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Volume 2, Issue 1 (March 2012)

BSI in the News

SMU Press Releases

Media Highlights


Events in 2012

Past Events:

BSI Forum

New Ways of Assessing Interpersonal Skills: Examples and Evidence  

BSI Workshop for Public Service Officers 

Subjective Well-Being and Public Policy

BSI Seminars

Intertemporal Choice and Delay Discounting: A Signaling Approach to Body-Mind Interactions

What we choose to compromise when choosing among jobs? 

Identity Integration: Determinants, Processes and Effects

Applying Business Strategy in Innovative Research: Linking Culture, Brain and Social Harmony


About BSI

Our Vision, Mission & Values

The BSI Logo

Our Key Activities

BSI Website


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The BSI Conference 2012, to be held on 2 April, will bring together an excellent group of overseas and local speakers to examine issues of individual adaptability and their implications for education, work, policy making and public engagement. Speakers include SMU President Arnoud De Meyer, Emeritus Professor Neal Schmitt, Professor David Chan, Professor Paul Tesluk, Professor Kwok Leung, Mr Laurence Lien, Dr Jeremy Lim, Ms Debra Soon and Mr Lionel Yeo. Registration closes on 26th March or when seats are filled. Click on the link below to find out more.


BSI Forum

At the BSI Forum held on 31 January 2012, Professor Filip Lievens from Ghent University discussed his research on the assessment of interpersonal skills. He examined innovative methods for measuring interpersonal skills and provided validity evidence of these methods in empirical studies conducted in educational and employee selection settings.


Highlights of Recent Seminars

At the BSI seminar held on 7 February 2012, Professor Xiao-Tian Wang from University of South Dakota discussed his research examining the effects of blood sugar on individuals' involving both present and future rewards. He provided evidence that increased blood sugar could lead to an increased preference for larger but later rewards over smaller but sooner rewards.


At the BSI seminar held on 13 March 2012, Professor Ying-yi Hong from the Nanyang Technological University discussed her research linking social psychology and neuropsychological findings to understand culture and social phenomena. Using examples from her academic career experiences, she shared how the direction, innovativeness and impact of one's research could be significantly affected by the strategic decisions made over one's career.