George Bishop

Social Sciences (Psychology)


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Professor Bishop grew up in Michigan, USA and received his undergraduate degree at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He received his PhD in Psychology at Yale University in 1976. Formerly a research psychologist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Professor Bishop has taught at the American University in Cairo, Egypt and the University of Texas at San Antonio for two years and 10 years respectively. In 1991, Professor Bishop came to Singapore for a one-year visiting appointment in Psychology and stayed on. Professor Bishop has been with Yale-NUS since 2012 and is currently Head of Studies for Psychology.

Professor Bishop is interested in the following research areas.

Psychological stress
Emotion regulation
Emotion and health
Role of anger in coronary heart disease
Gene-environment interactions related to personality, emotion and health
Psychosocial aspects of AIDS
Lay conceptions of physical illness

De Zwart, O., Veldhuijzen, I.K., Elam, G., Aro, A.R., Abraham, T., Bishop, G.D., Voeten, H.A.C.M., Richardus, J.H., & Brug, J. (2009). Perceived threat, risk perception and efficacy beliefs related to SARS and other (emerging) infectious diseases. Results of an international survey. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16, 30-40.

Jonassaint, C.R., Why, Y.P., Bishop, G.D., Tong, E.M.W., Diong, S.M., Enkelmann, H.E., Khader, M., Ang, J. (2009). The relationship of personality to cardiovascular reactivity during a mental and an emotional stress task. International Journal of Psychophysiology 74, 274-279.

Tong, E.M.W., Bishop, G.D., Enkelmann, H.C., Why, Y.P., Diong, S.M., Khader, M. & Ang, J. (2009). Appraisal Underpinnings of Affective Chronometry:
The Role of Appraisals in Emotion Habituation. Journal of Personality, 77, 1103-1136.

Wong, M.-L., Chan, R.K.-W., Koh, D., Tan, H.-H., Lim, F.-S., Emmanuel, S., Bishop, G. (2009). Premarital sexual intercourse among adolescents in an Asian country: Multilevel ecological factors. Pediatrics, 124, e44-e52.

Tong, E.M.W., Ellsworth, P.C. & Bishop, G.D (2009). An S-shaped relationship between changes in appraisals and changes in emotions. Emotion, 9, 821-837.

Tong, E. M.W., Bishop, G. D., Enkelmann, H., Why, Y. P., Diong, S. M., Khader, M. & Ang, J. (2009). Emotion and appraisal profiles of the needs for competence and relatedness. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 31, 218-225.

Bishop, G.D., Ng, D.P.K., Ngau, F., and Nurbaya, S. (2010). Ethnicity, gender, genotype, and anger as related to nocturnal dipping. Psychophysiology, 47, 1094-1101.

Zhou, T. & Bishop, G.D. (2012). Anger regulation and culture: Culture moderates the consequences of anger regulation strategy. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 86, 291–298.

Kaur, D. & Bishop, G.D. 2013). Cardiovascular responses to stress in Singapore and India. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 87, 130-140

Comparative Social Inquiry
Understanding Behavior and Cognition
Statistics and Research Methods for Psychology