Graduate Students


Au Zher Wen

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I am interested in the effects of emotion on attentional functions.


Bi Yue

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I'm interested in exploring social-cognitive development processes in children, especially the interplay between theory of mind abilities and deceptive behaviours in children.


Chai Jing Wen

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I am broadly interested in the domain of social and cognitive neuroscience. My current research focuses on the impact of reward on cognitive mechanisms such as attention and decision-making.


Chan Ming Yue (Kelly)

Email chan.my@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in studying parenting and attachment in cross-cultural samples, and its effects on socio-emotional development and psychopathology.


Chee Qian Wen

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I am curious about many areas of cognition, and am currently working on projects related to auditory and visual word recognition, as well as short-term and long-term memory. I also have passing interests in music cognition, in particular the mental processes underlying note recognition and memory for music.


Choo Magdalene

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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.


Chowdhury Avijit

Email e0046902@u.nus.edu
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Research interests include Moral reasoning and the interaction of emotion and reason in human morality, Teleological Reasoning and Religious belief from a psychological perspective.


Sarah Elizabeth Chua Shuyi

Email e0222954@u.nus.edu
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My areas of interest lie in clinical and health psychology. My research looks at addictive behaviours, specifically at gadget related usage (e.g. problematic internet usage/ internet addiction). I am keen to find out how the home environment (e.g. parenting styles, structure) contributes to such behaviour.


Drabu Sukriti

Email sukriti.drabu@u.nus.edu
Personal Webpage https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukriti-drabu-2421948
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Sukriti Drabu is a first year PhD student concentrating in Clinical Psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Shian-Ling Keng. She has completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University. Prior to starting her PhD at NUS, she has worked as a Research Project Coordinator at the Hooley Lab in Harvard University, where she worked on a project investigating trust processing in individuals with BPD traits. Her research interests focus on understanding cultural risk factors and psychophysiological markers that play a role in the development of psychopathologies, in particular self-injurious thoughts and behaviors. She is particularly interested in examining the inter-play between culture and cognition in emotion dysregulation and self-injury. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, binge watching tv shows, arguing with friends and dancing.


Fu Siling Charlene

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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.


Goh Shu Juan

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My research interests lie in moral development as well as cognitive and social-emotional development in exceptional children. I am currently enrolled in the Concurrent Degree Programme and I am working with Dr. Ding to explore children’s developing sense of right vs. wrong and moral reasoning in bilingual children.


Hou Minzheng

Email e0363320@u.nus.edu
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Mike is interested in social and political psychology, specifically in the domains of intergroup relations, immigration, and national identity.

Before pursuing his PhD, Mike was a Naval Combat Officer in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), and a research analyst at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS).

In his free time, Mike enjoys judo practice and also teaches Japanese to anyone who is interested. His favorite pastime is to hang out at izakayas.


Ismaharif Bin Ismail

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My research interests lies in intergroup relations. Presently, I study why conflicts escalate and are difficult to resolve. Under the supervision of Dr. Jia Lile, my current research examines the multiple goals and motivations underlying why third-parties readily participate in intergroup conflicts. With the Department of Communications and New Media, I also conduct research that explores political participation on social media and investigate how individuals take political strife to social media. As a psychologist-in-training, when friends and relatives ask if I'm learning how to read minds, I tell them I don't – “All I do here is watch people fight”.


Kho Jie Min

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I am interested in the areas of clinical and developmental psychology.


Raymeo Kuah

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My broad research interests lie in positive psychology, psychology of religion, and Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Currently, I am exploring possible relationships between trait and state gratitude and learning under Dr Lee Li Neng in the Concurrent Degree Program. I enjoy telling and sharing stories through the photos and videos that I take, somewhat like a visual storyteller. I believe that everyone has a valuable story to tell about their experiences, and I enjoy listening to stories that people have to share about their life.


Lee Si Min Stephanie

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Stephanie is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Keng Shian Ling. She has completed her Masters of Psychology (Clinical) degree. Prior to commencing her doctoral studies, Stephanie served as a Clinical Psychologist at a local mental health hospital, where she worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family members. Her research interests include a) understanding the processes between parent and child interaction that contributes to the development of psychopathologies, b) and cognitive processes underlying clinical disorders.


Lee Sze Chi

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I am currently pursuing my master's degree in psychology, under the supervision of Dr Helen Zhou and Dr O'Dhaniel Mullette-Gillman, exploring the structural differences of ADHD children using neuroimaging techniques. I am broadly interested in clinical populations and my prior experience include exploring spontaneous thoughts under the context of personality and psychopathology (with Dr Ryan Hong). Outside of research, I enjoy rock climbing and engaging in spontaneous thoughts, aka daydreaming...


Leong Ruth

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My research focuses on age-related changes in brain and cognitive function. In particular, I am interested in the role of sleep in memory consolidation, and how this process may be altered in older adults. In my free time, I enjoy the company of my two frisky dogs and one very cheeky parrot.


Benjamin Leow Wei Onn (Jake)

Email e0003472@u.nus.edu
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The word "nation" comprises of two words in the mandarin translation: 国(country) and 家(family). Indeed, the family is the basic unit of every country, and the health of a nation depends on the health of families. My research interests lie in parent-child relationships, covering themes such as parenting practices, unconditional parental regard, parental self-efficacy, and child outcomes. I am also interested to investigate the differential role that fathers play compared to mothers, and whether these effects are moderated by family structure, developmental period, and gender of the child.

When I am not burying my face in journal articles, I enjoy expressing myself through street-style fashion, bouncing to my favourite mandopop hits, playing with kids, cafe-hopping, and dreaming of staying together with my future Pomeranian/Japanese Spitz.


Rachael Lew

Email rachael.lew@u.nus.edu
Personal Webpage https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachael-lew-44b857139/
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My research interest lies in exploring cognitive principles that can be applied to educational processes. Through my work, I hope to be able to promote the adoption of more positive mindsets in students towards education. Currently, I am working with Dr. Stephen Lim to examine and develop strategies to foster hope in students for better educational outcomes.


Lim Chun Hui

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Much like how a tapeworm finds it way through your intestines all the way up to your brain, I too, am wiggling my way through academic life – without the whole death by starvation and severe brain seizures of course. In search of that one true topic I'll be willing to spend the rest of my life researching on, I have dabbled in the fine constructs of social identity, intergroup conflict, and goal pursuit. More recently, I have begun studying (1) how environmental cues can cause chronic changes in our implicit theories of intelligence, (2) how nationalists and patriots react to government criticism and (3) broad topics pertaining to religion, emotion, and social identity. My hobbies include cropping out my friends for my profile picture. Also statistics. Since I'm already writing this, can I also take this opportunity to request for a module on Bayesian? :)


Aaron Lim Jin Ming

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I am enrolled in the Concurrent Degree Program under the supervision of Prof. Mike Cheung, investigating the methods to analyse missing data in Structural Equation Modeling. My research interest lies in Quantitative Psychology - in particular, learning about new statistical techniques to improve the quality of research in Psychology. Decision Neuroscience is another area that fascinates me. When I am not spending my time being confused about statistical concepts and Greek letters, I like to ponder about how our brains allow us to make decisions amidst countless choices available in our lives.


Lydia Lim

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Lydia is pursuing her Master degree under the supervision of Dr. Jia Lile. She is interested in the effects of personal values on work performance and prosocial behaviour.


Vera Lim

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I am interested in applying psychological theories and principles to enhance individual and organisational performance. I am working with Dr. Maria Kozhevnikov to explore individual differences in cognition and in enhancing cognitive states to boost performance.


Lin Wenzheng

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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.


Liu Cui Zhen

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I use behavioural, EEG, and FMRI methods to study economic decision making and emotion. I'm particularly interested in how emotional and salient information influence our economic decision making and memory. I also explore nocebo and placebo effects for pain perception.


Beatrice Loo

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My research interests lie in the domain of clinical psychology. I am interested in the assessment, phenomenology, mechanisms and treatment of anxiety in adults on the autism spectrum.


Jolene Low

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I am interested in the effects of positive emotions on various outcomes.


Nawal Binti Mohamed Hashim

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I am broadly interested in the development of socio-emotional skills and social cognition, particularly looking at intergroup processes underlying prejudice and prosocial behaviour.


Jessica Ng

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Together with her advisor, Dr Patricia Chen, Jessica studies motivational and strategic factors which help people learn and perform better in school and at work. Some questions that their research seek to answer include: How can we empower individuals such as students and working adults to use resources available to them strategically to aid them in achieving their goals? What does passion mean and how can we help people achieve it?

Her research endeavours to advance social psychological theories about motivation, passion and persuasion. Her research also involves developing precise psychological interventions to help people think strategically about the way they approach and achieve their goals in school, and at work.


Ng Phui Yeng Tabitha

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My research interest is in the field of comparative cognitive neuroscience. Specifically, I’m interested in the neurobiological bases of cognition in non-human primates and how they inform our understanding of evolutionary continuity across species. I’m privileged to work under the supervision of Dr. Camilo Libedinsky and Dr. Cullen Owens to investigate the neural mechanisms of spatial navigation in macaques. My research is centered on the representation of three-dimensional space in the macaque brain, and how this navigational system supports re-routing in the presence of roadblocks.


Ng Stevia

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I have a keen interest in the cognitive neuroscience of memory. I am looking to explore the mechanisms that lead to forgetting. With a background in medical imaging, I hope to use imaging tools to aid me in this endeavour.


Noorfaadhilah Abdul Halil Khan

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My research interests lie in the domain of attitudes, specifically the antecedents and consequences of meta-cognitive appraisals regarding the basis and function of one's attitudes. I am also interested in exploring the features of attitudes based on one's moral values (i.e., moral convictions). I enjoy journaling my thoughts, finding pockets of nature, and meeting new cats. :)


Oh Yong Sheng Vincent

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I'm working with Dr. Eddie Tong on the area of emotions, which I believe to be inextricable from human experience. I'm interested in emotions as applied to a wide range of topics, including social, behavioural, and cognitive antecedents or outcomes, as well as subjective and psychological well-being. In whatever free time that I have, I find great enjoyment in the exquisite emotional quality and imaginativeness that very often characterise the infinite possible worlds of fiction.


Ong Xiang Ling

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I am interested in the effects of parenting on children's motivation and personality development. I am also interested in finding out how social stratification shapes children's beliefs about themselves.


Ruth Poh Yi Ning

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My research interests lie in the areas of psychopathology and clinical psychology. I am interested in the etiology and development of psychopathology and their applications in treating psychological disorders. Currently, I am enrolled in the Concurrent Degree Programme and working with Dr. Ryan Hong to explore the cognitive vulnerabilities of depression and anxiety in adolescents.


Sheng Dan

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I am doing my master degree under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Hong. I am interested in personality and its relationship with psychopathology. I also would like to know more about other relevant areas of psychology to enrich myself.


Shruthilaya Ramachandran

Email e0267401@u.nus.edu
Personal Webpage https://www.linkedin.com/in/shruthilaya-ramachandran/
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My research interests span the domains of Developmental and Cognitive psychology extending to the applied domains of learning sciences in language and education. Explicitly, surrounding Early Language acquisition and development, bi/multilingualism and its multitude of effects and benefits, methods to improve bilingual proficiency in children and their learning needs in their formative years.

I am working my PhD programme with Prof. Leher Singh.

My passionate indulgences in performing arts surround Carnatic-Hindustani classical vocal recitals and Bharatanatyam dance. I enjoy teaching Indian classical dance to children of ages 4-13 years. Relaxation is taking long walks and settling down with an exciting book.


Tan Jethro

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Besides pursuing my post graduate degree in NUS, I work as a researcher with the Home Team Behavioral Sciences Centre, where I look into matters pertaining to national security and national resilience. Particularly, I try to understand how nations respond and cope with crises (terror attack, health pandemic etc). I will be working with Dr Jia Lile for my thesis. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the implications of technology within society. I am constantly fascinated by how technology can improve lives and how it helps communities cope with crises. I love gadgets.


Tan Yia Chin

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Yia Chin's general research interest lies in the area of goal pursuit. Particularly, she is interested in investigating the underlying processes and factors that help or hinder people in pursuing their long-term goals. Long-term goals are fraught with obstacles and setbacks, and at best, lose their novelty after some time. How can we help people to maintain a sustained dedication towards their goals, navigate around obstacles and bounce back from failures? She hopes to contribute to a better understanding in this area, so that psychology as a field is better equipped to come up with more effective advice or interventions to facilitate people in achieving their desired goals in life. When taking breaks, Yia Chin enjoys decorating the whiteboard (in the graduate students' room) with character drawings from the PhDcomic and taking comfort that graduate students across the world are all in this "together".


Tao Weicheng

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My current research focuses on using EEG to study how people perceive and avoid loss. I am also interested in developing algorisms to detect and remove EEG artifacts. Besides research, I am good at playing badminton and making dumplings.


Cleo Tay

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Cleo is a full-time Research Coordinator at the Child Development Lab and is concurrently pursuing her Masters with Dr. Ding Xiaopan. Her research interests lie in the development of Theory of Mind. She hopes to explore neural networks underlying different components of ToM, its relationship with executive function, and how cultural factors affect its development. When not in the lab, Cleo enjoys reading, watching the world go by, and catering to her two cats’ many needs.


Teo Tzee Siong Elijah

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Hi everyone! My research interest lies primarily in the area of correctional rehabilitation. Specifically I am keen to know how treatment programmes can be enhanced via implementation science. My current research looks at adverse childhood experiences and delinquency.


Teo Wen Hao Dennis

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My research interest lies in cognitive psychology and education. I hope to understand more about how people acquire useful cognitive skills/processes which they can apply in everyday life.


Thilanga Dilum Wewalaarachchi

Email thilanga.d.w@u.nus.edu
Personal Webpage 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.


Brenda Toh Qian Lin

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My research interest lies in social psychology and social influences. As a student enrolled in the Concurrent Degree Programme, I am currently researching on the effects of positive emotions (e.g. gratitude) on social influences such as conformity and obedience under the guidance of Dr. Eddie Tong.


Vijaykumar Ranjith

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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.


Wang Yushi

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I am in the Concurrent Degree Program, pursuing both my Bachelor and Master in Psychology, under the supervision of Dr Ryan Hong. I am researching on emotion regulation, and seek to contextualise this process, by examining its interactions with the environment and the person regulating the emotions. I grew interested in this topic, as I came to appreciate the centrality of emotions in many of our experiences, and yet also observing the gap where many of us grew up not having learnt how to relate well to our emotions. It is therefore my aim to understand what relating well to our emotions mean, in a contextualised manner.

As a person, I enjoy listening to people’s narratives, and being there together with them through their emotions, whether positive or difficult. Hobbies that I engage in include taking pictures of beautiful skies, reading books, and hunting for delicious food .


Wong Chin Yi

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I am keen on studying the differences between visual and auditory language processing as well as the moderating effects of proficiency. I believe these would yield interesting insights into the nature of language. In this area, I am currently working with Dr Winston Goh and Dr Melvin Yap.

My research interests also extend to comparative stigma and differential contributing factors, particularly in relation to mental health and correctional domains.

In my free time, I indulge in a lifelong love affair with the beautiful game of basketball.


Wong Kai Yun Caroline

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I am interested in cognitive neuroscience, especially in the neural differences between clinical and healthy populations.


Wong Shi Hui Sarah

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My current research interests lie in the areas of educational and music psychology. In particular, I am interested in investigating cognitive techniques that foster higher-order learning outcomes such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. As a musician, I also have an enduring fascination with exploring how psychological principles can be applied to shed light on music perception and enhance musical learning. More broadly, I seek to understand the optimal conditions that allow individuals to flourish and thrive in and beyond the classroom.


Yu Zhaoliang

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I am currently exploring how emotions (e.g. gratitude) affect behaviors under the supervision of Dr. Eddie Tong. I have a broad interest in emotions, morals and decision making. I graduated from Nankai University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology. Born and raised in northeast of China, I come to NUS without a sufficient preparation for the hot and wet weather of Singapore, and I still do not have a sunblock now.


Zhen Shanshan

Email shanshanzhen@u.nus.edu
Personal Webpage https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shanshan_Zhen2
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To understand and explain our ability to process multiple alternatives and choose an optimal course of action, I study both individual and interactive decision-making by combining the methods of behavioral experiments, functional neuroimaging, and formal economic models. I also focus on the development of decision-making in children, which may make real progress in gaining insight into the processes that underlie decisions and choices.


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