Dr Goh Pei Hwa


Email: goh.peihwa@monash.edu
Tel: +603 46000 (Ext: 61368)
Office: Room 4-4-60

Profile Summary

Dr Goh Pei Hwa completed her undergraduate studies on scholarship at Monash Malaysia and was among the first batch of graduates of the Honours program at Monash Malaysia. She then pursued her PhD at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland under the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. Upon graduating from her PhD studies, Pei Hwa joined the Department of Psychology at Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia as a lecturer in July 2017.


BSc (Hons) in Psychological Science and Business (Malaysia), PhD in Psychology (Switzerland)

Professional Affiliation

Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy


Dr Goh Pei Hwa's research interests revolve around interpersonal perception, and how it varies across and within individuals, and culture. She is primarily interested in the roles of affective states and motivation and how they relate to perceptions. In particular, she has examined these processes within the context of sexual interest perceptions in interpersonal interactions, stress and psychological well-being, as well as negotiations.

Currently, she is working on further examining the association between self-esteem and perceptions of mate value, and also examining possible gender differences in metaperceptions of sexual interest.


Goh, P. H., Stoeckli, P. L., & Schoebi, D. (2017). Mood and the perception of sexual interest in different cultural contexts: A comparison between a Malaysian and a Swiss sample. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Manuscript under review.

Xu, W., Ding, X., Zhuang, Y., Yuan, G., An, Y., Shi, Z., & Goh, P. H. (2017) Perceived haze, stress, and negative emotions: An ecological momentary assessment study of the affective responses to haze. Journal of Health Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1359105317717600

Xu, W., An, Y., Ding, X., Yuan, G., Zhuang, Y., & Goh, P. H. (2017). Dispositional mindfulness, negative posttraumatic belieds, and academic burnout among adolescents following the 2016 Yancheng Tornado. Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 405 – 409.

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