Singapore Management University, Singapore
Associate Professor William Tov is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Singapore Management University. His research focuses on the multilevel processes that underlie well-being. At the macro-level, he is interested in cultural similarities and differences in well-being as well as the societal-level conditions associated with well-being. At the micro-level, he examines daily fluctuations in emotion, satisfaction, and meaning—and how these fluctuations are influenced by positive personality traits, memory, and social interactions. He also examines the expression of emotion on social media and the veracity of such expressions as indicators of well-being. Most recently, he is conducting research on the effects of mindfulness-based exercises on daily emotion regulation and stress. At SMU, he has received recognition for his dedication to teaching excellence and was awarded an innovative teaching award for his development of an app to teach students statistical concepts. He completed his doctorate in social and personality psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work has been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and the Journal of Personality.