National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Dr. Muhammad Ajmal

Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad




Contact & Postal Address

Sara Imtiaz



Phone: +92(51)90644153 Fax: +92 (51) 2896012


National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University (New Campus) shahadra road (off main Murre road) Islamabad, (Pakistan) Post code 44000

Professional Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • I/O Psychology
  • Data Analysis

Teaching and Supervision


Level Course Title (Code) Session
M.Sc Applied Statistics (PY 303)
M.Sc Research Methods (PY 317)
M.Sc Human Resource Management (PY 402)
Thesis TitleNameYear
Thought Suppression and Sleep Quality as Predictors of Cognitive Failure among AdultsAnum Zafer RajaIn Process
Emotional Maturity and Social Competence as predictors of Academic Achievement among working and nonworking studentsSumrah KhadijaIn Process
Narcissism and Aggression among Social Media Users: Fear of Missing out as a ModeratorIqra Akmal MalikIn Process
Peer Rejection as a Risk Factor for Maladaptive Schemas and Self-defeating Interpersonal Style among AdultsAnum TahirIn Process
Perceived Organizational Politics Organizational Justice and Job Stress among Hotel employeesAbeer e Zahra JafriIn Process
Need for Social Support and Body Dissatisfaction among University StudentsTayyaba NazSubmitted for Viva
Mediating Role of Demoralization Between Peer Victimization and Academic Achievement among AdolescentsVeronaSubmitted for Viva
Emotional Expressivity and Marital Satisfaction among Married IndividualsMadiha MushtaqSubmitted for Viva
Mediating Role of Mindfulness between Emotional Regulation and Burnout among Medical StudentsSumra AslamSubmitted for Viva
Sumayya Khalid2017
Thinking Styles and emotional Intelligence among University Students: Gender as a ModeratorNida Saleem2017
Consultant’s Empathy, Coping and Prenatal Anxiety among pregnant WomenArifa Gillani2017
Terrorism catastrophizing and social support among university studentsNamroz2016
Role of mastery Approach goals, class related enjoyment and boredom on self-regulated learning among matric and intermediate studentsHifza Qayyum2016
Perfectionism and Rumination as predictors of working and nonworking womenFarwa Rahat2016
Hedonic consumer motivation and mindfulness as predictors of compulsive buying amongKashmala Shakeel2016


Research Publications

  • Paper Titled “Rumination, Optimism, and Psychological Well-Being among the Elderly: Self-Compassion as a Predictor” was published by Journal of Behavioural Sciences in 2016.
  • Paper Titled “Parental Attachment and Identity Styles among Adolescents: Moderating Role of Gender” was published by Pakistan Journal of Psychlogical Research in 2012.

Conference Papers/Posters

  • Presented Paper Titled exploring “Informational, Normative, Diffuse-Avoidant Identity Styles and Commitments in relation to parental attachment among college/university students” in First International Conference on Emerging Trends in Psychology, in 2011.
  • Presented a Poster titled “Causes and Prevalence of Suicide among Children and Adolescents” in International Conference on Developmental Psychopathology, in 2009.
  • Attended various national and international conferences organized by National Institute of Psychology, University of the Punjab, and Government College University in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016.

Conferences / Workshops

Conferences/Workshops Attended

Title of ConferenceOrganizing InstituteYearLevel
Advances in Mediation, Moderation & SEM (Level-II)2017National
Modern Methods of Mediation, Moderation & Model Testing: Advances in SEM2017National
6th International Conference on Psychology of Gender in Perspective: Issues and ChallengesNational Institute of Psychology2016International
Moderation and Mediation though PROCESS Macro2016National
Cognitive Behavior Therapy2016National
International Conference on Educational Psychology2012National
Moderation vs. Mediation: Analysis and Interpretations2011National

Workshops Conducted as Resource Person

Title of Workshop Organizing Institute Date and Year Level
Stress Management Nov-2017 National
Stengthening Self: Building Self-compassion 2016 National