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Volume 2, Issue 4 (December 2012)


The Behavioural Sciences Institute (BSI) will be holding the BSI Conference 2013 on 7 March 2013 (Thursday) at the Orchard Hotel, from 9am to 5.30pm. More details on the conference will be provided later.

Upcoming Seminars



22 January 2013
Workplace Emotional Labour: More Than Meets The Eye
Seminar by David Wagner
Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources, SMU

29 January 2013
Judgemental Anchor Influences on Allocation and Goal Decisions
Seminar by Verlin B. Hinsz
Professor of Psychology, North Dakota State University

5 February 2013
The Grand Duality: Who Sees Competition Within Friendship, And How Do They Perform At Work?
Seminar by Xi Zou
Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

26 February 2013
The Jury & Abjury of My Peers: The Self in Face & Dignity Cultures
Seminar by Kim Young-Hoon
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yonsei University

5 March 2013
Selecting Better Employees in the 21st Century: Broadening the Range of Potential Predictors
Seminar by Christopher Nye
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University

26 March 2013
Positive Affect As a Source of Cognitive Flexibility
Seminar by Yang Hwajin
Assistant Professor of Psychology, SMU

Highlights of Recent Seminars

25 September 2012
Paul Chang, Assistant Professor of Research Methodology at Yonsei University, presented a seminar titled "The Structure of Protest Cycles: A Network Analysis of South Korea's Democracy Movement". Paul discussed how social network methods may be used to identify the characteristics of protest events that contribute to the development of protest cycles. 

2 October 2012
Louis Tay, Research Fellow at BSI, presented a seminar titled “The Psychometric Principles of Affect: Are They Ideal?”. Louis discussed various measurement and data analysis issues for responses to self-report items on happiness and sadness including the implications for the construct validity of these responses.

Insights from Behavioural Sciences

In this regular section on Insights from Behavioural Sciences, we feature issues of work motivation as discussed in a recent workshop for Singapore public officers conducted by Professor Gilad Chen from University of Maryland. Click [here] to read more.

Applications from Behavioural Sciences

In this regular section on Applications from Behavioural Sciences, we feature a Straits Times article contributed by Director BSI, Professor David Chan, in which he discussed Singaporeans’ well-being and related it to issues of emotions and economic growth (Singaporeans' well-being: It's not just about emotions)


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