Dr Peter Chew is a Lecturer in Psychology at James Cook University Singapore (JCUS). His primary area of research focus is on statistics anxiety, racism, the Pinkerton syndrome (the tendency for Asians to discriminate in favor of Caucasians), and psychometrics. In particular, he has published articles on statistics anxiety, including a literature review in Perspectives on Psychological Science (Impact Factor: 7.359). Information about his journal articles can be accessed via his Personal Academic Website and his Google Scholar page.

Recent projects include (a) the development and evaluation of interventions for statistics anxiety, (b) an examination of racism and the Pinkerton syndrome in Singapore, and (c) the psychometric evaluation of various psychological instruments.

Peter also has considerable expertise in research methods and data analysis. Currently, he contributes his statistical expertise as a Secondary Advisor to 4 DPsych projects and 1 PhD project.

  • PY1101: Exploring Psychology: from Brain to Practice (Level 1; SIN)
  • PY1103: Critical Thinking in Psychology: How to Think about Weird Things (Level 1; SIN)
  • PY2101: Psychological Neuroscience (Level 2; SIN)
  • PY4106: Group Project Part 1 of 2 (Level 4; SIN)
  • PY4107: Group Project Part 2 of 2 (Level 4; SIN)
  • PY4108: Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 1 of 2 (Level 4; SIN)
  • PY4109: Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 2 of 2 (Level 4; SIN)
  • 2016 to present - Lecturer Psychology, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2012 to 2016 - Research Pool Coordinator, James Cook University (Singapore)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2014 - James Cook University, Research in 3 Minutes Competition, 2nd place ($400)
  • 2014 - Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology 2014, Best Student Research Paper Award
  • 2017 to 2018 - Fellow, Royal Statistical Society
  • 2017 to 2018 - Member, Australian Psychological Society

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles
Conference Papers
  • Chew P and Dillon D (2015) Statistics anxiety and attitudes toward statistics. Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. In: CBP 2015: 4th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, 9-10 February 2015, Singapore

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 17+ research outputs authored by Dr Peter Chew from 2012 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Measuring Emotional Dysregulation In Early Childhood (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Investigating the Efficacy of a Mindfulness-Based Therapy Mobile Application on the Mental Wellbeing of Singaporeans and Malaysians (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Determinants of an Effective Preventive Drug Education in the Local Context (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Validating the use of the Test of Memory Malingering in a Singapore Population with intellectual disability (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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