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Critical Thinking 101: A guide for students

This piece is written by Nicole Koh, a year 2 psychology student. The Problem Let’s face it, you clicked on this article because you wanted to learn how to write better essays. Even after reading through the feedback your TA or lecturers gave, you still do not quite understand what they mean by “lacking critical …

Our toxic relationship with our feelings

This article, along with its cover image, is from our first year psychology student Nicole Koh Have you ever felt how weird it is that we as a society love, and I mean LOVE, to demonise our own feelings? How often do we choose to repress our feelings and even downright hate ourselves for feeling …

Journaling: More than just BuJo Aesthetics

This piece is written by our first year psychology student Nicole Koh. If you’ve spent more than 5 mins on Instagram, you’re bound to come across an aesthetically pleasing flat lay of someone’s work desk, possibly with an open journal with neat handwriting or impressive calligraphy font spread through their expensive Leuchttrum or Mossery notebook, …

A Truthful First-year Psychology Experience

The writer of this piece is a first year psychology student who has chosen to remain anonymous Hi, I’m a first-year psychology student just like you (assuming you are also a first-year student and one of my classmates). Since we’re nearing the end of our first year, I would like to take a moment to …

Why is Psychology so WEIRD?

Article by Haqeem Moreton, Year 1 student for the 2020/2021 academic year I recently wrote a lab report on gender norms in educational achievement. Of course, by gender norms, I mean those norms relating to males and females. I felt compelled to specify as such, for it seemed an injustice to those peoples who identify …

Importance of Mental Health

Article by Malmaruhan A/L Bala Murugan, Year 2 student for the 2020/2021 academic year I’m genuinely glad that we live in times where the importance of mental health has become more prevalent especially among us youths in this era. However, I’ve always felt that not everyone really understands why & how mental health is equally …

Freud: Lesser known facts

Article by Tanushri Jayani A/P Krishna Murthi, Year 1 student for the 2020/2021 academic year Sigismund Schlomo Freud, commonly known as Sigmund Freud requires no introduction. Known as the ‘Father of Modern Psychology’, his contributions in psychology is not only known by his peers, but by the public as well. For example, terms such as …

Love in the Time of COVID-19

Article by Chelsie Lajutan Elves, Year 3 student for the 2020/2021 academic year Lessons from a time that our grandkids will never hear the end of.        The pandemic has been difficult on everybody; from the already disadvantaged and less fortunate to the more privileged classes, all ages and generations of people. It’s normal to …

And the Journey begins! Starting university with a touch of COVID 19

Article by Sasvi Sithumya Sooriyaarachchi, Year 1 student for the academic year 2020/2021 Everyone considers life a battle of Ups and Downs, Success and Regrets. However, I am inclined to think of myself as one who’s had significantly more regrets than accomplishments. Like many others, university was going to be my new start – a …

Journey Through The Years: Harini

I cannot believe how quickly three years have passed since I first came to UNMC. I still remember how excited and nervous I was trying to find the induction room on my first day, meeting my new friends for the very first time. Sometimes it even feels like I still am in Dr Alex’s Cognitive …