Dr. Kam Ming Lim

Dr. Kam Ming Lim

Brief Introduction

Dr Kam Ming Lim is the Associate Dean for Programme Planning and Management (Office of Teacher Education) at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is also an Associate Professor with the Psychological Studies Academic Group at NIE. He was the Sub-Dean of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education programmes at NIE (2007-2009). He served as chairs of various curriculum review and enhancement committees at NIE. He also served on committees at the Singapore Ministry of Education for the review and implementation of various education policies. As a researcher, Dr Lim has obtained several research grants worth more than one million Singapore dollars. Dr Lim was the Membership Chair/Council Member of the Singapore Psychological Society (1999-2003). He received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in Singapore from the Singapore Psychological Society in 2005. His additional awards include: Special Teaching Award from Miami University, Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association, National Service Award from Psi Chi and Barton Scholarship from Eastern Michigan University. He was listed twice in Marquis’s Who’s Who in Asia (1st ed.)(2007) and (2nd ed.)(2012) and in Marquis’s Who’s Who in the World (13th ed.)(1996) and (20th ed.)(2003). He has held teaching and administrative positions at a number of universities/colleges in the USA and Malaysia. He is currently the Vice-President of the Educational Research Association of Singapore. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Psi Chi, Sigma Xi, Singapore Psychological Society, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology and Society for Personality & Social Psychology.


Selected publications

Taylor, P. G., Low, E. L., Lim, K. M., & Hui, C. (2013). Making learning visible in initial teacher education: A pedagogical characterisation scheme. Educational Research for Policy & Practice, DOI 10.1007/s10671-012-9140-2


Krishnan, P., & Lim, K. M. (2012). Health-seeking behaviour among single elderly Indian men on financial assistance in Singapore. Asian Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 7, 95-100.


Yeung, A. S., Lim, K. M., Tay, E. G., Lam-Chiang, A. C. & Hui, C. (2012). Relating use of digital technology by pre-service teachers to confidence: A Singapore survey. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 28, 1317-1332.


Choy, D., Lim, K. M., Chong, S., & Wong, A. F. L. (2012) A confirmatory factor analytic approach on perceptions of knowledge and skills in teaching (PKST). Psychological Reports, 110, 589-597.


Wong, A. F. L., Chong, S., Choy, D., & Lim, K. M. (2011). Investigating changes in pedagogical knowledge and skills from pre-service to the initial year of teaching. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, DOI 10.1007/s10671-011-9108-7


Gentile, D. A., Anderson, C. A., Yukawa, S., Ihori, N., Saleem, M., Lim, K. M.,

Shibuya, A., Liau, A. K., Khoo, A., Bushman, B. J., Huesmann, L. R., & Sakamoto, A. (2009). The effects of prosocial video games on prosocial behaviors: International evidence from correlational, longitudinal, and experimental studies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 752-763.


Ang, R. P., Lau, S., Tan, A. G., & Lim, K. M. (2007). Refining the Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Help scale: Factorial invariance across two Asian samples. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 40, 130-141.


Lim, K. M. (2007). Development of prosocial values: Service-learning as a strategy.  In H. W. E. Lui & S. S. Wong (Eds.), Youth guidance: Issues, interventions & reflections (pp. 28-40). Singapore: Pearson Education.  


Ang, H. L., & Lim, K. M. (2007). Effects of anchoring on perceived self-efficacy, task persistence and performance. The Korean Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving, 17, 51-63.


Lim, K. M., Khoo, A., & Wong, M. Y. (2007). Relationship of delinquent behaviours to prosocial orientations of adolescents. North American Journal of Psychology, 9,183-188.


Lim, K. M., & Ang, R. P. (2006). Relationship of primary versus secondary control

beliefs to attitudes toward seeking help. North American Journal of Psychology, 8, 557-566.


Ng, B. H., & Lim, K. M. (2006). Help-seeking behaviour of low income families in a

family service centre setting. Social Service Journal, 18, 13-14.


Bay, G. K. S., & Lim, K. M. (2006). Correlations of multiple intelligences and

emotional intelligence: A closer analysis of theoretical assumptions. The Korean

       Journal of Thinking & Problem Solving, 16, 53-64.


Ang, R. P., Lim, K. M., Tan, A. G., & Yau, T. Y. (2004). Effects of gender and

sex role orientation on help-seeking attitudes. Current Psychology, 23, 203-214.