Associate Professor Eddie Tong from FASS’ Department of Psychology has just been featured in the latest issue of the Association for Psychology Science (APS) Observer, and has been listed as a “Rising Star” in the field!
In the feature, Eddie discusses how his research centres on appraisal theories of emotion as well as the cognitive processes associated with different emotions. Amongst others, he gives credit to his Master’s supervisor George Bishop (Head of Psychology at NUS) for encouraging him to explore areas outside of his research to help him in his work. When asked what advice he would give to younger psychological scientists he replies:
“It is important to work in areas that your advisors have expertise in, but you should also carve out an area of research that you can call your own. Try to do what everyone else is not doing, but not so much that no one takes you seriously. Science is an adventure where you often start out not knowing what to do and whether it will work. It is often a risky enterprise and a gamble. Publication is as heartbreaking as it is gratifying — sometimes even more so. I have had many more rejections than acceptances. Don’t be discouraged, you must keep trying.”
Congratualtions to A/P Eddie Tong from FASS for this well-earned international recognition.
For the full article click here: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2011/october-11/rising-stars-6.html#tong