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Prospective Graduate Students (Masters/PhD)

Prospective Graduate Students

We are currently taking in both Masters and Ph.D. students to our lab. For Masters' students, we welcome both current undergraduates applying for the Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP), as well as prospective Master of Social Sciences (Psychology) students.

For applicants of our graduate programme, you may find the following information useful:

Concurrent Degree Programme

Master of Social Science (Psychology)

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology)
Graduate School Application

To indicate your interest to join our lab as a graduate student, please email Dr. Jia ( directly! He is accepting graduate students for Academic Year 2023/24 (Enrolment: Fall 2023).

Research Assistants

Research Assistants

We welcome motivated undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in goal pursuit research - or more broadly psychological research - to apply to our lab, either as a module-related research assistant or a volunteer research assistant.



Over the years, we have had more than (insert number) undergraduate and graduate students participate in various projects in our lab. Many of our them have gone on to pursue (insert here).



Module-related RAs will be taking either of the following:



Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme (PL3551)

Independent Research Project (PL3231)

Independent Study (PL4660)

Honours Thesis (PL4401).



Independent Study (PL5660) - Masters Students

Independent Study (PL6660) - PhD Students

Empirical Research Project (PL6208) - PhD Students


The expected time commitment for module-related RAs can be found here.


Volunteer Research Assistants

Alternatively for undergraduates, you are welcome to apply to our lab as a volunteer research assistant! We welcome volunteer research assistants in Singapore and overseas. The minimum commitment for a volunteer RA is 6 hours weekly during the semester, and 15 hours weekly during the summer/winter break.



If you are interested in obtaining research experience with the SPUR lab, please submit your application via this survey. If you have any queries about joining the lab, you can contact Harif at


Please do let us know if you are interested in our research. We are very much looking forward to learning your valuable feedback and insights. Feel free to contact Dr. Jia ( to share your thoughts with us!


We welcome global collaborators in and out of academia:)


Research Participants

Our research is only possible with the help of participants like you. We have a range of available studies that suit your preference. Feel free to read the following studies that are recruiting participants. You could find more details by clicking the Study name.

If you are involved in the NUS Research Participant (RP) Program, please sign up on SONA for reimbursement purposes.

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