Hi! I'm Travis, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at McGill University.
I study intergroup relations, with a particular interest in prejudice and diversity. Examples of questions that I'm currently investigating include: How can we improve the effectiveness of intergroup contact? How is the environment related to prejudice? To answer these questions, I adopt a multi-method approach where I integrate big data and geospatial analyses with traditional psychological techniques in order to understand the true nature of prejudice and identify how intergroup biases can be reduced.
Prior to McGill, I received my BSocSci (Hons) and MSocSci in Psychology from the National University of Singapore (NUS). At NUS, I won the Graduate Students' Teaching Award for three consecutive semesters. In recognition of my teaching abilities, I was placed on the Honour Roll.
When I'm not chasing Open Science Badges, you can find me spending my free time planning (my next trip), preparing (a stand-up routine), and playing (strategy games). Feel free to reach out for more information or a conversation :)
Teo, N. Q. X.*, Lim, T.*, & Tong, E. M. W. (2023). The humble estimate: Humility predicts higher self-assessment accuracy. British Journal of Social Psychology, 62(1), 561–582. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12545 (* shared first authorship)
Lim, T., & Leong, C. H. (2021). Whose narratives? Divergence in how history is organized across generations and its impact on well-being. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 24(3), 349–363. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajsp.12451
Lim, T., Leong, C. H., & Suliman, F. (2020). Managing Singapore's residential diversity through Ethnic Integration Policy. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 39(2), 109–125. https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-05-2019-0168
Lim, T. (2022). The Role of Admiration in Outgroup Perception [Master's Thesis, National University of Singapore]. ScholarBank@NUS. https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/231423
Lim, T. (2020). Cultural Stereotypes and the Need for Cognitive Closure in Intercultural Negotiations [Honours Thesis, National University of Singapore]. ScholarBank@NUS. https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/176677