Sunday, April 21, 2013

Yongming Han to Brown for Ph.D

I'm really proud of my student Yongming Han, who is defending a Humean account of willpower in his undergraduate thesis, and who has recently accepted an offer to join the Ph.D program at Brown. He had offers from several good Masters and Ph.D programs.

We have a lot of excellent undergraduates at NUS, and Yongming was an awesome example. He read lots of opponents of mine that I hadn't read yet and laid out excellent ways to respond to them, and helped me learn about lots of recent psychological experiments that I didn't know. Working with him was not only wonderful from a teaching standpoint, but a boon to my research. I think he and the excellent people working on motivation and action at Brown will be able to do great things together.