Farah Mutiasari Djalal, S.Psi., M.Sc., Ph.D

Farah Mutiasari Djalal, S.Psi., M.Sc., Ph.D

Lecturer Specialists S3 I D6035
Kemanggisan ilir III/45, Palmerah, Jakarta Barat 11480

Teaching Courses 

  • Logic and Scientific Writing 
  • Psychological research: Quantitative Approach 
  • Experimental Methods in Psychology 
  • Learning and Cognitive Psychology  
  • Social Cognition  
  • Social Psychology 


  • Bachelor of Psychology (S. Psi.)  


Universitas Indonesia 


  • Master of Science (M. Sc.)  

Social Psychology 

Tilburg University, The Netherlands 


  • Philosophical Doctor (Ph. D.)  

Cognitive Psychology/Psycholinguistics  

Leuven University, Belgium 


Academic Experience 

  • JUNIOR RESEARCHER, Psychology Research Centre (LPPsi) University of Indonesia, Jakarta-Indonesia, 2009-2010 
  • VISITING SCHOLAR, Concept and Categorization Research Group (ConCat), Leuven-Belgium, 2018 
  • LECTURER, Psychology Department, BINUS University, Jakarta-Indonesia, 2018-Present 





Research Interest 

My area of focus is Cognitive-Linguistic Psychology where I mainly investigate concepts and categories, specifically on how the use of words and their meanings (semantics) relate to human cognitive processes. My research focuses on the use of concepts and how people (children and adults) categorize objects based on their cognition and the perceived meaning of words. I am also personally interested in promoting, studying, and evaluating the Open science research practices in psychological science in Indonesia. 


Stel, M., van Dijk, E., Smith, P., van Dijk, W., & Djalal F.M. (2011). Lowering the pitch of your voice makes you feel more powerful and think more abstractly. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3 (4), 497-502.doi: 10.1177/ 1948550611427610. 

Djalal F.M., Ameel E., & Storms, G. (2016). The typicality ranking task: A new method to derive typicality judgments from children. PLoS ONE, 11(6): e0157936. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157936 

Djalal, F.M., Storms, G., Ameel, E., & Heyman, T. (2017). Feature taxonomy: What type of features do children associate with categories and how do they fare in predicting category judgments? Acta Psychologica, 178, 114-123. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.04.009 

Djalal, F.M., Hampton, J.A., Storms, G., & Heyman, T. (2018). Relationship between Extensions and Intensions in Categorization: A Match Made in Heaven? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44(4), 655-666. doi: 10.1037/xlm0000469  

Djalal, F.M., Voorspoels, W., Storms, G., & Heyman, T. (2019). Is jellyfish more of a fish in English than in Dutch? The effect of informative labels. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(4), 792-797. doi: 10.1177/1747021818777094 

Member of (if any) 

  • Psychonomic Society (2014-2020) 

Research Grant 

  • DBOF doctoral scholarships 2012-2017 – University of Leuven 
  • SAME Post-doctoral 2018 scholarships – The Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia 
  • NWO Open Science 2020 research grant – The Dutch Research Council 


  • Tian Oei award for the best bachelor psychology thesis, 2009 
  • Rector’s Award 2nd Best Lecturer BINUS University, 2022