Deputy Director, Graduate Studies (Non-Clinical)
Ph.D. (Western Ontario), M.Soc.Sci. (NUS), B.Soc.Sci. (NUS)
My research interests lie predominantly in the areas of personality, psychopathology, assessment of individual differences, and in the interface among these areas. In the personality domain, I am broadly interested in the expressions and consequences of personality in people's lives (e.g., performance, subjective well-being, health outcomes).
My general interest in psychopathology entails elucidating etiologic processes implicated in the development of certain forms of psychopathology (e.g., depression, anxiety, substance abuse), especially from a personality perspective. My current research focus constitutes exploring relations between dispositional trait structure (e.g., the Big Five) and social-cognitive processes (e.g., depressogenic inferential style, ruminative style, anxiety sensitivity, poor self-control/regulation) and their combined effects on psychopathology.