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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How Self-compassion Improve Our Well-being?

Believe it or not, 70% of the people in this world does not possess self-compassion. So what is 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 […]

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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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Stay Sober With These 3 Healthy Habits

Keeping steady on the road to recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction means more than just quitting a substance; it’s an entire lifestyle change. Rebuilding a healthy life not only helps keep the threat of relapse at bay, but also creates an overall sense of well-being by supporting your success with a vibrant, fulfilling […]

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Stress & Mental Health

Stress is ubiquitous. Stress is ubiquitous; oftentimes, we experience stressful situations involving intrapersonal, interpersonal, and societal issues. Stress can affect anyone in various form, be it as traumatic events (e.g., abuse; violence), negative life events (e.g., layoff; severed relationships), and even minor hassles (e.g., road traffic; poor Wi-Fi reception). Although not all stress is ‘bad’ […]

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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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