Associate Professor Shamsul Haque

Contact Details

Tel: +603 5514 6318
Fax: +603 5514 6307
Office: Room 3-2-08

Profile Summary

Associate Professor Shamsul Haque is a cognitive psychologist with extensive teaching and research experience. He has published his works in various local and international peer reviewed journals and edited books. His current research interests focus on the retrieval processes of autobiographical memory, cognitive impairments following sleep deprivation, cognitive determinants of self-harm, false memory, construction of autobiographical memory in psychiatric patients, cultural influences in autobiographical recollection, and the neuropsychology of autobiographical memory.


Teaching responsibility

  • PSY3062: Research Methods and Theory
  • PSY2051: Research Design and Analysis (co-teaching with Dr. Vanlal Thanzami and Dr. Tam Cai Lian)



BSc (Hons), M.Sc.(Dhaka), PhD (Bristol)

Research Projects

Ongoing projects

1. Project title: Transmission of Cultural Life Scripts
Sponsor: Flinders University Australia
Amount: RM3,600.00
Year: 2015

2. Project title: The effects of socioeconomic status on cognitive brain function in a sample of Malaysian young adults
Sponsor: SETA, Monash University Malaysia
Amount: RM20,000.00
Year: 2015-2016

3. Project title: Quality of Light - Impact of Visual and Non-Visual Effects
Sponsor: CREST, Malaysia
Amount: RM445,263.00
Year: 2015-2018

4. Project title: Neuroeconomic underpinnings of non-cooperation and cooperation in sustainable use of shared natural resources
Sponsor: FRGS, Ministry of Education, Malaysia
Amount: RM54,500.00
Year: 2014-2015

5. Project title: Neuroeconomic foundation of social communication, cooperation, and noncooperation in managing the commons
Sponsor: SETA, Monash University Malaysia
Amount: RM35,100.00
Year: 2014-2015


Current research supervision

1. Intan Aidura Alias
Project title: Age-related positivity effect in autobiographical memory (co-supervising with Dr. Tam Cai Lian)
2. Aris Safree
Project title: Probing the life scripts for autobiographical memories in a multi-ethnic society (co-supervising with Dr. Miriam Park)
3. Soon Lee
Project title: Psychological predictors of social network sites use (co-supervising with Dr. Miriam Park)

Research Supervision


Recent publications


Haque, S., & Sheppard, E. (2015). Culture and cognition: A collection of critical essays. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Articles and chapters

Mozumder, M. K., & Haque, S. (2015). Stereotypical thoughts and perceptions among Chakma and settler Bengalis in southeastern Bangladesh. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 285-288

Janssen, S. M. G., & Haque, S. (2015). Cultural life scripts in autobiographical memory. In S. Haque & E. Sheppard (Eds.). Culture and cognition: A collection of critical essays (pp. 27-44). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Haque, S., & Sheppard, E. (2015). Introduction. In S. Haque & E. Sheppard (Eds.). Culture and cognition: A collection of critical essays (pp. 13-23). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Goh, P. H., & Haque, S. (2015). Nomination of best vs. worst politicians and entertainers: Examining the reminiscence bump for subjective judgments (under review).

Mozumder, M. K., Park, M. S., Bonn, G. B., & Haque, S. (2015). Modeling racial prejudice: Connecting factors from multiple disciplines (under review).

Haque, S., Juliana, E., Khan, R., & Hasking, P. (2014). Autobiographical memory and hierarchical search strategies in depressed and non-depressed participants. BMC Psychiatry, 14:310.

Haque, S. (2012). Cultural age norms for transitional life events in Malaysian society. In N. M. Noor & M. A. Dzulkifli (Eds.), Psychology in Malaysian: Current research and future direction (pp. 52-66). Kuala Lumpur: Pearson Malaysia.

Goodwin, R., Haque, S., Hassan, S. B. S., Dhanoa, A. (2011). Representations of swine flu: perspectives from a Malaysian pig farm. Public Understanding of Science, 20(4), 477-490.

Seow, C. H., & Haque, S. (2011). Raising an autistic child: A bumpy road to eventual success. Proyash, 1, 36-37.

Haque, S. & Hasking, P. (2010). Life scripts for emotionally charged autobiographical memories: A cultural explanation of the reminiscence bump. Memory, 18(7), 712-729.

Goodwin, R., Haque, S., Neto, F., & Myers, L. (2010). Letter: Initial behavioural and attitudinal responses to influenza A, H1N1 (“Swine flu”). Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64:182.

Haque, S. (2009). Risk perception, anxiety and behavior change following the Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Newsletter, 1(9), 3-4.

Goodwin, R., Haque, S., Neto, F., & Myers, L. (2009). Initial psychological responses to influenza A, H1N1 (“Swine flu”). BMC Infectious Disease, 9:166.

Goodwin, R., Haque, S., Neto, F., & Myers, L. (2009). Rapid response: Societal responses to swine flu. British Medical Journal, 338: b1791.

Haque, S. (2007). Gender variation in reminiscence phenomenon: A cross-cultural investigation. In J. H. Liu, C. Ward, A. B. I. Bernardo, M. Karasawa, & R. Fischer (Eds.), Casting the individual in societal and cultural contexts: Social and societal psychology for Asia and the pacific (pp. 273-293). Seoul: Kyoyook-Kwahak-Sa Publishing Company.

Haque, S. (2007). Childhood amnesia and reminiscence phenomenon in elderly participants: A cross-cultural investigation. In I. Tufan (Ed.), Proceedings Book of the 2nd International Symposium on Social and Applied Gerontology in Turkey (pp.279-304). Turkey: Geroyay.

Guimond, S., Branscombe, N., Brunot, S., Buunk, B. P., Chatard, A., Desert, M., Garcia, D., Haque, S., Martinot, D. and Yzerbyt, V. (2007). Culture, gender, and the self: Variations and impact of social comparison processes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 92(6), 1118-1134.

Schmitt, D.P., Allik, J., Mccrae, R.R., Benet-Martinez, V., Alcalay, L., Ault, L., Austers, I., Bennett, K.L., Bianchi, G., Boholst, F., Borg Cunen, M.A., Braeckman, J., Brainerd Jr., E.G., Caral, L.G.A., Caron, G., Casullo, M.M., Cunningham, M., Daibo, I., De Backer, C., De Souza, E., Diaz-Loving, R., Diniz, G., Durkin, K., Echegaray, M., Eremsoy, E., Euler, H.A., Falzon, R., Fisher, M.L., Foley, D., Fry, D.P., Fry, S., Ghayur, M.A., Giri, V.N., Golden, D.L., Grammer, K., Grimaldi, L., Halberstadt, J., Haque, S., et al. (2007).  The geographical distribution of big five personality traits: Patterns and profiles of human self-description across 56 nations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 38(2), 1-40.

Guimond, S., Chatard, A., Branscombe, N., Brunot, S., Buunk, B. P., Conway, M. A., Crisp, R., Dambrun, M., Desert, M., Garcia, D., Haque, S., Leyens, J-P., Lorenzi-Cioldi, F., Martinot, D., Redersdroff, S., and Yzerbyt, V. (2006). Social comparison across cultures II: Change and stability in self-views- experimental evidence. In S. Guimond (Ed.), Social Comparison and Social Psychology: Understanding Cognition, Intergroup Relations and Culture (pp. 318-344). Cambridge University Press.

Haque, S. (2006). How accurate is our autobiographical recollection? Faculty Research Bulletin, International Islamic University Malaysia, 1(1), 9-10.

Haque, S. (2005). Acculturation, identity, and autobiographical memory: Reference to Malaysia. In Z. A. Ansari, N. M. Noor, & A. Haque (Eds.), Issues in Contemporary Malaysian Psychology (pp. 71-107). Singapore: Thomson Publishing.

Haque, S. (2005). Age of attaining adulthood and the period of reminiscence bump: A study of autobiographical memory amongst Bangladeshi immigrants in Britain. Bangladesh Psychological Studies, 15, 97-114.

Conway, M. A., Wang, Q., Hanyu, K., & Haque, S. (2005). A cross-cultural investigation of autobiographical memory: On the universality and cultural variation of the reminiscence bump. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 36, 6, 739-749.

Recent keynote speech

Haque, S. (10 June, 2015). Autobiographical Memory: processes and functions. At the Malaysian International Psychology Conference.