TAN Ai Girl

Designation
Associate Professor

Department
Psychology and Child & Human Development (PCHD)

Office Location
NIE2-03-105

Education
MEng (Tokyo Institute of Technology) (Social Psychology), PhD (University of Munich)(Psychology)

Email
aigirl.tan@nie.edu.sg

Office Telephone Number
67903348

Research Interests
Creative self-efficacy, Constructive creativity framework, Effects of affect on cognition, Theories of emotion, Scientific problem solving, design and invention, Transtheoretical model, stages of change

  • A/P Tan Ai-girl graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Munich, Germany. She was a DAAD scholar during her doctorate studies, and was a visiting professor of the University of Munich Germany joint-sponsored by DAAD. A/P Tan is well versed in five languages (English, German, Japanese, Malay, and Mandarin).  A/P Tan’s research interests included multicultural education, psychology of creativity, inventive design, innovative pedagogies, and talent development. To-date she has supervised numerous doctorate and Master dissertations, and integrated new methodologies (e.g., meta-ethnography and meta-synthesis) to guide development of practitioner-researchers competencies.  A/P Tan is a life member of Educational Research Association Singapore (ERAS), and a full member of Association of Psychological Science (APS). She is the chief editor of the book series “Creativity in the 21st Century” (Springer). Recently, she was one of the NIE NTU recipients of the 20 year long-service award.