Stress & Mental Health

Stress is ubiquitous. Stress is ubiquitous; oftentimes, we experience stressful situations involving intrapersonal, interpersonal, and societal issues. Stress can affect anyone in various form, be it as traumatic events (e.g., abuse; violence), negative life events (e.g., layoff; severed relationships), and even minor hassles (e.g., road traffic; poor Wi-Fi reception). Although not all stress is ‘bad’ […]

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A Brief History of Psychology

Psychology is a science still in its infancy, but that doesn’t mean people are only interested in human behaviour in recent centuries. Classical Chinese philosophers like Laozi, Confucius, and Mencius have been interested in matters of the mind as early as the 5th Century BCE. Laozi observed that having a ‘right mind’ will lead to […]

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Grief in Butterfly Dreams: On Shifting Perspectives

“Zhuangzi’s wife died. When Huizi went to convey his condolences, he found Zhuangzi sitting with his legs sprawled out, pounding on a tub and singing. ‘You lived with her, she brought up your children and grew old,’ said Huizi. ‘It should be enough simply not to weep at her death. But pounding on a tub […]

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Say Goodbye to misconceptions about Positive Psychology!

Say Goodbye to misconceptions about Positive Psychology! Positive psychology aims to study human well-being and to discover a better way to enhance human well-being. Recently positive psychology gained interest from different settings such as personal life, counselling, coaching, clinical psychology, university, school and workplace. However, there are some misconceptions about positive psychology which are worth […]

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The Irony of Mental Health Awareness

Have you ever filled up a job application form that has a declaration page? Did you notice a sentence asking if you have ever experienced any mental illness? Now imagine if you are suffering from a form of mental illness or had it 10 years ago, what are you going to do? Declare or not […]

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“The Opposite of Addiction is (NOT) Connection”

This is a criticism to the idea of “The Opposite Of Addiction is Connection”. This idea was introduced by Johann Hari in his TED talk “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong”. Uplift Connect then made a video based on this idea and got 4.9M views and 54K shares as of the time […]

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The Areas Related To Psychology (Part 2)

In Part 1 I discussed mostly on more academic oriented disciplines (most of them are seen as sciences). In this part, we are going to look at areas that are more focused on skills and real life application. Communication and Media Studies Principles and theories of communication are most prominently seen as subjects of intuition […]

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The Areas Related To Psychology (Part 1)

Psychology is not the only area that studies human beings. While you might already know the psychology has a large variety of branches, sub-disciplines, and special topics, not everything related with human thought and behavior is necessarily labeled ‘psychology’. When browsing for interesting topics to study and work on, psychology majors need not necessarily confine […]

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Damaged: “When Walls Get Too Thick.” (Counselling Encounters.)

People are said to be intellectually superior and the most complex of all the living things that walk here on earth. We know how to think, perceive, infer, solve problems, feel, understand, express, able to achieve experiences, broaden social bounds, and all the likes within the capacity of the different aspects installed in our being. […]

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