Faculty

Dr. JOSHY. V.A.

Ph.D.

Rajagiri Centre for Behavioural Science and Research

Education Qualification

  • Ph.D in Psychology Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • M.A. in Psychology Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady.
  • BA Philosophy (Abnormal Psychology and political Science as Subsidiaries) - Calicut university.

Work Experience

  • Head of the Department and Assistant Professor in Psychology at Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Palakkad.
  • Assistant Director and Manager of the Prajyoti Niketan College,
  • Guest lecturer in the department of psychology at Prajyoti Niketan College,
  • Guest lecturer and Resource person in FATRI (Family Apostolate Training and Research Institute) Calicut University.
  • Guest lecturer in Calvary Philosophical College, Thrissur, Calicut University.

Awards

  • Awarded the University Research Fellowship (URF- 2012-2014) throughout my Doctoral Studies.
  • Awarded the “Best paper award” on the topic, “The Upshot of Self-Concept on social Competence among the institutionalized and non-institutionalized adolescents” on National Conference on Enhancing Psychological Well-Being (NCEPW-2014), during February, 20-21, 2014.

Teaching and Research

  • General area of Research: Personality, self-concept among adolescents, self-mutilation among adolescents, developmental Psychology, Emotional and Social Competence.
  • Courses frequently taught: Positive Psychology, General psychology, Child and Adolescent development, Adulthood, Abnormal Psychology & Human Development.
  • Also Interested in Yoga & Indian Psychology.

Article Publications

  • Joshy. V.A, Dr.S.John Michael Raj. Self-identity and anxiety among adolescent students. Behavioural Research Review. 2012, Vol.4,56-59.(ISSN:0975-7198).
  • Joshy. V.A, Dr. S. John Michael Raj. The effect of Self-Concept on the levels of anxiety, Depression between the institutionalized and non-institutionalized adolescents. Behavioural Research Review. 2013, Vol.5,1-6, (ISSN:0975-7198).
  • Joshy. V.A. The effect of Self-Concept on the levels of Stress between the institutionalized and non-institutionalized adolescents. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Life Skills (ISC-2013). 319-324.(ISBN: 978-93-82062-80-6).
  • Joshy. V. A, Dr. S. John Michael Raj, A Comprehensive View of Self-Concept and its effect with respect to Self-Mutilation among the Institutionalized and Non-Institutionalized adolescents. International Journal of Indian Psychology. Volume 3, Issue 2, No. 9, 2016. (ISSN:2349-3429, P), ISSN: 2348-5396, e). January-March.
  • Joshy. V. A, S.Neetumol, The Effect of Self-concept on happiness and resilience among the hostelers and Day-scholars undergraduate students, The Journal of Positive Psychology - ID RPOS-2016-0325, under the revision, in press for publication, 2016.

Abstract Publications

  • Joshy V.A, Dr.S.John Michael Raj. A critical study of self-concept on emotional competence, social competence and self-mutilation among the institutionalized and non-institutionalized adolescents” in 103rd Indian Science Congress Association, (ISCA), held at University Mysore, Abstract.
  • Joshy V.A, Dr.S.John Michael Raj. A Comprehensive view of measures of self- concept and its effect with respect to Self-Mutilation among the institutionalized and non-institutionalized adolescents.3rd proceedings of International Science Congress Association, 2013.

Paper Presentations

  • Presented a research paper entitled, “ecological self and Tourism: A Psychological analysis” at the National Seminar on ‘Environmental Tourism’ on 18th January 2016, held at Department of Geography, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies(YIMS), Ezhakkad,-Mundur, Palakkad, Kerala.
  • Presented a research paper entitled, “A critical study of self-concept on emotional competence, social competence and self-mutilation among the institutionalized and non-institutionalized adolescents” at 1033rd Indian Science Congress Association, (ISCA), held at University Mysore, from January 3 to 7, 2016.
  • Presented a research paper entitled “The Upshot of Self-Concept on social Competence among the institutionalized and non-institutionalized adolescents” at the National Conference on Enhancing Psychological Well-Being (NCEPW-2014), during February 20-21, 2014, Coimbatore.
  • Presented a research paper entitled, “A Comprehensive view of measures of self- concept and its effect with respect to Self-Mutilation among the institutionalized and non-institutionalized adolescents. during the 3rd International Science Congress Association,(ISCA- 2013), Karunya University, Coimbatore.
  • Presented a research paper entitled, “Self-Concept and its effect on Adolescents on Anxiety and depression, at Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, during the 100th Indian Science Congress held at Calcutta University, from January 3 to 7, 2013.
  • Presented a research paper entitled, “Behavioural problems of Orphan, non-orphan, and institutionalized adolescent students with regard to anxiety, during the 99th Indian Science Congress held at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, from January 3 to 7, 2012.
  • Presented a research paper entitled, “The effect of Self-Concept on the levels of Stress between the institutionalized and non-institutionalized Adolescents. During the 4th International Congress on Life Skills Education-Optimising Positive Strengths through Life Skills, organized by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Mumbai University and KBP College from 7 to 9 December, 2012, Mumbai.
  • Presented a research paper entitled, “A self-Concept Analysis of Intuitional and Non-institutional Adolescents, during the Regional Science Congress held at Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu on December 15th and 16th, 2012.

Trainings/Workshops/National Seminar

  • Attended National Seminar on Perspective on Life Style Changes conducted by Annamalai University-Directorate of distance Education, Psychology Wing from 17th & 18th of February, 2012.
  • Attended UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Child Development organized by the Dept. Of Psychology, (SSUS) Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala, held on 22nd to 24th February 2012.
  • Participated in the one day workshop on Job Opportunities for Psychology Today organized by the Dept. Of Psychology, Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College Pollachi, PsyMHA (Psychology & Mental Health Association) on 10th March, 2016.
  • Participated in the UGC Sponsored Seminar on Innovation and Reformation in Higher Education Examinations System (IRHEES) organized by the Office of the Controller of Examinations, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, on March, 18th 2014.
  • Participated 21 days certificate course on ‘Research Methodology in Social Sciences- interaction programme for Research scholars’ (Arts & Social Sciences) held from 13.07.2011 to 02.08.2011 and obtained the “A” Grade, organized by the Bharathiar University, UGC-Academic Staff College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.

Seminar/workshop Organized

  • Organized two days workshop on “Dignity in Mental Health & Cyber Crime and Internet addiction among youth” in connection with World mental health day program on 27th and 28th October, 2016, for the Bsc graduate students, dept. Of Psychology, Yuvakshethra Institute of Management Studies (YIMS), Mundur, Palakkad, Kerala.
  • Organized and Animated one day motivational and orientation program on 7th August 2015, for the Bsc graduate students, dept. Of Psychology, Yuvakshethra Institute of Management Studies (YIMS), Mundur, Palakkad.
  • Organized one day NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Program) on 16th October 2015, for the Bsc graduate students, including Geography, English and Psychology, at Yuvakshethra College, Mundur, Palakkad.
  • Organized one day AIDS awareness and conscientization program on International AIDS day (Dec.1st 2015), for the Bsc graduate students, including Geography, Hotel Management and Psychology, at Yuvakshethra College, Mundur, Palakkad.
  • Organized one day seminar and Symposium on International YOGA day on 21st June 2016, for the Bsc graduate students, including Geography, English and Psychology, at Yuvakshethra College, Mundur, Palakkad.

MEMBERSHIP

  • Have lifelong membership in the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) since 2012, and membership No: L20998.
  • Membership in International Conference on Psychology and Lifestyle conducted in Istanbul August, Turkey August 2015.