Dr Singh’s Doctoral research focus was studying the effects of psychological distance on construal and judgement of organizational leaders. This research is now extending into exploring group-related domains of decision making, social judgement, and impression formation.

Apart from her academic work experiences, she has spent time working with children with special needs at Varanasi and also worked with an organizational development consultancy firm based in Hyderabad, India.

She aims to bring this medley of experiences to her lectures and provide students with diverse, active, and engaging classroom learning experiences

  • PY3102: Social Psychology in Everyday Life (Level 3; SIN)
  • PY3105: Working it: Psychology in the Work Force (Level 3; CNS & SIN)
  • PY5401: Leadership, Creativity, and Innovation (Level 5; SIN)
  • Prosocial Behaviour Leadership Research: Perception and Judgment of Leaders in Different Domains. Interpersonal Judgment & Decision Making. Student Evaluation of Teaching. Social Cognition and Application of Construal Theories -I am currently seeking expressions of interest from motivated PhD candidates who share similar research interest.
  • Introduction to Psychology; Social Psychology; Advances in Social Psychology and Research Methods and Organisational Psychology
  • 2016 to present - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2010 to 2015 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2006 to 2009 - Teaching Assistantship, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2015 - Best Research Paper Award at Asian Congress of Applied Psychology (ACAP 2015) at Singapore
  • 2007 to 2015 - Member of Association for Psychological Science
  • 2011 to 2014 - Member of Asian Association of Social Psychology
  • 2012 to 2013 - Member of the International Congress of Psychology
  • 2012 - Research Grant at JCU Singapore
  • 2011 - Research Grant at JCU Singapore
  • 2008 - Graduate Research Support Scheme, NUS Doctoral Research Grant for field work
  • 2005 to 2009 - Graduate Research Scholarship- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences(FASS), National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • 2002 to 2004 - Teaching Assistantship during MPhil at Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Powai, India

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.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 15+ research outputs authored by Dr Smita Singh from 2009 onwards.

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Asian Association of Social Psychology - Small Group Meetings

Serving the underserved in the tropics: Making a difference with positive psychology

Indicative Funding
As the first AASP (mini) conference focusing on serving the underserved in the tropics, the proposed mini conference aims to address this gap to promote making a difference in tropical Asia with positive psychology. The themes of the mini conference include: * mental health and psychological wellbeing in the tropics; * projudice, discimination and structural inequality; * individual and community resilience.
Wendy Li, Kerry McBain and Smita Singh (College of Healthcare Sciences)
Tropics; underserved; Social Psychology; inclusiveness

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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.

  • Promoting adolescents' well-being through a gratitude intervention (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • A Study on Helicopter Parenting in Singapore (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Am I Competent Enough? A Mixed-method Study Exploring Trainee Counsellors' Phenomenological Hindering Self-awareness Experiences and the Influence on Counselling Self-Efficacy during Counsellor Training (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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