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Ms. Clare Sim

Clare has a keen interest in authenticity and the Self-Determination Theory in thriving and well-being - primarily in their implications in the decision making processes of individuals seeking purposeful lives. She believes that the maximum potential of individuals may be attained when they make decisions rooted in their values and principles, and receive social support or coaching from significant others. She is also interested in the factors that have been shown to significantly influence optimal well-being, such as acceptance, resilience, and parental autonomy support and conditional regard.

Clare graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with first class honours from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Prior to joining the Motivation in Educational Research Laboratory, she was a research assistant at the Psychology Division in the school of Humanities and Social Sciences, and was involved in cognitive psychological research on visual and spatial working memory. She attended the Asian-Pacific Conference on Vision 2013 in Suzhou, China, where she gave a poster presentation on factors influencing the memory of colours.