Critique of local study on Racism and Recruitment

An organisation called Centre for Governance and Political Studies (//centgps.com.my/ recently released a report detailing their study on racial bias on job call-back in Malaysia. Although it seemed promising at first glance, my friend Sabrena Arosh quickly pointed out to me the gaping flaws in their research based on an online article. Once I got […]

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Is Social Media Leading to Narcissism?

The importance of social media as an essential aspect of society, has grown. Not only does it provide educational materials, but it is also helpful for networking, such as for employment opportunities. It is also a medium that allows us to stay connected with our beloved ones who stay miles away. For example, scrolling Facebook […]

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Is Your Well-Being Determined by Your Self-Control?

Is Your Well-Being Determined by Your Self-Control? An inner self refers to a personal, internal identity closely related to our personal values and core beliefs that forms our personality. It is a state of consciousness that can be accessed through introspection. Having awareness of our inner self is called “being self-conscious” (Shelley & Wicklund, 1972), […]

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Why Pseudoscientific Psychology Thrives

Fighting pseudoscience is difficult and messy, even more so in Malaysian psychology. I have previously written about how to recognize pseudoscientific practices in psychology to help people without psychology degrees distinguish the quacks from the professionals so that they can avoid them when looking for services. Pseudoscience is basically empty, untested, and potentially useless or […]

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What Does Education and Policy Have to do with Suicide?

A myth that seems to be floating around in the wake of all these suicide incidents and attempts is that talking about suicide encourages it more. The truth is contrary: open communication about suicide allows people to express themselves, and when others are willing to listen, it can actually prevent suicide.

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3-Days Course = Certified Therapist? Is it Legit?

“Certification in Adult Psychological Assessment” “Certification in Expressive Art Therapy” “Certification in Professional Adult Psychotherapy” and many more… Wow! According to the NHMS 2017, 27% of Malaysians have mental problems due to stress. By attending these courses I can be a certified therapist and provide services to those living with mental health illnesses. Aren’t these […]

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It’s Not Goodbye But See You Again

Dear All, How are you doing? Here is an important announcement regarding the temporary closure of our automated chatbot services in Facebook Messenger, starting effectively from 4th January 2019. Ever since we launched our chatbot in mid-2017, we have more than 9000 users making use of our services in gaining convenient access to the directory of […]

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“I am so OCD!”: What We Need to Know about OCD

“I am so OCD!” This phrase has become a common phrase on social media to describe one’s cleaning, checking, or organising behaviours. It’s meant to be a joke, but “OCD” — the abbreviation of “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”, is one of the most common mental health disorders and it can seriously affect one’s daily functioning. However, […]

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Why I Think about Death Everyday

Death is a universal truth. We will all die one day. No one is an exception as it role calls people to be invited in an everlasting sleep. People respond in various ways when the topic of life’s finitude comes out from one’s mouth. Is it possible to speak about life by speaking about death […]

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Mindfulness: Time-Travelling With Our Minds

When I was just a kid, going to the barbershop was always exciting for me as not only is that a place for me to have a haircut, but it also acts as a free-reading zone for me of various comic books and magazines. Sitting on the barber chair, I immersed myself in the fictional […]

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