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17 Dec 2016

2016: A year of looking to the future

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute director Professor David Chan reviewed Singapore's major happenings in 2016 and…

19 Nov 2016

In a funk over Trump

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute director Professor David Chan explained how cynicism works and suggested how harmful…

19 Nov 2016

Staying secure when terror looms

SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute director Professor David Chan was one of the three experts on a Straits Times roundtable discussing issues of…

24 Sep 2016

EP changes: It’s not just about the politics

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan discussed the proposed changes to the Elected Presidency.…

16 Aug 2016

Lessons for Singapore from Schooling’s win

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan reflects on the lessons that Singapore's first Olympic…

08 Aug 2016

National Day Awards: Helping society to tackle issues

SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) for his contributions to various…

02 Aug 2016

Embracing futuristic technology for Asia’s growth

SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan was one of the distinguished panellists in the inaugural Leaders in Science Forum…

27 Jul 2016

Social Cohesion and Mobility

SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan joined an invited panel in a television talk-show helmed by Speaker of Parliament…

16 Jul 2016

Changes to PSLE scoring make for a fairer system

In a forum article, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan explained why the changes in the PSLE system are scientifically…

12 Jul 2016

New Bands for PSLE

In a live television studio interview on the new changes to the PSLE system announced by the Ministry of Education, SMU Behavioural Sciences…

11 Jun 2016

Find your own meaning in life

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan discussed how the realisation that life is fragile makes…

16 Apr 2016

Learning to see things from another's perspective

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute director Professor David Chan discussed the importance of seeing things from others'…

25 Feb 2016

Singaporeans' over-reliance on Government debated at conference on country's future

At the SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute (BSI) Conference on social futures of Singapore, SMU President Professor Arnoud De Meyer and BSI Director…

06 Feb 2016

Why it’s not enough for leaders to just be clever

In an invited commentary, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan explained why adaptive leaders must not just be clever,…

30 Jan 2016

Increasing diversity in the House with more NCMPs

On the issue of whether increasing the number of Non-Constituency Member of Parliament seats will mean voters will feel a less need to vote for…

28 Jan 2016

Improving Our Political System

In a recent Parliamentary speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong proposed several changes to Singapore's political system including the institutions…

25 Jan 2016

SG 50 & Beyond

In a special TV programme reflecting on SG50, SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan shared his views on the passing of…

23 Jan 2016

Establishment of the Social Science Research Council

A new Social Science Research Council to chart strategies to develop social science and humanities research in Singapore has been established. SMU…