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13 Jun 2017

Everyone needs to be alert for signs of radicalism and act accordingly

In response to the news (12 June 2017) on the detention of the radicalised person in Singapore and the issue of family not alerting the authorities,…

13 Jun 2017

Keeping quiet about radicalised family members can make things worse: Psychology don

In response to the breaking news (on 12 June 2017) on the Ministry of Home Affairs' detention of a Singaporean woman for radicalism and the…

11 Jun 2017

Best to 'run, hide, tell' during terror attack: Experts

Regarding Singapore security agencies' advice to the public to "run, hide, tell" when they encounter a terrorist incident, SMU…

10 Jun 2017

To tell or not to tell, that is the question

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan explained the psychology of ambivalence when we have mixed…

06 May 2017

Say you're sorry: How to suss out an insincere apology

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan explained the psychology of apologies. He discussed why a…

18 Apr 2017

Man arrested for causing alarm at MRT station

A 69-year-old man who used flour to mark a trail for a running route was arrested for causing public alarm yesterday, when the substance was found at…

10 Apr 2017

Victim of bomb attack at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok shared her experience

SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan was a panellist at the Singapore Police Force’s Workplan Seminar this year,…

06 Apr 2017

Neighbours, families are key agents in anti-terror gameplan

At the Police Workplan Seminar, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan highlighted the need for the public to be more…

18 Mar 2017

Challenge Tomorrow- Securing Our Virtual World

In the final episode of the five-part television documentary on Challenge Tomorrow which look into the future of the cyber world, SMU Behavioural…

14 Mar 2017

Putting The ‘Public’ In Public Policy

In a panel discussion at the Behavioural Sciences Institute (BSI) Conference 2017, SMU BSI Director Professor David Chan commented that policy-makers…

11 Mar 2017

What a cobra bounty says about unintended policy consequences

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan explained why public policies can end up with unintended…

08 Mar 2017

SG Secure Initiative

In a television programme examining the SG Secure initiative, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan explained that large-…

05 Mar 2017

Knowledge - Learning to ask questions

In a commentary, the writer quoted SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan, who said that the tendency for people not…

24 Feb 2017

Why Singapore needs more naysayers

In a panel discussion at the Behavioural Sciences Institute (BSI) Conference 2017, SMU BSI Director Professor David Chan commented that the tendency…

04 Feb 2017

The unbearable weight of power

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan discussed the scientific research on power and its…

22 Jan 2017

Age of Innovation (Episode 2)

In the second episode of the two-part television documentary on the age of innovation and Singapore, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director…

15 Jan 2017

Age of Innovation

In the first episode of a two-part television documentary on the age of innovation and Singapore, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director…

02 Jan 2017

Singapore Review 2016

SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan was a member on the panel for Singapore Review 2016, a televised discussion that…