My name is Jonathan Ramsay. I’m currently a Senior Lecturer of Psychology at James Cook University, Singapore. I received a PhD in psychology from Nanyang Technological University in 2014, and a BA in psychology and physiology from the University of Oxford in 2005. Prior to joining JCU I was a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).

My research interests span areas of personality and social psychology, with a particular emphasis on the psychology of religion (including the consequences of religious belief and non-belief) and the relationships between personality, attitudes, and well-being. My current research projects examine the way religious individuals explain daily events, as well as individual differences in the relationship between subjective authenticity and well-being.

I have published in several international peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature Human Behaviour, the Journal of Research in Personality, Political Psychology, and Motivation and Emotion.


  • PY1102: Exploring Psychology: from Perception to Reality (Level 1; SIN)
  • PY2110: Intersections of Psychology and Law: Forensic Psychology (Level 2; SIN)
  • PY3109: Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind (Level 3; SIN)
  • Effects of Religious Priming
  • Antecedents and Consequences of Religious Non-Belief
  • Meaning, Teleological Explanations, and Well-Being
  • Subjective Authenticity
  • Implicit and Explicit Motives
  • 2016 to 2018 - Senior Lecturer, Singapore University of Social Sciences (Singapore)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Lecturer, Singapore University of Social Sciences (Singapore)
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  • 2010 to 2014 - NTU Research Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University
  • 2013 - Best Group Presentation Award, East Asian University Institute for Asian Regional Integration Summer School, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, July 2013
  • 2012 to 2013 - Home Team Research Award, Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs

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