Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260

Appointment: PROFESSOR
Office: AS04/02-07A
Email: gbishop@nus.edu.sg
Tel: 6516-6415
Fax: 6778-1213
Homepage: http://www.georgebishop.net
| Brief Introduction | Teaching Areas | Current Research | Research Interests | Publications | Other Information

Brief Introduction Top

I am a health psychologist doing research on psychological aspects of physical health and also teaching courses in health psychology.

Teaching Areas Top

  • PL3242 - Health Psychology
  • PL3286 - Laboratory in Applied Psychology
  • FMA1201N - Music on the Brain
  • USE2307 - From Microbes to Nations: The Case of HIV/AIDS

Current Research Top

My current research focuses on the role of emotion, specifically angerand genetic markers in cardiovascular responses as well cardiovascular responses in emotion regulation.

Research Interests Top

  • Emotion and health
  • Role of anger in coronary heart disease
  • Genetic markers and their relationship to psychosocial factors in CHD
  • Emotion regulation
  • Psychosocial aspects of AIDS
  • Lay conceptions of physical illness
  • Cultural factors in health

Publications Top


  • Bishop, G.D. (2001).  Health psychology in Singapore: Current status and future prospects.  In Tan, A. G. & Goh, M. (Eds.). Psychology in Singapore: Development, status, and directions. (Pp. 47-59)  Singapore: McGraw-Hill.
  • Bishop, G.D. (2001).  Emotions and health.  In N.J. Smelser & P.B. Baltes (eds.), International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences, Vol. 7. (Pp. 4454-4459).  New York: Pergamon.
  • Bishop, G.D. (2001).  Mental representations of health and illness in different cultures.    In N.J. Smelser & P.B. Baltes (eds.), International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences, Vol. 10. (Pp. 6489-6491).  New York: Pergamon.
  • Bishop, G.D. & Wong, M.L. (2001).  Developing sustainable health promotion: STD and HIV prevention in Singapore.  In M. MacLachlan (ed.), Cultivating health: Cultural perspectives on promoting health. (Pp. 199-226).  Chichester, UK: Wiley.


  • Tong, E.M.W., Bishop, G.D., Diong, S.M., Enkelmann, H.C., Why, Y.P., Ang, J., Khader, M. (2004).  Social support and personality among male police officers in Singapore.  Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 109-123.
  • Bishop, G.D. (1998).  Cognitive organization of disease concepts in Singapore.    Psychology and Health, 13, 121-133.
  • Bishop, G.D., Oh, H.M.-L., & Swee, H.-Y. (2000).  Attitudes and beliefs of Singapore health care professionals concerning HIV/AIDS. Singapore Medical Journal, 41, 55-63.
  • Bishop, G.D. & Robinson, G.  (2000).  Anger, harassment and cardiovascular reactivity among Chinese and Indian men in Singapore.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 62, 684-692.
  • Why, Y.P., Bishop, G.D., Tong, E.M.W., Diong, S.M., Enkelmann, H.C., Khader, M. & Ang, J. (2003). Cardiovascular reactivity of Singaporean males as a function of task, ethnicity and interpersonal hostility. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 49, 99-110.

  • Bishop, G.D., Enkelmann, H.C., Tong, E.M.W., Why, Y.P., Diong, S.M., Ang, J. &  Khader, M. (2003).  Job demands, decisional control and cardiovascular responses.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 8, 146-156.
  • Bishop, G.D., Pek, J., & Ngau, F. (2005). Ethnicity, sex, trait anger and nocturnal blood pressure decline. Psychophysiology, 42, 290-297.
  • Ratnasingam, P. & Bishop, G.D. (2007). Social support schemas, trait anger, and cardiovascular responses. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 63, 308-316.
  • Bishop, G.D., Ngau, F., & Pek, J. (2008). Domain-specific assessment of anger expression and ambulatory blood pressure. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1726-1737.
  • 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.

Other Information Top

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