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From the Jungle to Vienna

It’s a beautiful spring day in Vienna, Austria, and I am enjoying a cup of Wiener Melange (a type of famous coffee here) in a café, and I will be here for the next three months to collect data for my research and working at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vienna with …

Life of an Intern: Cerca Insights, Penang

Last summer, two of our undergraduate students had the opportunity to intern at Cerca Insights, Penang, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) which specialized in behavioral pharmacology. Here are the summaries of their internship experiences: Marine Alneel (Year 3 Student in BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience): The opportunity of interning at Cerca Insights definitely was …

Life of an Intern – Memory & EEG

When I initially read the e-mail announcing various internship opportunities available over the summer break, my mind immediately got into action. I was extremely determined to secure a position as a summer intern and thus started going over the research interests of our faculty members. While doing so, a clear, easy decision was made. And …

Recapping the Year 2013

It’s hard to believe that another year is almost over. It has been quite a year here at the School of Psychology, UNMC! Here’s a quick recap of the year: 1.       Grant Success The School received two grants from the Fundamental Research Grants Scheme (FRGS). Dr Kirsten McKenzie has received RM63,000 to examine the ‘Sensory …

Psychology Postgraduate Students Awarded with Universitas 21 Prize Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that two postgraduates from the School of Psychology in UNMC have won the Universitas 21 (U21) Prize Scholarship to spend a month at a U21 partner institution. The purpose of this scholarship is to fund activities that will help enhance students’ research and career developmental opportunities. Universitas 21 is the …

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) – Is Someone Watching You?

Here with the final installment of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition series is Yvonne Teoh with her talk titled “Is Someone Watching You?” As a psychology student, one of the most asked questions I get is can you read my mind. My answer is always no I can’t. As social beings, we have always …

Face Perception Research Group Featured in The Star News

The Face Perception Research Group, based in the School of Psychology, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus is in the The Star news today! The Star article looks into the research conducted by PhD student, Tan Kok Wei, and headed by Dr Ian D. Stephen which focuses on the science of attraction, specifically skin colour as …

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) – Stress Induced Food Cravings

Continuing with the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition series, here is Adila Alias’ research titled “Stress Induced Food Cravings.”   My research looks at stress induced food cravings with race being the manipulating variable. Race, in this context, represents the ethnicity or the ethnic group For example; would it be safe to say that I, …

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) – Foraging for Thought

Continuing with the series of posts on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, here is Poh Wei Lin’s talk titled “Foraging for Thought.” Whenever I tell people that I study psychology, the usual response I get is “Can you read my mind?” Just to be clear, I can’t, even if I stared deeply into your …

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) – How do people describe faces?

Continuing from last week’s blog post on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, here is Lee Ai-Suan’s talk titled “Black hair, brown eyes: How do people describe faces?” Look at the person next to you. How would you describe his or her face? Research has shown that people from different cultures process information in different …