciousness”.
  • Member of Editorial Board of, “International Journal of Indian Psychology”
  • Member of Editorial Board and Executive Committee of, “Cognitive Neuroscience Society of India”