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    Volume 9 Issue 2 (June 2019)
  • Professor David Chan has been reappointed as a member of the Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce for a two-year term from June 2019.
BSI Outreach
  • At the 6th ASEAN-Japan Workshop co-organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum, Professor David Chan delivered an invited address titled “ASEAN-Japan Collaboration Issues in Research, Practice and Policy Contexts” to 130 participants consisting of thought leaders in science, technology, and innovation (STI) from Singapore, Japan and the wider ASEAN region, representing both the public and private sectors.
  • At a conference organised by the Taiwan Association of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (TAIOP), Professor David Chan delivered a keynote address titled “Advancing Research in Industrial and Organizational Transformation: Applications from Methodological Contributions”.
Upcoming BSI Seminars
  • 10 September 2019
    Sharing like a Boss: How Consumers’ Position in the Hierarchy Influences Word-of-Mouth Valence
    Seminar by Christilene Du Plessis
    Assistant Professor of Marketing, SMU
  • 24 September 2019
    Does Health Insurance Make People Happier?
    Seminar by Kim Seonghoon
    Assistant Professor of Economics, SMU
  • 22 October 2019
    Cognitive, Social, Emotional, and Health Benefits of Computer Use in Older Adults: A 9-Year Longitudinal Study
    Seminar by Andree Hartanto
    Lecturer of Psychology, SMU
  • 29 October 2019
    It’s Not What You Get But How You’re Getting It: The Effect of Status and Perceived Inequality on Emotion and Risk-taking
    Seminar by Jacinth Tan
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, SMU
  • 5 November 2019
    When and Why do We have Difficulty in Considering Each Other's Perspective?
    Seminar by Tsai Ming-Hong
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, SMU
  • 12 November 2019
    Perceived Dissolution Consideration and the Role of Partner Commitment Regulation
    Seminar by Kenneth Tan
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, SMU
Highlights of Recent BSI Seminar
  • 2 April 2019
    Cheng Chi-Ying, Associate Professor of Psychology, SMU, presented a seminar titled “Me vs  We?: The Influence of Dual Self-Construal Integration on Singaporeans’ Personal Outcomes”. She discussed the differences of self-construal between Asians and Westerners and presented several studies concerning dual self-construals, construal integration and various associated outcomes of construals.
Insights from Behavioural Sciences
In this regular section on Insights from Behavioural Sciences, we feature an invited commentary where Professor David Chan discussed leadership issues in the Singapore context. He explained how the selection and development of leaders need to go beyond academic abilities to focus on non-academic attributes, especially the ability to make effective judgements in practical situations. The article was published in The Straits Times on 27 April 2019. [Link]
Applications from Behavioural Sciences

In this regular section on Applications from Behavioural Sciences, we share a Science Feature interview on Professor David Chan receiving the inaugural Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Recognition award, in which he shared his views on what it means to live the scientist-practitioner model, the need for university structures, management and policymakers to encourage professors to be more integrative, and how transparency in policymaking affects political leadership. The article was published in The Straits Times on 20 April 2019. [Link]

We also feature another invited feature interview by the community social media "We Are Majulah" where Professor Chan shared his experiences and views on perspective-taking and doing things that one finds meaningful. [Facebook Link] [YouTube Link]

About BSI

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