I am an assistant professor of psychology at Singapore Management University. My primary research examines prosociality, broadly defined—why people behave in ways that benefit others, society, and the globe. I examine this topic within the context of social and global challenges that threaten society’s sustainability, such as climate change and pandemics. My current focus is on how cultural factors, such as cultural values, worldviews, and norms, shape attitudes, emotions, and behaviors regarding environmental sustainability. I also study the psychology of happiness and well-being.
My research has been published in leading academic journals, such as Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Journal of Environmental Psychology. My work on sustainability psychology has been featured in outlets, such as Nature Climate Change, Observer, Research Digest, ScienceDaily, and Science Trends.