Prof. Dr. Ananda Kumar Palaniappan is an Educational Psychologist presently lecturing at the University of Malaya. He specializes in Creativity, Organizational Creativity, Creative Problem Solving and Creative Innovation. Dr. Ananda conducts training in Thinking Skills as well as SPSS and AMOS for academicians and researchers in Malaysia. He has presented papers at international conferences and conducted workshops on Creativity and Innovation, Organizational Creativity, Organizational Behavior and Creative Problem Solving for numerous groups including managers, magistrates, legal officers, educational administrators, school principals, teachers and students in Malaysia, Singapore, India, Spain, Sweden, New Zealand and the United States of America. He has been consulted on projects by many agencies including the Malaysian Ministry of Education and many multinational organizations. He is presently involved in several research projects on Creativity, Creative Personality Characteristics, Creative Management, Enterpreneurship and Organizational Behavior. He has published internationally on creativity and on the validation of several instruments measuring Creative Management, Entrepreneurial Tendency and Creative Personality Characteristics. He has published in many international journals including Perceptual and Motor Skills and Journal of Psychology. He has written a number of books, among them are Creativity and Academic Achievement and SPSS in Educational Research.


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