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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See the World Difference | Dr Alvin Ng

Autism, to typically developing people, is essentially a deficit in social understanding and skills, coupled with rigidity in interests and behaviour, that ranges from mild to moderate to severe. People with autism may seem aloof, uninterested or awkward in socialising, thus often do not make friends well, or worse, get bullied on a regular basis. […]

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[PSYCH 100] The First Steps into Psychology

Throughout the past seven or so months, I have done quite a bit of writing on psychology for the level Zero series in Project PsychSeeing. But they are actually meant to help individuals decide whether committing themselves to psychology is the choice they want, along with my personal philosophical ramblings that simply do not belong […]

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Why “Finding Your True Self” Is A Waste Of Time

Acknowledgements: This piece of writing was inspired by Scibabe’s article which I linked below. Bear in mind that I harbor no ill will towards self-help writers and life coaches, but the notion of ‘finding one’s self’ or awakening it as if it’s a compulsory temporary process bothers me. The bottom line is that the self-actualization we are […]

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Ideas from a brain in a vat: Why we could use some philosophizing

The word philosophy no doubt conjures the image of wizened old men swathed in their Ottoman chairs, pipes puffing smoke as they whittle the day away with their sagacious discourse on all matters philosophical, be they the meaning of one’s existence, the eternal debate of free will versus determinism, or even the provenance of life […]

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Can Women & Men JUST Be Friends?

The Case of Harry meets Sally Harry and Sally both have commitments to someone else. Sally thinks that Harry and Sally can just be friends. Harry thinks Harry and Sally cannot be just friends.   This is the rough plot of the film “When Harry Met Sally…” which was way back in 1989, the main […]

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