[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 (http://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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Debunking the myth – Why positive thinking can be perilous

“You should be more positive, think happy thoughts!” If I had a dollar every time someone shoves that phrase at my face, I’m positive (*snicker*) I would spend my days rolling around in my vast fortune and grow fat from eating expensive caviar. Exaggerations aside, a lot of us are pretty much socialized to revere […]

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You Will REGRET Buying Flowers For Your GF When You’re Happy

We, as human beings have emotions. We feel happy if someone gave us a gift; we feel sad when we failed our exams; we feel angry if someone showed disrespect towards us. Emotional reactions usually don’t last for a long time and they generally fade away very quickly, but this doesn’t stop our emotions from spilling over into […]

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[PSYCH 111] PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH METHODS: OVERVIEW

It has been a while since I actually written anything of this sort. I still have doubts if I should restart this writing habit using research methods as a kickstart but we will see where we can get from here. Do excuse my seemingly random subject codes for this write-up and many to come. THE […]

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Why Psychology NEEDS Statistics

Why Psychology NEEDS Statistics Here’s a neat trick: Say the words “SPSS” or “Factorial ANOVA” to a psychology student, and chances are you’ll get to see their faces twitch and convulse as they struggle to suppress the horror that you’ve just conjured within them. Few go into psychology “ecstatic” about learning statistics, which is perfectly […]

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Why We Help One Person But Not Too Many

“One man’s death is a tragedy, but a million deaths is a statistic.”- Joseph Stalin. This article is going to discuss why we tend to help individuals rather than groups. Let’s begin with a short story: Jessica McClure gained worldwide attention when she was at her age of 18 months after she fell into the […]

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Days in a Psychiatric Department: Multidisciplinary Support

Days in a Psychiatric Department: Multidisciplinary Support Working with patients suffering from mental challenges (eg: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) is neither an easy task, nor merely an individual work. For patients to get back to function normally in life, they need multidisciplinary support from the team with specialized skills and expertise, ranging from Psychiatrist to Occupational […]

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Days in a Psychiatric Department: Schizophrenia

During my days of volunteering in the Psychiatric & Mental Health Department at my hometown, I found that the number of patients diagnosed with Schizophrenia tends to be the highest in the statistics chart. Schizophrenia (“思觉失调症”,previously known as “精神分裂症”) is one of the popular and mostly discussed mental disorders in the field of Psychology and Psychiatry but […]

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