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Dr. Jonathan Edward Ramsay

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Dr. Jonathan Edward Ramsay

Senior Lecturer, Psychology


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), Nanyang Technological University, 2010 – 2014;
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Physiology), University of Oxford, 2001–2005

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Biography

Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr. Jonathan Ramsay came to Asia in 2009 and is now a Senior Lecturer of Psychology at James Cook University, Singapore. He received a PhD in psychology from Nanyang Technological University in 2014, and a BA in psychology and physiology from the University of Oxford in 2005. Prior to joining JCU he was a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).

His research interests span areas of personality and social psychology, with a particular emphasis on the psychology of religion (including the consequences of religious belief and non-belief) and the relationships between personality, attitudes, and well-being. His current research projects examine the way religious individuals explain daily events, as well as individual differences in the relationship between subjective authenticity and well-being.

Jonathan has published in many international peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature Human Behaviour, the Journal of Research in Personality, Political Psychology, and Motivation and Emotion. He is an editorial board member for the Asian Journal of Social Psychology and regularly reviews for journals such as Motivation and Emotion and the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. He is also the recipient of several internal and external research grants.

Research Interests

  • Effects of Religious Priming
  • Antecedents and Consequences of Religious Non-Belief
  • Meaning, Teleological Explanations, and Well-Being
  • Subjective Authenticity
  • Implicit and Explicit Motives