SMU College of Social Sciences Psychology Pupils garner awards at Two Major International Competitions

In the spirit of celebrating achievements, this earlier calendar year has witnessed a handful of Singapore Management University (SMU) Faculty of Social Sciences (SOSS)’ psychology undergraduate college students demonstrating their analysis prowess on an worldwide platform. Psychology key undergraduates Ng Hok Shan, Matthew (12 months 4), Nadyanna Binte Mohamed Majeed (Calendar year 4), and Verity Lua Yu Qing (12 months 3) have been up versus rivals from renowned universities all over the entire world when they clinched the top place in the 2021 Inter-college Consortium for Political and Social Investigate (ICPSR) Research Paper Levels of competition for the Undergraduate Classification. In addition, Gloria Lai Junyan (12 months 3) and Nadyanna Majeed built their mark at the 2021 Culture for Persona and Social Psychology’s (SPSP) Annual Conference when they loaded equally the Winner and Runner-up spots for the Undergraduate Pupil Poster Award.

The ICPSR Analysis Paper Opposition aims to highlight exemplary exploration papers centered on quantitative evaluation that makes use of ICPSR details. This prestigious intercontinental opposition draws participants from different disciplines in the discipline of social sciences in universities around the environment. The trio’s paper titled “Is trait self-esteem a resilience component against each day stressors? A multilevel assessment” explores the position of self-esteem resilience as a protecting aspect towards the consequences of the daily expertise of stressors (e.g. missing the bus or forgetting to charge one’s cellular phone) and how it impacts one’s emotional reactivity. The results of the paper showed that self-esteem did not aid to lower psychological reactivity to everyday stressors.

The SPSP Once-a-year Conference took spot from 9 to 13 February 2021, on a digital system where by both equally Gloria Lai and Nadyanna Majeed presented their posters dependent on research papers they had previously published. As the only SPSP award at the undergraduate amount, the Undergraduate Pupil Poster Award testimonials submissions from college students internationally to monitor for poster presentations that are characterised by excellence in analysis, clarity in presentation, and individual know-how demonstrated in a dialogue with judges at the Yearly Conference.

As prompt by the title, Gloria’s poster, “Who’s a very good boy? A multilevel meta-assessment on human-animal conversation and human prosociality” is based on a research paper that took into thought all prior study on the subject of human and animal conversation, and its outcome on no matter whether humans ended up extra prosocial or not. The paper concluded that animals do perform a small, albeit substantial role in advertising and marketing prosocial features and behaviours in individuals.  

Also clued in by the title “Always look on the brilliant facet of lifestyle? Optimism as a resilience issue towards psychological reactivity to each day stress”, Nadyanna’s poster summarised findings from a exploration paper that looked into regardless of whether optimists are significantly less emotionally reactive to daily stressors in comparison to pessimists. The eight-day day by day diary analyze that utilised multilevel analyses exposed that optimism attenuated the impact of daily stressors on optimistic, but not detrimental, thoughts. The nuanced results have been additional parsed out when using into account the part of neuroticism.

Commenting on their achievements, Assistant Professor of Psychology (Education and learning) Andree Hartanto stated, “We are quite very pleased of Gloria, Matthew, Nadyanna, and Verity’s inspirational accomplishment in profitable 3 prestigious global awards from the Modern society for Character and Social Psychology (SPSP) and the Inter-college Consortium for Political and Social Investigation (ICPSR). Even with the fierce competitiveness from primary universities close to the entire world, they managed to top rated the international competitions with exceptionally innovative analysis will work that have solid theoretical and sensible implications. It is wonderful to witness undergraduates’ works that can carry novel insight to the international study field.

All over again, I would like to thank Gloria, Matthew, Nadyanna, and Verity for building us very pleased as properly as their potent dedication, commitment, and hardly ever-give-up frame of mind even though working on their respective research assignments. They were ready to correctly entire the assignments on time regardless of many situational troubles. In fact, for the duration of the initiatives, they never ever stopped impressing me with their enthusiasm, deep information expertise, artistic exploration strategies, high-good quality creating, as perfectly as thorough and sophisticated statistical analyses these kinds of as random-effects meta-investigation and multilevel modelling. I am glad that our undergraduate programme at SMU has developed pretty solid students like them who are resilient, critical, extremely knowledgeable, and in a position to make a meaningful influence by their analysis.”

The college students, who all belong to Prof Andree Hartanto’s lab, DawnLab, credit rating their accomplishment to Prof Andree himself. They agreed that “without Prof Andree’s steering and continuous reassurance, we would not be equipped to get this much. Prof Andree was the just one who would push us to acquire part in many competitions and conferences. He would consistently inspire us when we meet a variety of troubles in the training course of employing and knowledge elaborate statistical analyses for the initially time. It’s reassuring and motivating to know that we have his assist and that he thinks in our ability to go up towards other competitors from all over the environment and to stand out among them.”

Congratulations Nadyanna, Matthew, Verity, and Gloria, on winning these prestigious Awards and traveling SMU’s flag significant.