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Ananyev Egor
Email: egor.ananyev@gmail.com
Personal Web Page: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/egor-ananyev/16/b88/353
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I am working with Dr. Brown Hsieh and Dr. Trevor Penney on investigating visual processing, visual mental imagery, and cortical organization of visual pathways using behavioural techniques and neuroimaging. I am broadly interested in imagination, attention, and how our expectations change our visual experience. My prior experience includes investigating vision loss with head- and eye-tracking and virtual environments (with Dr. Eliezer Peli), and using artificial neural networks to evaluate neurological damage to visual system (with Dr. Stephen Kosslyn).


Bu Chi
Email: e0012428@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in attitudes and persuasion, with a focus on effect of affect-cognition matching in persuasion. I am currently working on how people react to cognitive versus affective information given different motivational and ability factors.


Chia Sze Tien Adrian
Email: achiast78@gmail.com
Personal Web Page: http://sg.linkedin.com/in/achiast
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Adrian graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honors) and Philosophy. He has been working in the Republic of Singapore Navy since, serving aboard a Mine Countermeasure Vessel, a Patrol Vessel as an trainer in the Naval MDES Institute and most recently as a Commanding Officer of a naval vessel. His primary current research interest is in examining cognitive tasks and decision making in the naval/ military context in order to improve training effectiveness and efficiency. He is also interested in aptitude and personality predictors for specialized tasks. His other interests include Humanism and Transhumanism.



Chionh Yun Jie Shermaine
Email: e0001084@u.nus.edu
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My broad research interest lies in the intersection of social, cognitive, and forensic psychology. I am particularly interested in the motivations for offending and implicit cognitive processes underlying criminal behaviour.



Chong Suet Lin Anne
Email: annecsl@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in the genetic basis of individual and social cognition, focussing on moral beliefs and behaviour.



Choo Magdalene
Email: magdalene.choo@u.nus.edu
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Magdalene is interested in priming research. She is interested in understanding the influence of contextual cues in decoding the semantics of ambiguous words and sentences. Prior to her studies, Magdalene was a Research Associate at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS). Her key contributions were in the design and implementation of the Singapore Panel Study of Social Dynamics, a study devised to track changes in 5,000 households over time.


Choo Rui Qi
Email: ruiqichoo@u.nus.edu
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My research interest is in the psycholinguistic domain, looking at the underlying processes of aspects of language acquisition (specifically phonology and spelling) in bilingual children. Outside of research, I can be found engaged in discourse about a plethora of topics - language and literature, science, feminism and human rights, religion, entertainment and the media, public relations, politics and everything and (sic) the kitchen sink.


Choo Xin Ling
Email: e0001383@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in employee work performance and the factors that affect it. I would like to know the areas that employers should look out for during selection and recruitment and the interventions that they can do to sustain or enhance their employees' performance.



Fu Siling Charlene
Email: charlene.fu@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in language development in infants and young children, and also the effects and implications of growing up bilingual.



Kang Wee Cheng Augustine
Email: augustine.kang@u.nus.edu
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I seek to understand how patients with debilitating chronic illnesses cope with their conditions. The worrying global trend of increasing rates of chronic diseases (e.g. kidney failure and obesity) clearly warrants a need for scientific inquiry into effective interventions so as to improve these patients' conditions and better inform health policies.



Khoo Jonathan
Email: e0001411@u.nus.edu
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As a military psychologist, I developed a keen interest in the stress-resilience paradigm. I graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) where I conducted my dissertation research based on the Transactional Model of Stress by Lazarus and Folkman (1984). I am now extending my research towards understanding factors that influence resilience in individuals by reviewing a curriculum that has been based on Martin Seligman's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program. I hope to conduct a prospective study with participants who have gone through the curriculum to examine its efficacy in enhancing resilience towards occupational stress.



Koh Hui Qin Alethea
Email: aletheakhq@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in social relationships and the effect of positive emotions (etc., humility, modesty, awe) on motivation, with a focus on helping people strengthen their character and moral values.



Kurnianingsih Yoanna Arlina
Email: yoanna.ak@gmail.com
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My research lies in the area of cognitive neuroscience and neuroeconomics. I am interested in decision-making and the neural mechanism underlying its process.



Lau Bao Xia Mabel
Email: mabel.lau@u.nus.edu
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My current research interests lie in the area of human memory, with a focus on how semantics exert an influence on one's recall. On a related note, I am also interested in looking at the interaction between long-term memory and short-term memory.



Lau Wen Li Sofia
Email: sofialau@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in bilingualism, particularly in the acquisition of a second language (in this case, the English Language). I hope to investigate the cognitive processes that underlie one’s mastery of a new language.



Lee Lay Choo Mary
Email: a0068315@nus.edu.sg
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I am interested in language processing of bilingual children and development of assessment tools for early identification of learning/language difficulties in local context.



Lee Li Neng
Email: psylln@nus.edu.sg
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I am currently interested in several aspects. In the domain of moral psychology, I am interested in how moral intuitions and moral emotions affect moral judgment and moral behavior. Also, I am also interested in looking into how fear of failure acts as a form of motivation that affects learning, risk taking and other behavior. Other areas that I have a interest in are in the domains of cultural psychology and also attachment theory, specifically attachment to God.



Lee Pei Wei
Email: a0099596@u.nus.edu
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I’m currently a Concurrent Degree Program student, pursuing both my bachelors and masters degree. My research topic, supervised by Dr Jia Lile, focuses on locals' attitude towards immigrants in Singapore. Through my internship, I’ve also developed an interest in forensics psychology, especially in the area of detection of deception, and understanding how psychology can be used to enhance national security.



Leong Ruth
Email: e0001085@u.nus.edu
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My research interests are in the field of child psychopathology, specifically autism and anxiety in children. Other academic interests include cognitive processes involved in healthy aging. In my free time, I enjoy going for walks with my dog, painting, and sketching.



Leung Chi Ching
Email: chiching@nus.edu.sg
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Hello! My name is Chi Ching and I am interested in emotions, decision making and also positive psychology, especially in applied settings. Various aspects of behavioural economics also excites me and I hope to be able to conduct studies where I can combine interest areas together. My current research looks into understanding the impact of emotions on cognitive change and also on the motivation to change. I also hope to enjoy school! =)



Lin Ko Feng Patrick
Email: patrick.lin@nus.edu.sg
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Patrick's research interests are pertinent to interpersonal attraction, priming, gender differences, and automatic versus control process. His current focus are in the areas of mediator(s) in the information-attraction link and the impacts of religion/god priming.



Lin Wenzheng
Email: wenzheng.lin@u.nus.edu
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My previous research concerns about the bidirectional relationship between power and psychological distance. I am now working on topics broadly related to social power.



Lu Xinyi
Email: e0011507@u.nus.edu
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I graduated from NUS in 2015 with an honours degree in Psychology. I am now interested in the conditioning processes involved in attitude formation and change.



Ng Mai Rong Melvin
Email: a0052092@u.nus.edu
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I have broad interests in the field of psycholinguistics and gesture studies. My current focus comprises 1) embodied effects on the processing of time-related auditory words, 2) developmental perspectives on the role of gesture in referential communication, 3) the possible role that representational gestures play in the resolution of dysfluent speech and 4) the effects of morphology on both auditory and visual word recognition.



Obana Takashi
Email: a0068245@nus.edu.sg
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I am doing research on individual differences in the bottom-up processing of auditory and visual attention. Since I myself am also a musician and a psychotherapist, this topic is particularly meaningful for me because it blends well with my interest in music cognition and attentional problems (e.g. ADHD).



Sasaki Eri
Email: eri.sasaki@u.nus.edu
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My primary research interests lie in the area of close relationships, positive emotions and the intersection of the two. My current research looks into gratitude experiences and its positive benefits within romantic relationships. Additionally, I am also investigating the effects of implicit theories of relationships in positive and negative relationship conditions.



Sun Yating
Email: a0123551@u.nus.edu
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My research interest is in the social neurosciences domain. More specifically, I am focusing on the mechanism of interpersonal touch.



Tan Elvis
Email: a0094772@u.nus.edu
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I am deeply privileged to be collaborating with Dr. Stephen Lim on areas of evolution and education. We boldly endeavour to explore how we could, perhaps, apply certain evolutionary principles into the educational context to facilitate students' learning. Ideas are still preliminary, and we welcome any suggestions:P Besides these, I have a particular interest in the blooming field of Mindfulness!



Tan Hui Min Jasmine
Email: jasmine.tan@u.nus.edu
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I have a broad interest in group dynamics research, especially intergroup and intragroup relations/attitudes, as well as the interindividual-intergroup discontinuity effect. Currently, I am exploring the effects of value activation/arousal on processing of and reactions to ingroup criticism.



Tan Luuan Chin
Email: tan.luuan.chin@u.nus.edu
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I am primarily interested in inter-individual differences in word recognition, as well as the interaction between social differences and cognitive performance.



Teh Ning Yen Elizabeth
Email: elizabeth.teh.ny@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in neurodevelopmental disorders and how they manifest in affected individuals across the lifespan. In particular, my research focus is on specific challenges and interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders. As a practising Speech & Language Therapist, I am constantly striving to improve treatments for communication deficits, social skills challenges and atypical emotional understanding in autism.



Thilanga Dilum Wewalaarachchi
Email: thilanga.d.w@u.nus.edu
Personal Web Page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thilanga_Wewalaarachchi
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I am interested in investigating the differences in linguistic abilities of simultaneous and sequential bilingual preschoolers, crucially whether there is a ‘learning cost’ associated with asynchronous language learning in early childhood.



Vijaykumar Ranjith
Email: r.v@u.nus.edu
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I am doing my PhD with Prof. Mike Cheung in the broad field of quantitative psychology. My interests lie in the analysis of clustered data, SEM and methods of summarizing effects via techniques of meta-analysis. Whenever i put my wannabe-intellectual hat on (which is almost all the time), I like to blabber on vague stuff --mainly politics and history (or my version of it anyhow). I also like to read up on evolutionary paradigms in animal (and human?) behavior, and on processes of discovery and justification in science and other human endeavors. I am also intrigued to no end by human claims about how they behave in groups (these claims go by the name "culture" in some quarters, I hear). To round off, my staple "food for the soul" consists of of j-dramas, k-movies, all of Lu Xun, Western classic stories/fiction, and well...anything American. Safe winds, Traveller.



Wu Xiu Wen Esther
Email: a0082710@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in the guidance of visual attention by top-down and bottom-up influences, and how attention can be captured. My research will use eyetracking to investigate how manipulating visual displays would influence where and when attention is directed.



Yeo Pei Shi
Email: a0102790@u.nus.edu
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My interest in understanding human behaviour started in my late primary school days. After a few futile years of trying to find answers in astrology, I realised these questions are better served by psychology. As such, this brought me to the Department of Psychology as an undergraduate student and later as a student enrolled in the Concurrent Degree Programme. I am broadly interested in social cognition and am currently working on the domain of ego depletion with Dr Jia Lile. Self-control is an important resource that guides our behaviour (e.g. goal pursuit) and having a better understanding of how to counteract its depletion is something I find intriguing and relevant to our daily lives. In between my duties as a student, I enjoy discovering new places in Singapore, feasting on good food, and catching a few episodes of dramas.



Yip Ting Vania
Email: vania.yip@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in the relationship between emotion and cognition, and how it informs automatic emotion regulation, specifically in the context of psychopathology. I have also developed a keen interest in child psychopathology, specifically, how deficits in emotion regulation influence maladaptive outcomes such as risk taking.



Yuen Yew Lum Alexander
Email: alexander_yuen@u.nus.edu
Personal Web Page: http://www.metaillusions.com/blog/
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Hi! I am interested in emotions research specifically, in the effects of amazement and the experience of watching a magic performance. My research deals with trying to understand the cognitive effects of being in an amazed state and factors that would contribute to amazement. I draw my research ideas from my groundwork as a magic performer in which I test my anecdotal data in a lab setting.