Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Lee Kai Chung (Albert)


Assistant Professor
Psychology
School of Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Email: ALBERTLEE@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)65921572
Office: HSS-04-09

Education
  • PhD (Psy) Queen's University 2013
  • MSc (Soc Psy & Personality) Queen's University 2009
  • BA(Hons) (Psy) University of British Columbia 2003
Biography
Albert Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University. With his early formative years divided between Hong Kong and Vancouver, he was always curious about the ways people -- or minds -- across cultures perceive themselves, one another, and the world. After his Bachelor degree in Social Psychology at the University of British Columbia (2003), he pursued graduate training at Queen's University where his M.Sc. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in Personality and Social Psychology were awarded. His research interests span across various domains, from cultural ways of thought and supernatural thinking to mind perception and metaphorical reasoning. His research has received continuous financial support from funding agencies in Singapore and Canada, at both the institutional and national levels. When not doing psychology, he paints and reads.
Research Interests
Culture and cognition, religious cognition, supernatural beliefs, anthropomorphism, judgments and decision-making, embodiment and metaphorical cognition, temporal reasoning, self-regulatory processes.
Current Projects
  • A Situated Approach to Social Cognition: The Roles of Culture and Metaphors in Shaping Thoughts and Behaviours
  • Merely Thinking about Money Affects Attitudes Towards Procreation
  • Of God And Culture: The Roles Of Form, Function, AndFamiliarity In Supernatural Mind Perception
  • Supernatural agents, Mind perception, Religious differences, Social cognition
Selected Publications
  • Lee, A., & Woo, YT. (2018, March). May God be with you: Perceiving God as a companion increases cooperatio. Paper presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Lee, A., & Woo, YT. (2018, March). More money, more babies: Thinking about money increases procreation interest. Paper presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Lee, A., Woo, YT., & Tan, LQ. (2016, July). More money, more babies, or less? Gender moderates how reminder s of money affect procreation interests. Paper presented at 31th annual meeting of the International Congress of Psychology, 31th annual meeting of the International Congress of Psychology.
  • Lee, A., Woo, YT., & Tan, LQ. (2016, January). Bidirectional pathways between the beliefs in fate and beliefs in God. Paper presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Ji, L.J., McGeorge, K., Li, Y., Lee, A., & Zhang, Z. (2016). Culture and gambling fallacies. SpringerPlus, 4, 510.

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