Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Lee Kai Chung (Albert)

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

Phone: (+65)65921572
Office: HSS-04-09

  • PhD (Psy) Queen's University 2013
  • MSc (Soc Psy & Personality) Queen's University 2009
  • BA(Hons) (Psy) University of British Columbia 2003
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., & 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.
  • Lee, A. (2015, August). Anthropomorphism, mind perception of God, and the beliefs in fate. Paper presented at American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Lee, A., & Ji, LJ. (2015, February). Physical cleansing moderates the link between investment of labor and feelings of ownership. Paper presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA, USA.
  • Ji, L.J., McGeorge, K., Li, Y., Lee, A., & Zhang, Z. (2015). Culture and gambling fallacies. SpringerPlus, 4, 510.
  • Lee, A., & Ji, LJ. (2014). Moving away from a bad past and towards a good future: Feelings influence the metaphorical understanding of time. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(1), 21-26.

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