Nagireddy Neelakanteswar Reddy
PhD (IIT Gandhinagar)
Research Interests: Psychology of Thinking and Reasoning, Philosophy of Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology
Professor Nagireddy Neelakanteswar Reddy has always had a theoretical/philosophical inclination to Psychology. Accordingly, he pursued a BA in Psychology and Philosophy, an MA in Philosophy (from the University of Hyderabad), an MPhil in Cognitive Science (from the University of Hyderabad), and a PhD in Cognitive Science (from IIT Gandhinagar). He is a psychologist who raises theoretical/philosophical questions that are answered by the meta-analysis of the findings of empirical psychology. He is also interested in experimenting, primarily to test and evaluate theories in psychology.
Besides the theoretical issues in psychology, Professor Reddy is also interested in working on the implications of the (evolutionary) naturalistic approach to the human mind and existence, such as free will, rationality and purpose in life.
Professor Nagireddy Neelakanteswar Reddy’s MPhil work developed an analogy between biological evolutionary and epistemic processes. His PhD raised theoretical/philosophical, and metascientific issues concerning the construct of “sense of agency.” His post-PhD work has explored the issues in sensory-perceptual processes like cognitive penetration and multisensory integration.