Be The Catalyst (Asia) is established as a not-for-profit and grassroots research institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our vision is to bring people of different backgrounds together to create new knowledge and drive change for good. We draw our strength from academia, civil society, business and government to generate new solutions to the challenges that we all face.

Our mission will be achieved by pursuing three aims:

  • Aim 1: Advance new knowledge and learning
  • Aim 2: Build research impact
  • Aim 3: Build a strong research institution

Our Research Hubs

> Sex, Health and Society (SHS) Hub

Our hub goes further to examine the interplay between social psychological theoretical perspectives and social issues. Much of our research examines the self and social identity; particularly from the perspective of members of socially marginalised groups. SHS Hub conducts cutting edge research across a variety of topics in social, environmental and organisational areas.

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> Social Change and Liveability (SCL) Hub

Our hub explores a wide range of issues including climate change, energy, transport, water, resource use, land use, conservation, cities and communities, business and lifestyles. We go further to apply the behavioural sciences to benefit people and society, bringing an understanding of psychological concepts to support positive behaviour change for individuals, groups and organisations. Making a positive difference. Every day. Sustainability is at the core of everything we do.

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> Social Cognitive and Neural Sciences HubComing Soon

Our hub investigates the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms that allow people to make sense of their social worlds. We integrate insights and techniques across social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, affective science, and vision science.

We are launching soon. We are working hard. We are almost ready to launch. Something awesome is coming soon.

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