Rex Jose Joseph

Rajagiri Centre for Behavioural Science and Research



Rex Jose Joseph is pursuing his Ph.D. from Pondicherry University. He has done his Bachelors in Psychology (Honors) from Christ University and has a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Pondicherry University. He has successfully cleared National Eligibility Test (NET) as well. Before joining Rajagiri, he was working at Christ University, Bangalore. His areas of research interest include various areas of social psychology such as personality and cognitive dissonance as well as adolescent mental health.

Educational Qualification


  • Pursuing Ph.D in Social Psychology - Pondicherry University 2013-2018
  • M.Sc in Applied Psychology – Pondicherry University 2011-2013
  • BA Psychology (Honors) – Christ University 2008-2011
  • Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination 2011

Work experience (Teaching / Internship)


  • Assistant Professor in Psychology at School of Business Studies and Social Sciences, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore from May 2017 to March 2018
  • Assistant Professor in Psychology at Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore from June 2016 to April 2017


  • One month internship at Sacred Heart Hospital, Paynkulam, Thodupuzha, Kerala
  • One month internship at Joannes Psycho-Medical Centre, Ayroopadam, Kothamangalam, Kerala

Paper Presentations/Seminar / Workshop / Refresher course / Training attended

  • Expectancy Violation in Dogs: A Study Using Visual and Auditory Stimuli, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
  • Transgenders: A Psychosocial Needs Assessment, International Conference on Mental Health and Trends, St. Joseph’s College Bangalore, December 2015
  • Gender Differences in Cognitive Dissonance, International Journal of Indian Psychology, Volume 4, Issue 3, April – June, 2017

Areas of Interest (Teaching / Research)


  • Positive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methodology
  • Statistics



  • Depression and related issues
  • Adolescent mental health issues
  • Addiction