Yashpal Jogdand

Yashpal Jogdand
Assistant Professor
CV Summary: 

Yashpal’s research interest lie at the intersection of social and political psychology. He is particularly interested in studying how people experience (e.g. stigma, discrimination, stereotype threat, shame, rejection, humiliation) and manage/challenge (e.g. by engaging in false consciousness, individual mobility, social creativity, collective action) the issues arising from devalued identity.

Contact Information

Office - 428 C Block II (Mechanical)
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016
Office - +91 11 2659-1373
Email -

Research Areas

self and identity, intergroup conflict, humiliation, ostracism, social exclusion and rejection in intergroup and interpersonal relations, stereotypes and prejudice, leadership and mobilisation, psychology of oppression

Academic Background

2014 Ph.D. (Psychology) University of St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

2011 M.Phil. (Social Psychology of Education) Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

2007 M. A. (Psychology) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.


Jogdand, Y. & Sinha, C. (2015). Can leaders transform humiliation into a creative force? Journal of leadership studies. 9 (3), 75-77.

Jogdand, Y., Khan, S. & Mishra, A. K. (2016). Understanding the Persistence of Caste: A Commentary on Cotterill, Sidanius, Bhardwaj & Kumar (2014). Journal of Social and Political Psychology. 4(2), 554–570

Reicher, S. & Jogdand, Y. (2016). Identity, emotion and mobilisation. In C. Howarth & E. Andreouli (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics. London: Routledge.

Reicher, S., Jogdand, Y., & Ryan, C. (2015). Political participation is self-interest...But not in the way you might think. In N. Manning (Ed.), Political (dis)engagement and the changing nature of the 'political'. Bristol: Policy Press.

Jogdand, Y. (2013, 7 January). 'Humiliated by caste: Understanding emotional consequences of identity denial' Early Career Researcher Forum, International Society of Political Psychology. Retrived from http://www.ispp.org/ecc/blog/humiliated-by-caste-understanding-emotional...



Jogdand, Y. (October, 2016). “Hindutva is not a word but a History” Identity and History in the Ideological Manifestos of the Hindu Nationalist Movement in India. Paper presented at the International Summit on Political Psychology, O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.

Jogdand, Y. (January, 2016). Humiliation in Classroom: Implications and Interventions for Counselors. Paper presented at Third International Conference On Counselling, Psychotherapy and Wellness, Christ University, Bengaluru.

Jogdand, Y. (December, 2015). Humiliation in Classroom Interactions: Identification, Experience and Interventions. Paper presented at 6th Annual International Conference of the Comparative Education Society of India “Education – Domination, Emancipation and Dignity” Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.

Jogdand, Y. & Reicher, S. (December, 2014). Which Self? Whose Interest? Dalit Politics and the Neoliberal notion of self-interest. Paper presented at conference at the conference on Democracy and Dalit Politics in Neoliberal times, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Jogdand, Y. & Reicher, S (August, 2013). Humiliation is a Group based Emotion: Experimental Evidence from UK and India. Paper presented at British Psychological Society (BPS), Annual Social Psychology Section Conference, University of Exeter, U.K.

Jogdand, Y. & Reicher, S (August, 2012). You are angry and outraged but your hands are tied! Responses to Group based Humiliation among Dalits in India. Paper presented at British Psychological Society (BPS), Annual Social Psychology Section Conference, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK


Invited Speaker (February, 2016). Classroom Humiliation. Department of Psychology, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.

Invited Speaker (January, 2016). Humiliation in Classrooms. India Gateway Program (IGP), St. Olaf College, United States and Office of International Affairs, Christ University, Bangalore.

Invited Speaker (November, 2015). The myth and realities of publishing. Faculty development program 2015 (out bound training) organized by department of psychology, Christ University, India.

Invited Speaker (Oct., 2014). Humiliation: Understanding its nature, experience and consequences. SEORG (Social, Environmental and Organizational Psychology research group) lab meeting, Psychology, University of Exeter, U.K.

Invited Speaker (July, 2011). “Caste, Social Identity and Humiliation: Towards a Social Psychology of Caste”. Tarabai Shinde Women Study Centre, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Maharashtra, India.


Jogdand, Y., Ashraf, M., Ryan, C., Persson, J. & Penders, Y. (August, 2012). “Managing and challenging adversity: Marginalized people's constructive responses to group-related conflict, stereotypes and exclusion” Symposium convened at British Psychological Society (BPS), Annual Social Psychology Section Conference, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK


UKIERI - UGC Research Grant (2017-2020)

PI (with Huseyin Cakal, Sammyh Khan, Clifford Stott, Arvind Mishra, Gazi S.) "Social Identity, Well-Being and Civic Participation among Social and Ethnic Groups in India" (£198,668) This interdisciplinary project examines the role of social psychological factors (e.g. social identity and emotion) and political factors (e.g. civic participation and mobilization) in promoting psychological and physiological well-being among different social and ethnic groups in India.


MEMBER, Editorial Advisory Board,
Journal of Social and Political Psychology

Abdulaziz Alsagar Young Faculty Incentive Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Selected Participant (August, 2012). European Association of Social Psychology Summer School (August, 2012), University of Limerick, Ireland. Workshop: Morality in Self, Emotion, and Social relations; Teachers: Prof. Colin Wayne Leach (University of Connecticut, USA) & Dr. Patricia M. Rodriguez Mosquera (Wesleyan University, USA).

Overseas Ph.D. Scholarship (2011-2014), Department of Social Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, India (Full Scholarship; Value = £ 72, 900)

Postgraduate Travel Grant (August, 2012), European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) (Value = € 800)

Awarded Ideal Student-2003 for remarkable curricular and extra-curricular performance by Government College of Arts and Science, Aurangabad, India.

Awarded Certificate of Merit for obtaining distinction and university rank 3 in M.A. Psychology by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, India.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for M.Phil. & Ph.D. (2009-2013), University Grants Commission, India.