Sumana Sri is a 3rd year PhD student in Positive Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate University, California. She works with the world renowned positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
She has an MSc in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Baroda, and BA (Honors) in Psychology from Christ University, India. She has also received a Gold Medal for Academic Excellence and the Rajabala Sharma Research Award for her Master’s dissertation titled: “Flow and Boredom: Experiences of Young Indian Adults”.
Her current research interests include daily life experiences, habits and time-use patterns of adolescents and emerging adults, the phenomenology of boredom, cultural psychology, and Indian psychology. She has also worked as a Research Fellow at Azim Premji University, India, on their Early Childhood Education initiative.
Apart from her academic interests, she also enjoys Origami, theater, reading, and listening to rock music.