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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Challenges in Malaysia’s Mental Health Industry

I am a Psychology graduate who has been working in a private Psychiatric clinic for four months now, and though my working period could not be described as an extensive one, it did expose me to a unique and heartbreaking side of society where people struggled (sometimes daily) for their mental well-being. I hope then to share […]

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[PSYCH-CHALLENGE] Why does the spoon cost RM0.05, but not RM0.10?

A few days ago, we uploaded this photo onto our Facebook page as an Online Psychology Challenge (//bit.ly/nasilemakandspoon) for our audiences. So far, we received two different responses: RM0.05 & RM0.10. So the most crucial question is: WHY are there different responses? Because we are thinking either FASTly or SLOWly Inspired by Daniel Kahneman’s popular […]

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You Will REGRET Buying Flowers For Your GF When You’re Happy

We, as human beings have emotions. We feel happy if someone gave us a gift; we feel sad when we failed our exams; we feel angry if someone showed disrespect towards us. Emotional reactions usually don’t last for a long time and they generally fade away very quickly, but this doesn’t stop our emotions from spilling over into […]

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Why We Help One Person But Not Too Many

“One man’s death is a tragedy, but a million deaths is a statistic.”- Joseph Stalin. This article is going to discuss why we tend to help individuals rather than groups. Let’s begin with a short story: Jessica McClure gained worldwide attention when she was at her age of 18 months after she fell into the […]

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Days in a Psychiatric Department: Multidisciplinary Support

Days in a Psychiatric Department: Multidisciplinary Support Working with patients suffering from mental challenges (eg: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) is neither an easy task, nor merely an individual work. For patients to get back to function normally in life, they need multidisciplinary support from the team with specialized skills and expertise, ranging from Psychiatrist to Occupational […]

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Days in a Psychiatric Department: Schizophrenia

During my days of volunteering in the Psychiatric & Mental Health Department at my hometown, I found that the number of patients diagnosed with Schizophrenia tends to be the highest in the statistics chart. Schizophrenia (“思觉失调症”,previously known as “精神分裂症”) is one of the popular and mostly discussed mental disorders in the field of Psychology and Psychiatry but […]

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Days in a Psychiatric Department: What are Antipsychotics?

Days in a Psychiatric Department: What are Antipsychotics? “He is suffering from Psychosis”, “She is Psychotic”, “He needs to take Antipsychotics to reduce his symptoms”. We often heard about “Psychotic”, “Psychosis” and “Antipsychotics”, but what are they actually? 0.o Psychosis & Psychotic “Psychosis” refers to the abnormal condition in which the mind has ‘lost contact with […]

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Psychology Careers: Unlock Children’s Potential (feat. Annelise Ky)

Many are curious about the career of Psychology graduates. What can they do? Generally, Psychology graduates are stereotyped to enter Counseling / Clinical Psychology field (which requires them to do a Master), Human Resource Management, Marketing Department and etc. To you who have been wondering what else job / career that you can enter other […]

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