Welcome to Behavioural Sciences Institute

The Behavioural Sciences Institute (BSI) is a multi-disciplinary research institute for creating, disseminating and applying scientific knowledge about human behaviours in various social, organisational and cultural settings.

Our Area of Focus

Translational research for evidence-based solutions to practical problems

Our Key Activities

Bringing together academia, business and government to develop effective organisational practices and public policies


Why and how public trust matters

08 Aug 2019

In an invited essay, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan explains the…

Participatory democracy and the attitudes of the opposition

30 Jun 2019

In an invited commentary published in The Straits Times in 2014, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute…

Why smart leaders fail

27 Apr 2019

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan…