PSYCHSEEING: The Myths of Being A Psychology Major

PSYCHSEEING: The Myths of Being A Psychology Major Personally I didn’t have the most difficult Year One mostly because I did my own research before joining and wasn’t caught by surprise of the nature of the program. I am rather aware of the common misconceptions of the life of a psychology student from the general […]

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What You Don’t Know About Experts (of all fields)

I recently finished Tom Nichols’s bestseller ‘The Death of Expertise’ and felt the familiar urge to write and think, and attempt to get readers on the same page. While I believe his concerns about the erosion of expertise are over-exaggerated and almost certainly an American phenomenon, there is some wisdom to be shared around if we want […]

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A Brief (but long) History of Psychology

A Brief (but long) 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 […]

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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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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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A Fuzzy Outline of the Political Psychology of Science

This writing seeks to roughly illustrate some rudimentary interactions between science and politics with a psychological framework. Below is an overview of the interaction between the three parties: public, politicians, and scientists. Politician-Public ‘Science is the pursuit of knowledge, knowledge is power, power is politics.’ Science has long been seen as the holy grail of […]

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Brief Review of ‘Sapiens’, and Why You Should Read It

Yuval Noah Harari was a foreign name to me before I encountered one of the first TED Dialogues where he was hosted to have a conversation about the recent political divide. What fascinated me the most during the dialogue was his astounding capability to manage a large amount of knowledge across multiple vastly different domains […]

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Recognizing Pseudo-Psychology

Psychology is an area that concerns itself with human behavior. Any questions, theories, or claims about how humans behave and think is technically ‘psychology’. The internet is flooded with these concerns, such as “ways to be happier”, “what kind of friend are you”, “ways to be more productive”, “how to be a better leader”, or […]

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The Psycho-Neuro Diplomacy: FAQs On The Link of Brain Science To Psychology

Modern psychology is tightly associated with neuroscience, but they are not indistinguishable from each other. Many articles from science journalism websites are often titled “The Neuroscience of [insert behavior/psychological phenomenon/construct]”, which suggests the close link between the two fields. So what is the exact nature of that relationship? Is neuroscience the future of psychology? Is […]

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