Admissions 2023

Department of Psychology

Dr.Lijo. K.J

Designation : Asst. Professor

Qualification : Ph.D

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Dr. Lijo K J has completed Ph.D. in Psychology from Bharthiar University in 2014. He has a Post Graduate degree in M.Sc Applied Psychology. He has completed an additional Post Graduate degree in MBA (HRM) and Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development.  He qualified the National Eligibility Test and Kerala State Eligibility Test in 2012. His research interest is in Psychological Resilience, Community Psychology, and Educational Psychology. His areas of teaching interest are Positive Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Social Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Psychological statistics.

  • 2014    PhD    Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • 2012    SET    Kerala
  • 2012    NET    University Grant Commission (UGC)
  • 2010    MBA HRM    Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • 2009    M.Sc. Applied Psychology    Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • 2009    PG Diploma in HRM    Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • Nov 2018-March 2020 Guest Faculty Prajyoti Niketan College, Thrissur
  • Jan 2017 –Nov 2018 Asst Professor Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Cochin, Kerala.
  • June 2013- Dec 2016 Asst Professor Christ University, Bengaluru, Karantaka
  • Nov 2012- Apr 2013 Guest Faculty Christ College, Irinajalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala.
  • 2010-2011 Guest Faculty    I.G.O.N.U.Study Center, Calicut, Kerala.
  • 2011-2012 Guest Faculty    FATRI, Bharathiar University Study Center. Thrissur, Kerala.


  • Research methods, Psychometric and Testing. Psychological Statistics.
  • Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Psychopathology,Positive Psychology, Health Psychology, Human Development.


  • Positive Psychology;Community Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psychological resilience among Adolescence;Academic Resilience; Culture, Community and Mental Health.


  • Community Projects for academic excellence of students who are at risk for drop out, lack of motivation, and lack of supervision.

Research Projects

  • Research Partner, International Research Project on Developing Global community led by de Rivera, J. H; Research Professor, The Department of Psychology, Clark University, Worcester.
  • Research Assistant, Major Research Project (2009-2010) by N. Annalakshmi, Professor, The Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu.

Book Chapter

  • Narayanan, A., & Lijo, K. J. (2016). Relationship between Resilience, Gender and forgiveness among older adolescent students. In Subramanian. S., Raj. S. J. M., Velayudhan, A., & Annalakshmi. N. (Ed.). Recent trends in Psychology. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, TN.
  • Lijo. K. J (2019). Stake Holders of Academic Motivation in Higher Education: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Students. in Ragitha R. (Ed.). Transitions.Emarald Publications, Chennai

Journal Article Publications

  • Shaju, M. C., Lijo, K. J.,& Paul, V. (2018) Perceived stress and illness cognition among aids and diabetic patients. Andromeda, 4 (1), 54-67.
  • Lijo. K. J., Lincy, E. K., Jaleel. N.A., Megha, T. G., & Veena V. R. (2018). Relationship of forgiveness and gratitude with grit among college students. International Journal of Social Sciences Review, 8, 1169-1172.
  • Lijo, K. J. (2018). Forgiveness: Definitions, Perspectives, Contexts and Correlates. Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 8, 342.
  • Lijo, K. J., & Annalakshmi, N. (2017). Promoting resilience among institutionalized adolescents through fostering probabilistic orientation, forgiveness, and gratitude. Indian Journal of Health and Well-being, 8 (12), 1551-1560.
  • Lijo, K. J., Koo, J.,&Nair, A. P. (2016). Self-awareness and Depression among HIV-Affected Children in India. Journal of Psychology&Psychotherapy, 6,247. doi:10.4172/2161-0487.1000247
  • Kalra, V., &Lijo, K. J. (2016). Family Resilience and Adjustment in Emerging Adult Cancer Patients. International Journal of Indian Psychology. 2 (3).
  • Lijo, K. J., & Lyngdoh, W. S. (2016).  Psychological Contract and Job Satisfaction among HR Professionals in Start-up Service Sector. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 3 (2).
  • Goswami, S., &Lijo. K. J (2016). Gender difference in organizational commitment and job satisfaction among High school teachers. Journal of applied research and social sciences, 3 (1), 76-94. .
  • Lijo, K. J., & Nair. A. P. (2014). Resilience among institutionalized children. Journal of applied research and social sciences, 1 (13), 14-36.
  • Lijo, K. J., & Nair. A. P. (2013). Job involvement of textile employees with regard to quality of life. International Journal for Research and Development. 1 (3), 27-30.
  • Narayanan, A., &Lijo, K. J. (2012). Gratitude and Resilience among College Students. Behavioural Scientist, 13 (2), 135-142.
  • Lijo. K. J.Manu. R., & Sanju. G. (2021))      Learned Helplessness, Psychological Wellbeing, and Proenvironment Care Behavior among Victims of Frequent Floods in Kerala. Neuroscience in Rural Practice, 12(01), 137-144).  DOI 10.1055/s-0040-1721566
  • Lincy, E. K., Sivakumar, P., Varghese, A., &Lijo, K. J. (2018, October). Cultural Neglect, Causal Attribution and Externalizing and Internalizing Behaviour Problems among Migrant Workers in Kerala. Paper presented at the 6th International Psychology Congress of International federation of Catholic Universities held at Christ Universities, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Samad, A.A., Nazreen, S., &Lijo, K. J. (2018, October). Perceived Physical Attractiveness, Self-Consciousness and Academic Self-concept among Female Adolescent Students. Paper presented at the 6th International Psychology Congress of International federation of Catholic Universities held at Christ University, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Najeeb, N. C, Treasa, M. P., &Lijo, K. J. (2018, October). Life Attitude, Emotional Competence and Psychological General Well- Being among Doctors. Paper presented at a conference titled ‘Youth and Mental Health’ held at Prajyoi Niketan College, Thrissur, Kerala.
  • Lijo, K. J. (2016). Ecological Self and Tourism: A Psychological Analysis. Paper presented at National Seminar on Environmental Tourism head at Yuvakshetra College, Palakkad, Kerala.
  • Lijo K. J. (2014, February). Outstanding Mankind: The product of Creativity and Social Intelligence. National Conference, held at Bharithiar University, Comibatore, Tamil Nadu.
  • Lijo, K. J., & Pinto, N. (2013, December). Sources of Resilience among Orphans. Paper presented at conference held at NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Lijo, K. J., & Annalakshmi, N. (2012, June). Promoting Developmental Adaptation of Institutionalized Adolescents Probabilistic Orientation counseling. Gratitude Exercises and Loving Kindness Meditation: an Experimental Study. Paper presented at the 47th National and 16th International Conference            of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP).
  • Lijo, K. J., & Annalakshmi, N. (2012, January). Risk and Protective Factors among Institutionalized Children - A Review. Paper presented at the National Conference on Socio Cultural Prospects of Positive Psychology in India. Organized by Department of Psychology held at Lissah College.
  • Annalakshmi, N., &Lijo, K. J. (2010b, February). Effect of Gratitude on Resilience. Paper Presented in the 36th NACIACP-2010 organized by the department of Mental health and social psychology, National institute of mental health and neurosciences (Deemed University) Bangalore.
  • Annalakshmi, N., &Lijo, K. J. (2010a, January). Forgiveness and Resilience among College Students.  Paper presented in the section of Anthropological and Behavioural Science in the 97th Indian Science Congress held at University of Kerala Thiruvanthapuram.


  • Chaired a scientific paper presentation session in an International Conference on Leadership, held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences on 14th November 2017.
  • Chaired a scientific paper presentation session in a National Conference on Applied Psychology: Trends and Challenges, held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences on 14th November 2017.
  • Chaired a scientific paper presentation session in the national level Undergraduate Paper Presentation competition, Held at Christ University, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Moderated a session titled ‘Empowering lives of Marginalized groups’ in a National Seminar titled Empowering Lives: Mental Health and Well-being in an Inclusive World, held at Christ University, Bengaluru.
  • Certified Trainer in SPSS: Completed preliminary, intermediary and advanced training for SPSS, Center for Advanced Research & Training, Christ University.
  • Completed 10 days Refreshment Course, Organized by Academic Staff College, Christ University.
  • Completed Three Quality Improvement Programs (QIPs), at Christ University.
  • Contemporary Approaches in Assessment and Research Methods in Psychology
  • Development of Competency based Curriculum for Under Graduates and Post Graduates
  • Research Grant Writing for Major Research Projects
  • Attended Routledge Editorial Workshop by Taylor & Francis India, at Christ University, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Attended a workshop on APA style and Elements of Writing organized by Center for Research and Center for Academic and Professional support, at Christ University.
  • Participated in the three days Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education sponsored workshop on Application of Statistical Tools for Data Analysisin Research organized by School of Commerce Bharathiar University on 4th -6th March 2009.
  • Participated in the three day UGC sponsored workshop on Psychodiagnostics and Psychotherapeuticsorganized by the Department of Psychology, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar-608 002 on 28th, 29th, February & 1st March 2008.
  • Resource person and Coordinator for training program conducted for IT Employees XeoScript Technology, Thrissur in 2019.
  • Resource Person in a One-day workshop conducted on SPSS in Morning Star Home Science College at Angamaly in 2019.
  • Resource Person in a workshop conducted on PEBL (Psychology, Experiment Building Language conducted by the Department of Psychology, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in 2017.
  • Resource Person in a two-day Workshop conducted for UGC NET Coaching, Department of Psychology, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in 2017.
  • Delivered a talk on Mentoring for Community Mental Health, Organized by STARRT, St. Thomas Church, Madivala, Bengaluru in 2016.
  • Resource Person in a workshop conducted for ESI Workers ESI Department Bengaluru, Karnataka in 2016.
  • Member inNational Social Service for three years during the period of my under graduation.
  • NCCcadetwithB and C certificates.


  • Started Consultancybetween the Department of Psychology, Prajyoti Niketan College, Pudukad and XeoScript Technology, Thrissur in 2019. The objective was providing consultation on various employment welfare program such as training and development, appraisal and selection and recruitment.
  • Started eight Community Projects in the department for benefiting community and PG students.  All the projects were completed successfully with in the stipulated time.
  • Initiated a Career Guidance Cell in the Department of Psychology to provide guidance and counselling for students in Government Schools.


  • Initiated a Career Guidance Cell in the Department of Psychology for Under Graduate student in Prajyoti Niketan College Puduakd.
  • Mentoring for Advanced UG Students of Psychology for their Personal and Academic Development.
  • Research group for advanced UG Second Year students to develop their research skill and scientific temper