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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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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The Downside of Mental Health Awareness

Have you ever filled up a job application form that has a declaration page? Did you notice a sentence asking if you have ever experienced any mental illness? Now imagine if you are suffering from a form of mental illness or had it 10 years ago, what are you going to do? Declare or not […]

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“The Opposite of Addiction is (NOT) Connection”

This is a criticism to the idea of “The Opposite Of Addiction is Connection”. This idea was introduced by Johann Hari in his TED talk “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong”. Uplift Connect then made a video based on this idea and got 4.9M views and 54K shares as of the time […]

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The Areas Related To Psychology (Part 2)

In Part 1 I discussed mostly on more academic oriented disciplines (most of them are seen as sciences). In this part, we are going to look at areas that are more focused on skills and real life application. Communication and Media Studies Principles and theories of communication are most prominently seen as subjects of intuition […]

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The Areas Related To Psychology (Part 1)

Psychology is not the only area that studies human beings. While you might already know the psychology has a large variety of branches, sub-disciplines, and special topics, not everything related with human thought and behavior is necessarily labeled ‘psychology’. When browsing for interesting topics to study and work on, psychology majors need not necessarily confine […]

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Spotting Signs of Cyberbullying: A Parents’ Guide

The online world is a haven for people to harass and torment others. Some of the aggressor’s victims may include your own kids. There’s no need to feel helpless, however. Here are some ways to spot the signs of cyberbullying and stop it in its tracks. Know the Symptoms A child suffering from cyberbullying will […]

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A Fuzzy Outline of the Political Psychology of Science

This writing seeks to roughly illustrate some rudimentary interactions between science and politics with a psychological framework. Below is an overview of the interaction between the three parties: public, politicians, and scientists. Politician-Public ‘Science is the pursuit of knowledge, knowledge is power, power is politics.’ Science has long been seen as the holy grail of […]

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