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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[PSYCH-CHALLENGE] Why does the spoon cost RM0.05, but not RM0.10?

A few days ago, we uploaded this photo onto our Facebook page as an Online Psychology Challenge (//bit.ly/nasilemakandspoon) for our audiences. So far, we received two different responses: RM0.05 & RM0.10. So the most crucial question is: WHY are there different responses? Because we are thinking either FASTly or SLOWly Inspired by Daniel Kahneman’s popular […]

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[PSYCH 010] PSYCHIATRY OR PSYCHOLOGY?

Chances are this article should be useless to a psychology student as most courses, even at a pre-university level, would keep note of the differences at your very first lecture. By now you should be bored and weary of seeing “psychiatry is not psychology” articles: this is dedicated for those who might be still sitting […]

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