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
dyeager@utexas.edu
Adolescent Development Research Group
Student Experience Research Network

Gregory M. Walton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Stanford University
gwalton@stanford.edu
homepage
The College Transition Collaborative
Student Experience Research Network

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology
Stanford University
dweck@stanford.edu
Student Experience Research Network

Eddie Brummelman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Amsterdam
Research Institute of Child Development and Education
e.brummelman@uva.nl
homepage

Jeremy P. Jamieson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Rochester
jeremy.jamieson@rochester.edu
Social Stress Lab

Robert A. Josephs, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin
bob.josephs@utexas.edu
Clinical Neuroendocrinology Lab

Current Student Members
Yu Chi Ying Meryl
(Class of 2022, Psychology)

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
(Class of 2023, Psychology)

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
(Class of 2023, Psychology)

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
(Class of 2025, Psychology)

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
(Class of 2023, Psychology)

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
(Class of 2024, Psychology)

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.

Sheu Cheng-Kai
(Class of 2023, Psychology)

Kai is a Psychology junior at Yale-NUS College minoring in Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences from Taiwan. He is interested in human-centered design and the different ways in which technology interacts with its users. He likes to work with data and plans to further his studies in applied computational psychology. Outside of academics, Kai plays tchoukball and will spend an entire afternoon squatting in front of his oven watching his vanilla sponge cake slowly rise.

Lab Alumni
Stefan Liew Jing Rui

Yale-NUS College Class of 2022
B. A. in Psychology with Honours
Capstone Honours Thesis titled “The Influence of Emotion on Empathic Accuracy: A Preliminary Study of Social Work Students and Social Service Volunteers.”

Nicole Anoushka Nazareth

Yale-NUS College Class of 2022
B. A. in Psychology with Honours
Capstone Honours Thesis titled “Effects of Stress Mindset in Improving Students’ Resilience in Online Learning During the Global Pandemic.”

Belinda Yan Shu Cheng

Yale-NUS College Class of 2021
B. A. in Psychology with Honours
Capstone Honours Thesis titled “Promoting Resilience During the First-Year College Transition at Yale-NUS College”

Yashmit Lepcha

Yale-NUS College Class of 2021
B. A. in Psychology with Honours
Capstone Honours Thesis titled “Who Benefits From Online Social Feedback?: The Moderating Effects of Global Self-Esteem.”

Catherine Gonzalez | 2019 Bridging discipline program mentee, UT-Austin
Saniya Hirani | 2017 Honors thesis co-mentee, UT-Austin
Shelby Broaddus | 2015 IE pre-graduate school internship mentee, UT-Austin
Dominique Egger | 2014 Honors thesis mentee, UT-Austin
Cortney Simmons | 2013 SURE program summer internship mentee, UT-Austin