Why the Internet is Crazy Over Cats

For a particular portion of the human population, the Internet (or that’s maybe just Tumblr in particular) probably equates an infinite reservoir of cat related media. Googling “c-a-t” and scrolling through the plethora of feline images might just be enough to make a suicidal person feeling warm and fuzzy inside. If that isn’t good enough, […]

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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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READ This if You Want A Psychology Degree in Malaysia

READ This if You Want A Psychology Degree in Malaysia Back in my hometown (Sandakan, Sabah) the decision to pursue a bachelor’s degree of psychology in Malaysia, especially in 2012, was not welcomed by the people around me. This was largely due to the misconceptions towards psychology in my hometown. The common comments that I […]

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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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Why Our Holiday Felt So Short?: Time Perception

The Holiday Paradox Holidays always end fast. But once we are back to school or work, we feel that we had a long holiday. Claudia Hammond (2012) coined this phenomenon as the “Holiday Paradox”. But, how can our holidays be short and long at the same time? This contradictory time experience is related to how […]

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GPSing Well-Being: Self-Compassion

When our best friend is having some difficult moments in his/her life, we will definitely offer our kindness to him/her. Let’s change the situation: If we encounter difficult moments, do we treat ourselves with the same kindness that we offer to our best friends? Going deeper into the situation: What do we do when our […]

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GPSing Well-being: Gratitude

GPSing Well-being: Gratitude At some point of our life, someone, perhaps your parents, teachers, lecturers or friends have done a little thing; this little thing, although it is small but you feel grateful. What is that thing we feel grateful? Cooking a meal for you? Spending precious time to teach you? Or Being with you […]

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CCC (Chemistry, Compatibility, Commitment)

CCC. Chemistry. Compatibility. Commitment. These are the 3 things that are needed to make a relationship work, based on what I understand so far. Chemistry is what attracts you to someone, what makes you take that first step. It is not necessarily about good looks. In fact, I do not think it is about a […]

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When Virtual Reality (VR) meets Autism

Autism. The term which the German psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler coined for the unfortunate happenstance of its victim. Deciphering the word for its true meaning, one would discover from its Greek root, ‘autos’ (self) and ‘ismos’ (action/state) and share the bleak outlook which the 20th-century psychiatrist had for the condition, a condition of morbid self-absorption. One […]

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