The 2022 Symposium on Well-Being: Are You Okay? Mental Well-Being in the Age of Mis/Disinformation


Synopsis

The ‘information explosion’ era has made information and knowledge building more accessible and rapid than ever before in human history. However, there is growing concern about how mis/disinformation can impact our mental well-being, as discerning between various sources becomes increasingly challenging. Issues of concern range from growing anxiety and fear stemming from alarming news, to making harmful life choices, and to vilifying segments of our population.

This symposium explores some issues we should be aware of in light of such growing concerns over mis/disinformation, and how we can continue to maintain good mental well-being in the face of more complex and persuasive forms of mis/disinformation.

Enquiries

For enquiries, please write to measure_well_being@suss.edu.sg.

Speakers

*Click on each speaker's photo to view their bio and abstract.
PN Balji

PN Balji

Veteran journalist
Former Editor of TODAY & The New Paper

Fake news and mental health: Where to draw the line?
Nicholas Fang

Nicholas Fang

Founder & Managing Director, Black Dot Research

Pandemic, disinformation and closed groups – echo chambers or source of comfort?
Omer Ali Saifudeen

Omer Ali Saifudeen

Senior Lecturer, Public Safety & Security Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Shedding light on the dark arts of disinformation and how it shapes our well-being
Charmaine Lim

Charmaine Lim

Associate Faculty, Psychology Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Lead of Special Projects, Health & Wellbeing Office, National University of Singapore

The psychology of mis/disinformation

Programme

TimeProgramme
1.00pm - 1.30pmRegistration
Please be seated by 1.15pm
1.30pm - 1.35pmPresident's Address
Professor Cheong Hee Kiat
President, Singapore University of Social Sciences
1.35pm - 1.55pmFake news and mental health: Where to draw the line?
Mr PN Balji
Veteran Journalist; Former Editor of TODAY & The New Paper
1.55pm - 2.15pmPandemic, disinformation and closed groups – echo chambers or source of comfort?
Mr Nicholas Fang
Founder & Managing Director, Black Dot Research
2.15pm - 2.25pmQ&A with Mr PN Balji and Mr Nicholas Fang
2.25pm - 2.45pmShedding light on the dark arts of disinformation and how it shapes our well-being
Dr Omer Ali Saifudeen
Senior Lecturer, Public Safety & Security Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences
2.45pm - 3.05pmThe psychology of mis/disinformation
Dr Charmaine Lim
Associate Faculty, Psychology Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Lead of Special Projects, Health & Wellbeing Office, National University of Singapore
3.05pm - 3.15pmQ&A with Dr Omer Ali Saifudeen and Dr Charmaine Lim
3.15pm - 3.45pmTea Break
3.45pm - 4.40pmPanel Discussion
4.40pm - 5.00pmAwards Presentation and Closing
End

Getting Here

Visitor Guide

Lifelong Learning Institute

11 Eunos Road 8,
Lifelong Learning Institute,
Singapore 408601

Getting here

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By car:

From PIE, exit Paya Lebar Road, left turn after Cisco Building towards Eunos Ave 5/Eunos Road 8. Turn right into Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) carpark.

From Sims Avenue, turn left onto Paya Lebar Road, past Shell station on the right, make a U-turn at the traffic junction. After, turn left after Cisco Building towards Eunos Ave 5. Turn right into Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) carpark.

From Guillemard Road, drive straight to Paya Lebar Road, straight down past Shell station on the right, make a U-turn at the traffic junction. After that, left turn after Cisco Building towards Eunos Ave 5. Turn right into Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) carpark.

Parking on Campus
Cars
6.00am - 5.59pm$1.15 per half hour
6.00am - 11.59pm (Full Day Parking)Max. cap $18.00
Motorcycles
6.00am - 5.59pm$0.80 for 1st hour. $0.80 for subsequent half hour
6.00am - 11.59pm (Full Day Parking)$10.00 per entry
Bus

Paya Lebar Road
(near Paya Lebar MRT):

Service 24, 28, 43, 70, 70M, 76, 135, 154, 155

Sims Avenue
(Tanjong Katong Complex):

Service 2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28,30, 51, 67, 154, 155

MRT

By MRT:

Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) is a 3 minutes walk from Paya Lebar MRT, accessible via the East-West Line (EW8) and Circle Line (CC9).

  • Circle Line (CC9), Exit B
    Upon exiting, walk straight and you will see LLI on your right after passing Paya Lebar Square.
  • East-West Line (EW8), Exit A
    Upon exiting, turn left and walk straight until you reach Paya Lebar Road.
    Then, turn right, walk straight and you will see LLI on your right, after passing Paya Lebar Square.
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