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Volume 11 Issue 2 (June 2021)



Dr Noah Toh Wei Xing (PhD in Psychology) has been appointed as a Research Fellow at BSI with effect from 2 July 2021. He will assist BSI Director Professor David Chan in the various BSI research-related activities.


Upcoming BSI Seminars

  • 31 August 2021
    The Persuasive Impact of Single versus Multiple Narrator Voices in Videos
    Seminar by Hannah Chang
    Associate Professor of Marketing, SMU
  • 7 September 2021
    Shaping Racial Harmony: Reducing Intergroup Bias in Early Childhood
    Seminar by Setoh Pei Pei
    Associate Professor of Psychology, NTU

  • 21 September 2021
    Harnessing Paradox Mindset To Promote Working Motherhood Through Career-Motherhood Enrichment
    Seminar by Huang Teng Jiao
    Psychology PhD Candidate, SMU
  • 28 September 2021
    Cross-Country Differences Between Americans and Singaporeans in Estimation (and Over-Estimation) of Social Mobility
    Seminar by Tang Bek Wuay
    Psychology PhD Candidate, SMU
  • 19 October 2021
    Have You Heard? Examining the Relationship Between Leader Positive Gossip and Prosocial Behaviour
    Seminar by Kenneth Tai
    Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, SMU
  • 2 November 2021
    Too Tired for Meaning: Not All Negative Emotions Interfere with Meaningful Experiences
    Seminar by Keh Jun Sheng
    Psychology PhD Candidate, SMU

Insights and Applications from Behavioural Sciences

In this section on Insights and Applications from Behavioural Sciences, we feature the following three separate sessions that took place in June 2021:

(1)  Keynote Address on “COVID-19 Lessons for Leadership and Resilience” delivered by BSI Director Professor David Chan to ambassadors and public service leaders from seven countries at the Temasek Foundation Crisis Governance Programme.

YouTube link: COVID-19 Lessons for Leadership and Resilience

Facebook post: COVID-19 Lessons for Leadership and Resilience

(2)  Invited talk on “Technology-Enabled Measurement in Singapore” at the international conference on Technology and Measurement Around the Globe.

YouTube link: Technology-Enabled Measurement in Singapore

Facebook post: Technology-Enabled Measurement in Singapore

(3)   Panel discussion on “Engaging Communities, Building Resilience” at the Opening Session of the World Cities Summit. (Note: panel starts from time 36:43 in the video below).

YouTube link: Engaging Communities and Building Resilience

Facebook post: Engaging Communities and Building Resilience


About BSI

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. For more information, please refer to our website.

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