Barriers to Seeking Counseling in Malaysia

Over the years, mental health issues have been constantly on the rise around the world, including Malaysia. Statistics showed that one-third of our population age 16 and above is experiencing various mental health disorders such as depression (The Sun Daily, 2016). However, many of us take our mental health for granted although similar care and […]

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Seeing Through the Eyes of Depressed People

Many people ask, “Why is depression such a complicated thing for others, that they even have to commit suicide?” “Couldn’t they just shrug it off and start thinking positive thoughts?” “They should just divert their thinking and do other stuff to make them occupied with productive things.” If you are a person who has these […]

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Riding Along the Roller Coaster Ride of Bipolar Disorder

Have you ever tried to ride the roller coaster? It is a thrilling ride that brings you up,… down,… then, circles you around in various directions. It gives you mixed feelings of anxiety, excitement, fear, and in the end even nausea. Imagine not getting out of the same cycle… Imagine experiencing abrupt and intense moods […]

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The Psychology of Breaking Up: Closing

Click here to read part 1 and part 2: If you have the habit of pondering about how your brain and heart influence your thoughts, you might have realized that sometimes our brain and heart are not good teammates. We would need less effort making a decision when they are both in sync. However, when […]

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The Psychology Behind Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go hardly needs any introduction. We know what is it about, what actions does it involve, and are even somewhat familiar with the franchise behind it. But it is not exactly clear what are the factors that had led it to a level of unprecedented virality. The game design and user experience is not […]

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The Psychology of Breaking Up: Part Two

Click here to read part 1: The Psychology of Breaking Up: Part 1 “I am done with you!” “Fine! You never deserved me anyway!” For all who have been through this know it from the bottom of your heart that this is easier said than done. When you leave a broken relationship behind, promise yourself […]

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WHY You Should Go to Psychology Congresses!

I don’t have much experience of joining Psychology congresses, as I have only participated in three conferences/congresses since being a psychology student. But after coming back from the International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2016) which happened in Yokohama, Japan, I hope to share with you why I encourage Psychology students to join Psychology congresses, at […]

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