Jaison Manjaly, PhD

Jasubhai Memorial Chair Professor

Research Area: Curiosity, Social cognition, Moral Cognition
Email: jmanjaly@iitgn.ac.in

I work on curiosity, social cognition, and moral cognition. Currently, I focus on ‘curiosity’ to address epistemic inequality in India. I also take a keen interest in student affairs, education and politics of knowledge.


  • Fonseca, A. F., Bandyopadhyay, S., Louçã, J., & Manjaly, J. (2019). Caste in the News: A Computational Analysis of Indian Newspapers. Social Media + Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1177/2056305119896057
  • Mukherjee, S., Srinivasan, N., Kumar, N., & Manjaly, J. A. (2018). Perceptual broadening leads to more prosociality. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1821.
  • Mehta, V., Mukherjee, S., Manjaly, J. A. (2017) Can Lighting Influence Self- Disclosure? Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00234.
  • Kumar, N., Manjaly, J. A., & Sunny, M. M. (2015). The relationship between action-effect monitoring and attention capture. Journal of Experimental Psychology.General, 144(1), 18–23.
  • Manjaly, J. A. & Indurkhya, B. (Eds) (2015) Cognition Experience and Creativity. NewDelhi: Orient Blackswan
  • Mukherjee, S., Manjaly, J. A., & Kumar, N. (2015) Role of Money in Creative
    Cognition, in Cognition Experience and Creativity. Manjaly J. A. & Indurkhya,
    B. (Eds). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan
  • Kumar N., Manjaly J. A., & Miyapuram K. P. (2014). Feedback about action
    performed can alter the sense of self-agency. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:
  • Mukherjee, S., Srinivasan, N., & Manjaly, J.A. (2014). Global processing fosters
    donations toward charity appeals framed in an approach orientation. Cognitive Processing. doi:10.1007/s10339-014- 0602-8
  • Mukherjee, S., Manjaly, J. A., & Nargundkar, M.  (2013). Money makes you reveal
    more: Consequences of monetary cues on preferential disclosure of personal information.  Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00839
  • Manjaly J. A. (2011). Conceivability, Metaphysical Possibility and the
    Zombies.  Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 28, 3: 43-53.
  • Manjaly J. A. (2011). “The Knowledge Argument and Inconsistency of the Nonphysical". Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 28, 2: 81-94.
  • Manjaly, J. A.  &  Mukherjee, S.  (2009). Cognitive Evolutionary Psychology: A
    prospective but temperate view. Sandhan: Journal of Centre for Studies in Civilizations, 9(2), 183-197.
  • Manjaly J. A. 2009. “Panpsychic Presuppositions of Samkhya Metaphysics” In Mind
    that Abides: Panpsychism In the New Millennium, Ed. Skrbina, D. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Komalesh H. S. & Manjaly J. A. 2009. “Time as History, as Myth”. In Time in Indian
    Culture. Ed. Patnaik P., Chatterjee S. C. & Suar D. New Delhi: D. K. Printworld