Capstones

In Psychology, a capstone represents a piece of independent scholarship, usually with an experimental component. The Psychology major page on capstones provides more information and requirements, as well as some advice. The Writers' Centre also provides advice, as do I.

The capstones I have supervised or co-supervised are listed below. The subsequent section contains similar independent research projects, such as NUS honors theses. Students whose projects I am currently supervising are listed under Research Groups.

Former capstone students and their projects

The full text for each of the capstones below can be found in the Capstone Repository created by the Yale-NUS Library.

  • Leong En-Lin. (2021). An EEG study of attention.

  • Ten Ting Yu. (2021). Mental stretching: Awe and cognitive flexibility performance in tests of task-switching and divergent thinking.

  • Angad Srivastava. (2021). Can distracting vibrotactile stimuli improve exercise quality?

  • Maleyka Mammadova. (2020). The effect of stimulus-target similarity on surprise-induced blindness.

  • Eda Şemsioğlu. (2020). Do the syntactic differences between Turkish and English affect semantic processing?

  • Grady Ng Shi Kai. (2020). A cognitive exploration of intuition in touchscreen interactions: The effects of explicit physical metaphor and simulated physics on intuitive processes in touchscreen scrolling.

  • Kho Kian Hao. (2020). The cost of paying attention: Vigilance and the vigilance decrement.

  • M Linggeswar Rao. (2019). Assessing the relationship between extracurricular activity participation and cognitive dissonance.

  • Clin Lai Kam Yuue. (2018). Change detection or blindness in synaesthetes: Are grapheme-colour synaesthetes better at detecting changes?

  • Glen Kilian Koh Eng Kai. (2018). Optimism and disengagement in attentional bias for affective images.

  • Yong Kai Yi. (2018, with Simon Perrault). Using haptic and auditory feedback for diagram perception.

  • Felicia Tan Fang Yi. (2017). Psychology of consent to online privacy policy: Effects of display layout and agreement method on privacy content engagement and comprehension.

  • Kevin Low Eng Meng. (2017). Assessing the relationship between working memory capacity and theory of mind.

  • Victoria Jane En Long. (2017, with Stuart Derbyshire). Hot or Not: Effects of stimuli pattern and duration on offset analgesia.

  • Parag Bhatnagar. (2017, with Simon Perrault). Effects of inter and intra-modal distraction on haptic feedback perception.

Other students and their empirical research projects

  • Goh Rui Zhe. (Yale-NUS Special Project in Science, 2018). Connectome-based predictive modelling of attentional tasks. (Yale-NUS College public affairs write-up)

  • Alvin Wong. (NUS Independent Research Project, 2018, with Stuart Derbyshire). Detecting timing differences in BOLD responses involving very short stimulus durations: A multiband fMRI study.

  • Iris Loh. (NUS Psychology Honors Thesis, 2018). Autistic individuals catch up with peers: Multisensory temporal order judgment in neurotypical adults and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

  • Alicia Chee. (NUS Engineering Honors Thesis, 2018, with BT Thomas Yeo). Predicting attentional performance with machine learning of fMRI data.

  • Fung Tak Shun. (NUS Independent Research Project, 2015). No Rest: Determining the nature of the relationship between sleep deprivation and time-on-task.