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30 Nov 2019

Why people self-sabotage, and how to stop it

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan explains how the science of self-sabotage can help us…

08 Aug 2019

Why and how public trust matters

In an invited essay, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan explains the psychology of public trust. He noted that to build…

30 Jun 2019

Participatory democracy and the attitudes of the opposition

In an invited commentary published in The Straits Times in 2014, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan discussed why and…

27 Apr 2019

Why smart leaders fail

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan discussed leadership issues in the Singapore context. He…

20 Apr 2019

Don lauded for using research to help public

In a Science Feature interview on receiving the inaugural Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Recognition award, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute…

28 Mar 2019

Future public sector leaders will need more than just policy-making skills: Chan Chun Sing

Minister-in-charge of the Public Service Mr Chan Chun Sing said in Parliament on Thursday (Feb 28) that the Singapore Public Service will need…

16 Mar 2019

The 'Seven S' approach to subject-based banding in schools

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan discussed the issues surrounding the replacement of…

12 Mar 2019

SMU Professor David Chan receives inaugural prestigious award of Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Recognition from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

SMU Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavioural Science Institute David Chan, has been conferred the inaugural prestigious award of…

09 Mar 2019

The Big Read: Streaming – the good, the bad and the ugly side of an outdated policy

Commenting on the recent announcement that streaming will be replaced by subject-based banding, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor…

23 Feb 2019

Straight-A scholars for public service? Time to ‘catch up’ on how to pick talent, forum says

At the SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Conference 2019 discussing the issues of going beyond academic abilities, BSI Director Professor David Chan…

22 Feb 2019

Choices after A-level Examination results

At a live studio interview, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan discussed the multiple educational and career pathways…

15 Feb 2019

How to take feedback seriously

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan discussed how public reactions to adverse incidents are…

28 Nov 2018

Book details integrated approach to help poor families in rental flats

In the launch of the book titled How Working Together Matters: Adversity, Aspiration, Action, edited by SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director…

27 Nov 2018

A healthy workplace requires employers' cooperation to fight diabetes

At a panel discussion at the Ministerial Conference on Diabetes, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan urged health…

18 Nov 2018

A different perspective

SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan was featured in an invited 10-Questions Interview by the Singapore International…

02 Nov 2018

Too much of a good thing - when virtue becomes vice

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan explained how virtue can become vice when we are…

22 Sep 2018

Helping women save more for retirement

SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan and SMU Professor of Finance and Associate Dean (PG Programmes) Benedict Koh…

14 Sep 2018

What does a highly liveable Singapore mean?

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan discussed issues of liveability in Singapore. He explained…