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Diploma in Psychology Studies (T48)

2017 Planned Intake: 75 JAE 2017 Last Aggregate Score: 9

Human behaviour is a constant evolution that intrigues.

TP’s Diploma in Psychology Studies will give you the foundations of understanding how people think, behave, communicate and interact with one another. There are many behavioural methods that psychologists apply to get to the bottom of the matter.

Delve into the many areas of expertise from child psychology to criminal behaviour and find out everything you need to know about yourself. This diploma not only provides you with the foundations of psychology but it also allows you the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from renowned local and overseas organisations who have a strong working relationship with us.

Upon graduation, a vast array of exciting career opportunities awaits you from working with children to the intriguing mind of criminals. You can be a researcher, social worker or even a teacher trying to motivate the next generation or you can opt to be on the frontline of criminal cases where you dissect the mind of a suspect in a cold room. The choice is yours.

 I am happy to note that this course, which equips graduates with skills and knowledge from the discipline of applied psychology… will certainly help to address the industry’s demand for skilled professionals in areas such as human resource management and development.
—  Ho Geok Choo
     President, Singapore Human Resources Institute
     Co-Chair, Human Resource Manpower,
     Skills & Training Council (MSTC)
Exciting career opportunities awaits

 

What you will learn

  • Foundation Psychology B: People in Contexts

    Foundation Psychology B (People in Contexts)

    This subject will provide you with an overall perspective and understanding of psychology as a scientific study of mental processes and human behaviour. Fundamental concepts, theories and methodology in the study of general psychology will be explored to enhance your understanding of the biological, cognitive and social bases of behaviour.
  • Cognitive Psychology

    This subject explores two main thematic areas of human information processing, namely, perception and cognition. You will explore topics such as sensory perception, attention, learning and memory in order to enhance your understanding of how human beings perceive and process information.
  • Special Project

    Special Project

    This subject builds upon students’ foundation in research and statistical methods, as well as prior experiences in conceptualising and conducting psychological research studies. It provides students with the opportunity to conduct a proposed research study. Students may be required to work independently or in a group, depending on the scope and nature of the project. Students will work in consultation with a lecturer.

Notable Features

  • Gain knowledge and acquire skills that are highly-valued across psychology-relevant industry sectors.
  • Choice of various specialisations with electives such as Child Psychology and Psychology of Criminal Behaviour.
  • Opportunities to collaborate in research with renowned local and overseas organisations.

 

Career Prospects

With Diploma in Psychology Studies:

  • Psychology Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Paracounsellor
  • Student Support Assistant
  • Programme Executive (Social Services)
  • Care Staff (e.g. Children’s Home)
  • Human Resource Executive
  • Public Relations Executive
  • Special Education Educator

With University Degrees in Psychology:

  • Psychologist (in a specialized field)
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Counsellor
  • Behaviour Therapist
  • Autism Coach
  • Educator
  • Social Worker
  • Research Officer
  • Research Coordinator
  • Human Resource Manager

Further Education

Advanced standing is normally granted based on good academic performance as well as subject – to subject matching between the diploma course and the undergraduate course you wish to pursue at the university. Thus, graduates who do well in this diploma will stand a higher chance to pursue university degrees in psychology or related disciplines. Temasek Polytechnic has held dialogues with various universities to gain advanced standing for our graduates and have received favourable responses from these discussions. 

Please click on the Diploma to Degree pathfinder link below for the most updated list of local and overseas degrees with advanced standing arrangements.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

English Language (EL1)* Grades 1-6
Mathematics (E or A) Grades 1-7
Any three other subjects, excluding CCA Grades 1-6

To be eligible for selection, applicants must have sat for at least one of the following subjects: Art/ Art & Design, Business Studies, Combined Humanities, Commerce, Commercial Studies, Economics, Geography, Higher Art, Higher Music, History, Introduction to Enterprise Development, Literature in English, Literature in Chinese, Literature in Malay, Literature in Tamil, Media Studies (English)/ Media Studies (Chinese), Music.

Applicants must have also sat for one of these subjects: Additional Mathematics, Art/ Art & Design, Business Studies, Chinese, Combined Humanities, Commerce, Commercial Studies, Creative 3D Animation, Design & Technology, Economics, Elementary Mathematics, Food & Nutrition, Geography, Higher Art, Higher Chinese, Higher Malay, Higher Music, Higher Tamil, History, Introduction to Enterprise Development, Literature in English, Literature in Chinese, Literature in Malay, Literature in Tamil, Malay, Media Studies (English), Media Studies (Chinese), Music, Principles of Accounts, Tamil.

* Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ Unified Examination Chinese (UEC) holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).

See also the minimum entry requirements for:


Course Structure

TP Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
LEA1001

This subject focuses on self-leadership and personal effectiveness. It provides a platform for students to discover and understand themselves in terms of their personalities, values and mission and to build their ‘Logical Quotient’. It lays the foundation for students to make leadership decisions based on the ‘Golden End’ and ‘Consequential Thinking’. It helps the students to listen to the inner self and to express their personal thoughts and ideas.

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LEA1002

This subject focuses on team-leadership, followership and team effectiveness. It provides a platform for students to build their ‘Emotional Quotient’, relate to peers and manage team conflicts. It lays the foundation for students to make leadership decisions based on a ‘Win-Win Attitude”. It helps students to make meaningful conversations and to articulate their vision.

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LEA1003

This subject focuses on service to others. It provides a platform for students to understand themselves better and to make responsible choices in life and to build their ‘Community Quotient’. It lays the foundation for students to make leadership decisions based on ‘Ethical Judgement’ and ‘Moral Courage’. It helps students to build trust and credibility in their communication with others and in the community.

11
GCS1002

This subject aims to help you develop skills and confidence in writing for academic contexts. It takes you through the stages of the writing process, from the planning through the development and production of academic papers.

12
GCS1003

This subject covers the preparation, organisation and integration of presentations with a variety of media, including slides, posters and realia. It provides students with strategies to handle all aspects of delivering effective presentations.  

13
GCS3001

This subject aims to hone your communication skills. Topics covered will include handling interviews, meeting skills, interpersonal skills and formal writing skills required in various forms of professional and career writing such as project proposals, application letters, resumes and more.

33
GIP3001

This programme provides opportunities for hands-on attachment to put into practice your classroom learning in real-world settings.. You will have opportunities to handle real problems and issues. This internship will offer you practical training to apply the concepts and skills that you have acquired in the course of their study.

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Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
GMP3001

The major project is intended to complete your training by providing a real-world experience to integrate and apply your knowledge in a practical learning situation. Besides research, design and project management skills, the emphasis will also be on innovation, creativity, teamwork and enterprise.

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GPS1001

The two subjects, Foundation Psychology A and B will provide you with an overall perspective and understanding of psychology as a scientific study of mental processes and human behaviour. Fundamental concepts, theories and methodology in the study of general psychology will be explored to enhance your understanding of the biological, cognitive and social bases of behaviour.

13
GPS1002

The two subjects, Foundation Psychology A and B will provide you with an overall perspective and understanding of psychology as a scientific study of mental processes and human behaviour. Fundamental concepts, theories and methodology in the study of general psychology will be explored to enhance your understanding of the biological, cognitive and social bases of behaviour.

13
GPS1004

This subject provides you with opportunities to apply psychological knowledge, research methods and intervention strategies within industrial and organisational settings. You will explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of three primary areas, namely personnel, organisational and human factors psychology.

14
GPS1005

Psychology is not just a theoretical subject. It holds valuable and practical applications across a wide range of personal, interpersonal and professional settings. This subject allows you to apply psychological techniques and research skills to better understand individuals in an applied setting of your choice.

14
GPS1007

This subject builds upon your foundational understanding of statistical concepts and data analysis methods. It equips you with the knowledge, skills and techniques, as well as hands-on experience in the conduct of basic empirical research in psychology and the social sciences.

14
GPS2001

This subject equips you to address more complex research questions using an expanded range of research designs and statistical techniques. You will be given opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, techniques and employ statistical software to analyse and interpret data from a range of psychological experiments.

24
GPS2003

This subject explores the relationship between physiological process and human behaviour, with particular emphasis on the function of the human nervous system and sensory systems.

14
GPS2005

This subject is about the scientific study of the interactions between people and the social contexts they live in. Through exploring real-world social events and situations, you will gain a deeper appreciation of how people’s thoughts, emotions and behaviours are influenced by other people.

24
GPS2007

This subject takes a lifespan perspective by exploring human growth and development from conception, through the critical life-stages, and to the end of the life cycle. You will explore developmental theories and research to help you understand the intricacies of how humans develop throughout the lifespan.

24
GPS2017

This subject explores two main thematic areas of human information processing, namely, perception and cognition. You will explore topics such as sensory perception, attention, learning and memory in order to enhance your understanding of how human beings perceive and process information.

24
GPS2021

This subject provides opportunities for students to explore the fundamentals of counselling and discuss the primary theoretical perspectives and contemporary issues that influence the counselling profession. You will learn helping skills that can be applied to help people lead more effective and well-adjusted lives.

24
GPS2022

This subject provides an overview of psychological principles and the relationship with learning and thinking, instruction, effective teaching pedagogies and classroom management in order to facilitate an optimal environment for human growth and development.

34
GPS3002

This subject introduces the principles and techniques of psychological assessment. Underlying many psychological assessments is a theoretical position about personality. The subject examines how aspects of personality are theoretically operationalised and measured to enhance your understanding of relationships between personality theories and assessment. This hands-on subject provides opportunities to explore the application of tests in varied settings.

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GPS3003

This subject explores concepts and issues surrounding abnormal behaviour and illnesses. You will explore major theories on how physiology, cognition, developmental, social and other issues influence behaviour. You will also be provided with an overview of intervention methodologies and techniques commonly used in the treatment of maladaptive behaviours and psychological disorders.

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GPS3004

This subject aims to facilitate student’s application of experimental research processes to study an identified phenomenon encountered in social, industrial, organizational or any other applied settings. Through the process, they will explore the causes of the phenomenon and propose viable solutions to improve the situation in the real-world context. This subject will scaffold students’ independent, self-directed learning and professional development in the domain of psychology research, drawing learning experiences from previous projects. Students are also expected to integrate their learning from the other psychology subjects in this project.

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GST1001

The use of empirical evidence and statistical analysis is crucial in the field of social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology and education). This subject provides you with a basic understanding and use of statistical concepts in data analysis. Concepts such as descriptive and inferential statistics will be introduced.

14
GST1002

This subject aims to provide students with basic knowledge of information-communication technology that caters to the unique requirements for social science research, with an emphasis on the usage of software for research analysis and presentation.

14
GST1003

This subject aims to provide students with an overview of research methodology in social sciences. This will include an introduction to the theoretical enterprise of scientific research, research ethics, and also rudimentary research methods and concepts, in order to prepare students for more advanced research methods subjects.

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Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects

  • Psychology & IO Applications
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
GPS2019

This subject provides an overview of how psychology can be applied in human resource & human capital management.

24
GPS2023

Students will gain an understanding of cross-cultural similarities and differences in areas of psychology such as enculturation, cognition, emotion, personality, social behaviour and health. They will learn to apply this basic understanding of Cultural Psychology to various aspects of the globalized business environment. Students will also be equipped to construct training programmes incorporating their knowledge of Cultural Psychology to improve intercultural communication, understanding and competence in the multicultural workplace.

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GPS3010

This subject provides students opportunities to examine adult learning theories with an emphasis on the role that psychology plays in identifying training needs, designing effective learning programmes, and evaluating training effectiveness. It also covers modern theories of effective leadership and design of strategies for leadership development in organisations through training, coaching, mentoring, and professional development.

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GPS3011

This subject applies concepts about human perceptual and cognitive behaviour, abilities and limitations to enhance our understanding of human interaction with systems, technology and products in various applied settings and industries. Through practical applications, you will apply this knowledge to improve work performance and human-machine interactions.

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  • Psychology & Early Childhood Intervention
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
GPS1018

This subject provides with an overview of inclusive practices (including theories, issues, trends and research - internationally and within Asia). In particular, the subject aims to provide students with an overciew of current and local focus on the need to maximize potential of all children in Singapore to minimize the effects of their special needs in the long run and how this can be accomplished through collaboration with family and community resources. 

14
GPS1019

This subject provides students with an overview of the variety of curricula and teaching approaches that can be adopted to support children with special needs. Such approaches will be considered for application Singapore in the light of current and projected needs.

14
GPS2018

This subject provides students with fundamental knowledge on how to create and organize the environment to promote physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of children with special needs. Students will also explore strategies for communication with these children for effective teaching in a classroom setting, as well as for management and guidance of children’s behaviour.

24
GPS3007

This subject focuses on individual differences in children. You will explore areas such as the emotional, social and learning characteristics of individuals who are exceptional, and gain a deeper understanding of the issues that impact the lives and behaviour of these individuals.

34
GPS3009

This subject helps students to make effective and timely observations for assessment of learning during the early years as well as appraisal of children's behaviour. Students will be introduced to assessment strategies, as well as approaches in programme planning, implementation, and evaluation.

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  • Social Services & Community Development
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
GPS2010

This subject examines the impact of mental, emotional and behavioural factors that affect the onset, duration, recovery and prevention of physical illnesses. You will also learn to analyse health and disease issues using psychological principles and techniques in the context of an interrelated and diverse world.

24
GPS2015

This subject discusses the psychological and social aspects behind addictive habits. You will explore how and why an individual engages in physical addictions (e.g., alcohol and drugs) and psychologically compulsive behaviours (e.g., gambling).

24
GPS2020

Students will gain an understanding of the social issues in Singapore and how they could be prevented. This course would also address how social problems can be prevented, and conversely how the health and well-being of individuals can be increased.

24
GPS3008

This subject examines the role of psychology in forensic settings. You will be introduced to theories and psychological perspectives leading to criminal behaviour. The subject also explores the role of a psychologist in dealing with such behaviour as well as the relationship between the legal system and psychology, the mental health system, mental illnesses and criminal conduct.

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  • General
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
GPS1013

This subject provides students with the opportunity to explore an area of their interest and choosing. In so doing, they will be further exposed to concepts and theories in psychology beyond what is offered through the range of subjects within the Diploma in Psychology Studies course. Students will be required to work independently, and in consultation with a supervisor. Students are to perform an in-depth review of the selected area in the study of Psychology. Through their review of the chosen area of study, they will be required to identify a relevant and meaningful research question, and propose a small-scale research study that can be conducted to add to one’s knowledge of the subject area.

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GPS2014

This subject involves seminars and workshops conducted for deeper studies and inquiry of special topics exploring the applications of psychology in specific settings (e.g. personal, social, organisational). Supervised by staff or guest lecturers who are experts in their respective fields, the subject is designed to encourage the inquiry and acquisition of research as well as the intensive study of specific topics and areas that could vary depending on resources and expertise.

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GPS3006

This subject builds upon students’ foundation in research and statistical methods, as well as prior experiences in conceptualising and conducting psychological research studies. It provides students with the opportunity to conduct a proposed research study. Students may be required to work independently or in a group, depending on the scope and nature of the project. Students will work in consultation with a supervisor.

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Graduation Requirements

Cumulative Grade Point Average min 1.0
TP Core Subjects 19 credit units
Diploma Subjects
- Core Subjects
- Elective Subjects

78 credit units
min 20 credit units
Cross-Disciplinary Subjects min 9 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed min 126 credit units

Cross-Disciplinary Subjects

Students are required to obtain a minimum of 9 credit units from the list of Cross-Disciplinary Subjects.


BYOD

Contact Us

For Admission enquiries, please email: admissions@tp.edu.sg

For general enquiries, please contact:

School of Humanities & Social Sciences
General Office:  EW1A-03-111
Temasek Polytechnic
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

  (65) 6780 6565
  (65) 6789 4080
  hsshotline@tp.edu.sg

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Why This Course?

TP’s Diploma in Psychology Studies programme (T48) takes you places!

The Diploma in Psychology Studies programme provides you with a broad and strong foundation in the humanities and social sciences. The knowledge and skills you acquire are applicable in a wide range of industries.  So, if you choose to work after graduating with your diploma, there are various career paths you can choose to explore. These range from working in the civil service / government agencies, social service sector, public relations to consulting firms, among others. To look at your career prospects in detail, click here.

With a solid foundation in the knowledge, skills and applications in relevant settings, HSS graduates  from the Diploma in Psychology Studies will be able to advance to universities for further education.

Many of our students were accepted into local universities including the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University and UniSIM. Others have chosen to study overseas in Australia, America and the United Kingdom.

Advanced standing and credit exemptions have been offered to our students providing opportunities for academic advancement. Depending on performance in their diploma course, HSS graduates from the Diploma in Psychology Studies may enjoy advanced standing of up to 2 years into undergraduate psychology programmes in universities listed on TP’s Diploma to Degree Pathfinder site.

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Meet our Lecturers

In the Diploma in Psychology Studies programme at TP, strong emphasis is placed on selecting the very best lecturers for our students! Our lecturers have diverse academic backgrounds and they possess a variety of relevant skills as well as a wealth of experience that benefit our students.

We are a group of passionate individuals who enjoy having fun and are interested in making learning a memorable experience for you! Read on to find out more about each of us!


Arthur Foo
Degree in Psychology, James Cook University

Arthur graduated with a degree in Psychology from James Cook University. He joined Temasek Polytechnic after working for 7 years in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). At NTU, he managed and executed a multi-year R&D project on Leadership Development, that was funded by the Ministry of Defence.

Prior to that, Arthur was a youth worker in a non-profit organisation specialising in at-risk youths. His areas of interests include attachment styles, resilience, and the neurological basis of behaviour. Arthur plays badminton in his free time and follows crime thriller dramas.

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Chua Ping Tzeun
Honours Degree in Psychology, National University of Singapore
Masters’ in Industrial-Organisational Psychology, Colorado State University


Ping Tzeun has been lecturing in Psychology Studies at Temasek Polytechnic since 2008. Prior to that, he had worked as a Defence Psychologist with the Singapore Armed Forces, followed by a stint in applied R&D at the Nanyang Technological University.

Ping Tzeun’s professional background is in Industrial-Organisational Psychology and he has undertaken roles in leadership development, training, and the design and delivery of assessment and feedback systems. He is accredited in a variety of assessment tools including the MBTI, FIRO-B, EQ-i and the Center for Creative Leadership’s Benchmarks and Skillscope 360-degree feedback instruments. Ping Tzeun received his Honours degree in Psychology from the National University of Singapore, and his Masters’ degree in Industrial-Organisational Psychology with the Colorado State University. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, travelling and watching movies.

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Debbie Tan
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Debbie received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, where she lived for more than 15 years. She has been teaching for more than 14 years before joining Temasek Polytechnic as a full-time lecturer. Both her educational background and professional experiences are eclectic, ranging from Literature to Interdisciplinary subjects and the Social Sciences.

Her professional experiences include teaching and training in a diverse range of subjects in various disciplines such as Language, Gender Studies, Asian Studies, Sociology, and Psychology at tertiary institutions such as the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada, the Singapore Institute of Management University (UniSIM), the Singapore Human Resource Institute (SHRI), and the Temasek Polytechnic. Debbie is also an active volunteer who has volunteered her time in a range of areas from nursing homes to the Changi Women’s Prison.

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Dennis Tan
Diploma in Special Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore Bachelor in Business Administration, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. Masters’ in Special Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Dennis Tan started his career in the special education industry since 2007. He worked in Rainbow Centre as a special education teacher supporting children with special needs which include autism, cerebral palsy and other disabilities. He joined Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2008 as a Special Needs Officer trained in autism studies at Autism Resource Center. He was deployed to Pathlight School to support children with autism during his course. While working in MOE, he pursued his post-graduate degree in Special Education at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.

Upon graduation, he joined Ngee Ann Polytechnic as an adjunct lecturer teaching subjects related to Special Education. He joined Temasek Polytechnic in 2012 and is helping to develop new subjects in early childhood intervention. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in special education at the National Institute of Education. His hobbies include swimming, sea sports, boating, and travelling.

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Emil Cheong
Degree in Psychology and Sociology, National University of Singapore
Masters’ in English Literature, National University of Singapore
Masters’ in Psychology, Nanyang Technological University


Emil has been teaching Psychology in Temasek Polytechnic since 2010. In pursuit of breadth as well as depth in his education, he completed his Masters’ in Psychology at Nanyang Technological University, and also completed a Masters’ in English Literature, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology, from the National University of Singapore.

Before arriving at Temasek Polytechnic, Emil worked in education research at the National University of Singapore, and taught Psychology at Nanyang Technological University and UniSIM. Emil's specializations (or burning interests) are in Social, Personality, and Cultural Psychology, and how theories in these areas can be developed and applied to improve individual well-being, as well as interpersonal, intergroup, and intercultural relations. To relax, he tries to exercise, enjoys the company of friends, watches movies, and listens to music.

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Fionna Thong
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), National University of Singapore (NUS)
Masters in Applied Psychology (Counselling Psychology), National Institute of Education (NIE)


After graduating from NUS, Fionna followed her passion in working with people to work as a home based therapist for children with autism. Subsequently, she joined Singapore Prisons Service as a counselor working with female offenders in the areas of addiction and offender rehabilitation. It was through this experience that she decided to further her studies in Counselling Psychology at NIE, in order to advance her knowledge and skills in the area of counseling psychology.

She has also interned at counseling and family service centres, and worked on a diverse range of counseling issues. Fionna is interested in psychological testing and assessment, gender related issues in psychology as well as mental health related topics and issues. She is also passionate about artistic gymnastics and remains actively involved as an international technical official. In her free time, she enjoys reading and exercising.

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Gabrielle Lai
Degree in Psychology, San Francisco State University
Masters’ in Psychology, San Francisco State University


Gabrielle Lai has been lecturing in TP since 2011. She has teaching experience both in preschool and tertiary educational settings in the USA. She completed her undergraduate and graduate study at San Francisco State University, and is specialized in the field of developmental psychology.

She is interested in the area of cognitive development of children, particularly in mathematical and language acquisition. She has conducted research studies in this field, and is still actively collaborating on more projects both locally and overseas. She enjoys reading non-fiction novels and satisfying her gastronomical cravings in her free time.

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Izad bin Ghalid

Bachelor in Education (Special Education), Flinders University
Master in Education (Special Education), National Institute of Education, Singapore

Izad embarked on his career as a SPED teacher in AWWA School in 2007. During his years of service, he worked with students from moderate to severe autism and multiple disabilities. He took up the appointment of the Head of ICT Department for 5 years in the school, where he collaborated with fellow educators to develop the ICT curriculum for the profile of students in the school as well as overseeing the infusion and implementation of ICT into daily classroom lessons.

After which, Izad moved on to work in an international school in Shanghai for a year. Izad completed his Bachelor in Education (Special Education) from Flinders University, South Australia and recently graduated with a Master in Education (Special Education) from National Institute of Education, Singapore.

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Kek Chee Hui
Honours Degree in Psychology, National University of Singapore
Masters’ in Psychology, Nanyang Technological University


Chee Hui has been lecturing in TP since 2012. Before joining us, she was a part-time lecturer in NTU’s Psychology Department and in UniSIM. Chee Hui had previously read psychology and graduated from the National University of Singapore with honours.

She then completed her Masters’ in Nanyang Technological University. Her research interests lies in Social Psychology and Cross-cultural Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hot yoga, and trekking/hiking.

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Lee Yong Jun
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Inha University, South Korea
Bachelor of Arts in Consumer, Child & Family Studies, Inha University, South Korea
Masters’ in Child & Family Studies, Yonsei University, South Korea
Masters’ in school of Psychology, Institute of Education, University of London, UK


Yong Jun received his Bachelor and Masters’ degrees in areas of Mathematics and Psychology in South Korea and London. Yong Jun has prior experience working with pre-school children and youths on a number of research projects in school settings in South Korea and the UK.

His interest lies in investigating resilience in children, especially when they are exposed to risky environments. He is concerned with discovering resources to enhance resilience in individuals to help them cope better. For leisure, Yong Jun likes to listen to music, learn how to play new instruments, play squash and go skiing.

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Dr Tan Wah Pheow
Honours Degree in Psychology, National University of Singapore
Masters’ in Psychology, National University of Singapore
Ph.D. in Psychology with a minor in Statistics, Iowa State University


Dr Tan graduated from National University of Singapore with Honours, and received his Ph.D. in Psychology with a minor in Statistics from Iowa State University in 2009. He is trained as a cognitive psychologist, and has conducted considerable research in the areas of visual attention, working memory and decision-making.

He is still actively collaborating with other researchers to conduct research in the area of cognitive psychology. Outside of his professional life, Dr Tan lives the double-life as a free-lance writer and has published his writings in various forms on different platforms. Other than psychology and creative writing, Dr Tan enjoys photography, reading both fictional and non-fictional works, and playing basketball in his free time.

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Tessa Goh

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Economics),
National University of Singapore

Masters in Applied Psychology (Educational Psychology),
Nanyang Technological University 


Tessa is a Registered Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), with years of experience practicing as a psychologist as well as teaching psychology. Tessa has worked in both community and clinical settings. She started her professional journey at a voluntary welfare organization that serves people with various disabilities and medical conditions. Subsequently, Tessa worked with children with developmental delays at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She conducts diagnostic assessments and psychological interventions for children with autism, ADHD, and learning difficulties.

Tessa has taught diploma and degree courses in polytechnics and SIM-UOW. Her teaching interests include psychology, special needs, early childhood, and counselling. She has also been passionately involved in community projects in less developed countries such as Cambodia, China, and Indonesia over the years. She enjoys nature, music, reading, and playing squash.

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Other Information

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP WITH PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Diploma in Psychology Studies students are also eligible for student memberships with professional bodies such as:

  • Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)
  • Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Valuable scholarship opportunities are also available for HSS students.  Please refer to TP Website for more details.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

The GMP Group, Singapore
Research collaboration with The GMP Group culminating in a scholarship, book prizes and student internship programme placements.

Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)

SNEF offers structured Human Resource Internship Programme for Psychology Studies students who opt to do specialisation electives in the Human Capital Management Elective Concentraion.  For more details, click here.

EXPOSURE TALKS WITH FIELD EXPERTS:

Professor Don Byrne
Director School of Health & Psychological Sciences, School of Psychology, Health and Psychological Sciences
The Australian National University

Dr Kristine Pammer
School of Psychology, Health and Psychological Sciences
The Australian National University

Professor David Morrison
Head of School of Psychology
University of Western Australia

Professor Deborah Turnbull
Head of School of Psychology
University of Adelaide

A/P Nicholas R. Burns
School of Psychology
University of Adelaide

Frequently Asked Questions

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