Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Elizabeth Kim
Education Research Scientist, OER Centre for Research in Child Development
Research Scientist, National Institute of Education - Office of Education Research
Dr Elizabeth Kim is a developmental psychologist specialising in social conformity in early childhood. In particular, her work explores how preschoolers deal with positive and negative social pressure by peers across various domains (ex. moral judgments, health behaviors) and cultures. She received her doctorate in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California Irvine and her Master of Education in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research has been supported by Fulbright Scholarship, the US National Science Foundation and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), among others. She is currently investigating how to promote early social-emotional and leadership skills among preschoolers through various training methods. Her recent collaborations explore how to enhance young children's engagement and well-being in creative spaces, and the use of AI/technology to support children's learning in non-formal learning environments.
- Social conformity and decision-making in preschoolers
- Prosocial behavior interventions
- Cross-cultural differences in social and moral development
- Social eating behaviors in early childhood
- Parent socialization
- Creative spaces for young children
A*STAR Research Attachment Programme Award 2016/2017
Center for Asian Studies Grant, University of California, Irvine 2015
Graduate Student Mentoring Award, School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine 2015
Singapore Children’s Society Research Grant 2014
Fellowships & Other Recognition
National Science Foundation East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship 2014
Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Fellowship 2013
U.S. Fulbright Fellowship 2011