PEOPLE

Our scholarly work has been made possible through invaluable mentorship and collaborative efforts among a diverse group of scholars and students at various institutions across the globe. Here, we acknowledge some of their profiles, with the hope of facilitating more active networking and intellectual collaboration onward.

Mentors & Research Collaborators
David S. Yeager, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin
Adolescent Development Research Group
Student Experience Research Network

Gregory M. Walton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Stanford University
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The College Transition Collaborative
Student Experience Research Network

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology
Stanford University
Student Experience Research Network

Eddie Brummelman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Amsterdam
Research Institute of Child Development and Education
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Jeremy P. Jamieson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Rochester
Social Stress Lab

Robert A. Josephs, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin
Clinical Neuroendocrinology Lab

Graduate Students
Teo Qiao Kang

(National University of Singapore, Department of Psychology, Ph.D. candidate)

Qiao Kang is a third-year doctoral student at NUS Department of Psychology. His research interests lie in mindsets, self-regulation, and well-being. Qiao Kang hopes to make an impact in people’s lives by advancing knowledge on adaptive mindsets and self-regulation, and by refining and scaling up psychological interventions to promote achievement and well-being. In his free time, Qiao Kang enjoys cooking and architectural photography. 

Undergraduate Research Assistants
Yu Chi Ying Meryl
(Yale-NUS Psychology, Class of 2022)

Meryl is a Psychology senior at Yale-NUS College. Meryl hopes to translate what she has learnt at college into meaningful action and aspires to pursue higher studies in Educational Psychology, with a specific interest in developmental learning challenges and its intersections with mental health. Her honours thesis explores the effects of a values-alignment empathy training in adolescents. In her free time, Meryl enjoys exploring visual arts and taking her dog, Milo, for walks.

Siew Zhengshuen Ryan
(Yale-NUS Psychology, Class of 2023)

Ryan is a Psychology major at Yale-NUS College. His areas of interest are youth mental health, family dynamics, and behavioural economics. Outside of college, he volunteers as a tutor to youth at a halfway house, as well as a befriender on an online youth mental health server in Singapore. He hopes to improve youths’ and families’ access to positive psychological resources through his future work! When he has time to spare, he plays ultimate frisbee and video games, or practices jiu-jitsu.

Teoh Yi Jing
(Yale-NUS Psychology, Class of 2023)

Yi Jing is a third-year Psychology Major and Urban Studies Minor. She is interested in the field of Public Health and how social determinants of health interact with issues of systemic inequality to affect population-level health outcomes. She is also interested in the accessibility of mental health resources to children and adolescents and hopes to work in a clinical setting with this population in the future. In her free time, you can find her shooting on her little film camera, on long nature walks or in the ocean scuba diving!

Mak Ho Yu Jae
(Yale-NUS Psychology, Class of 2025)

Jae is a rising sophomore at Yale-NUS College intending to major in Psychology. Being fresh to this field, he is eager to explore the diverse branches that Psychology has to offer. In particular, Jae is interested to discover how parenting styles in Singapore (including his own) affects adolescents’ mindsets to adversity and life. In his free time, Jae likes to draw and sleep.

Soh Lin Min
(Yale-NUS Psychology, Class of 2023)

Lin Min is a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Life Sciences. She hopes to be a clinical child psychologist one day and increase the accessibility of mental health resources to youths. She is particularly interested in the use of early interventions to equip children and adolescents with emotion regulation techniques, allowing them to foster increased resilience amidst constant environmental changes. In her free time, Lin Min enjoys playing badminton and volleyball, and writing calligraphy!

Heli Sanghvi
(Yale-NUS Psychology, Class of 2024)

Heli is a sophomore at Yale-NUS College majoring in Psychology and intending to minor in Life Sciences. Heli is interested in cognitive neuroscience, development and educational psychology and hopes to pursue higher studies in these fields to develop better interventions and strategies for learning. She is specifically interested in how both biological and psychological processes can influence child and adolescent behavior and cognitive states. In her free time, Heli enjoys going for hikes and watching Netflix.

Justin Leow Kang Yu
(NUS Psychology, Class of 2023)

Justin is a 4th-year student at NUS pursuing a major in Psychology and minoring in Gender Studies. His research interests include studying the effects of parental control on adolescent mental health and life outcomes, as well as gender sensitization and digital mental health interventions. Justin’s work experiences as a relief teacher in a special education school, and a programme coordinator at a student care centre inspired him to further his studies in adolescent psychology. Outside the lab, he is often spotted finding something to eat, playing with his dog, or hibernating.

Tan Misaki
(Yale-NUS Psychology, Class of 2023)

Misaki is a fourth-year Psychology student at Yale-NUS College. She hopes to further her studies in Forensic Psychology and is particularly interested in false confessions and interrogation tactics. She hopes to eventually contribute to research and application of how processes in the criminal justice system can be improved to reduce the probability of wrongful convictions. In her free time, she loves watching true crime, learning different jump rope tricks, and thinking about traveling.

Ho Li Ting
(NUS Psychology, Class of 2023)

Li Ting is a Year 4 Psychology major and English Language and Linguistics minor at NUS. She is interested in how children and adolescents develop their socio-emotional regulation capabilities and how they cope with the everyday stressors of their lives. She is also interested in finding interventions to enhance children’s developmental and mental health outcomes. In her free time, Li Ting enjoys planning for her next overseas trip or catching up on the latest Korean or Chinese dramas!

Neo Minqi Rachel
(NUS Psychology, Class of 2023)

Rachel is a 4th-year Psychology major and Health & Social Science minor student at NUS. Her research interests are in the areas of developmental and educational psychology, specifically on adolescents’ self-regulation abilities, resilience and mental well-being. She is also interested in understanding the role of optimal experiences in adolescents’ development, in helping them thrive and achieve optimal growth. In her free time, Rachel enjoys going for walks while listening to some good music, as well as spending time with friends.

Lab Alumni

Yu Chi Ying Meryl (Yale-NUS College Class of 2022, B. A. in Psychology with Honours) Capstone honors thesis titled “A Values-Alignment Empathy Training Intervention to Reduce Relational Aggression Among Singaporean Adolescents.”, Meryl is currently working in the SLDL as a research coordinator.
Stefan Liew Jing Rui (Yale-NUS College Class of 2022, B. A. in Psychology with Honours) Capstone honors thesis titled “The Influence of Emotion on Empathic Accuracy: A Preliminary Study of Social Work Students and Social Service Volunteers.”, Stefan is a current Masters student at the University of Chicago, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice.
Nicole Anoushka Nazareth (Yale-NUS College Class of 2022, B. A. in Psychology with Honours) Capstone honors thesis titled “Effects of Stress Mindset in Improving Students’ Resilience in Online Learning During the Global Pandemic.”, Nicole is a current research coordinator at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Centre for Sleep and Cognition.
Yashmit Lepcha (Yale-NUS College Class of 2021, B. A. in Psychology with Honours) Capstone honors thesis titled “Who Benefits From Online Social Feedback?: The Moderating Effects of Global Self-Esteem.”, Yashmit is a current research coordinator at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Centre for Sleep and Cognition.
Belinda Yan Shu Cheng (Yale-NUS College Class of 2021, B. A. in Psychology with Honours) Capstone honors thesis titled “Promoting Resilience During the First-Year College Transition at Yale-NUS College.”
Catherine Gonzalez (The University of Texas at Austin, 2019 Bridging discipline program mentee)
Saniya Hirani (The University of Texas at Austin, 2017 Honors thesis co-mentee)
Shelby Broaddus (The University of Texas at Austin, 2015 IE Pre-graduate school internship mentee) Independent research project titled “Bearing the Weight: Weight Concerns Hinder Cognitive Functioning Among Adolescents and College Students.”
Dominique Egger (The University of Texas at Austin, 2014 Honors thesis mentee) Honors thesis titled “Negative Interpretation Bias to Ambiguous Social Events in Adolescence.”
Cortney Simmons (The University of Texas at Austin, 2013 SURE Program
summer internship mentee)