Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science
Jaya Kumar graduated from University Putra Malaysia with a BSc in Biotechnology and from University Kebangsaan Malaysia with an MSc in Genetics. He then taught A Level, UNSW Foundation Year and AUSMAT Biology for 7 years prior to joining the University of Nottingham Malaysia. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, studying the effects of stereotype threat on students within a classroom setting.
Biology, Genetics, Stereotypes and Prejudice, Social Psychology, Stereotype Threat, Stereotype Inoculation, Role Model Effect
Previously taught on these courses in the Foundation in Science and School of Psychology:
Currently teaching on the following modules:
I also convene an NAA module, Students as Change Agents (NAA1189).
Understanding psychological barriers to healthy interactions between students and teachers is vital in order to promote a positive classroom experience. One crucial factor that might contribute to… read more
Understanding psychological barriers to healthy interactions between students and teachers is vital in order to promote a positive classroom experience. One crucial factor that might contribute to classroom experience is the fear of making mistakes. But we know very little about the conditions under which such fears become particularly salient, the psychological mechanisms underlying them, and possible vaccines against such incapacitating mind-set. Therefore, my PhD is exploring inter alia, the implications of social category salience, meta-stereotyping and teaching style on Malaysian students' classroom participation. In the end, I expect to integrate assumptions derived from the social identity theory, stereotype inoculation model, stereotype content model and the status and persuasibility hypothesis into a richer framework explaining classroom experience amongst Malaysian university students.
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