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An Italian student in Malaysia

I have thought about sitting down and writing about my experience at UNMC so many times, but I never got round to it, probably because there are just too many things to say! If I had to describe this experience in one word, I would definitely choose “amazing”. I had the time of my life …

Last Minute Tips… (Exams!)

The end of the academic year is just around the corner, and soon the senior students will be getting ready for their graduation, while the others prepare for their internships or holidays or a combination. This only means that it’s that time of the year (EXAMS!) where the night owls in us are awakened, and …

How Your Job Affects Your Memory?

One of our assistant professors, Dr Jessica Price along with her PhD student, Wei Lin Poh were interviewed by DJ, Lee Chwi Lynn, one of the hosts of ‘The Bigger Picture’ programme on BFM radio on Monday, 14th April 2014. Dr Price specializes in written language comprehension in healthy ageing. She is also interested in …

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 …

3rd Year Modules: Cognitive Neuroscience of Ageing

The most obvious signs of ageing are physical changes, for examples developing wrinkles and your hair turning grey.  Other changes include the slowing down of motor movements, and being more prone to chronic illnesses (such as hypertension, rheumatism, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes and asthma (e.g., Oskvig, 2005).  This can reduce the ability of an older …

3rd Year Modules: Evolution of Brain and Behaviour

Continuing with the series of introducing third year modules… To start things off, I am going to try to answer two very different questions: 1)      Why is a mother breastfeeding her child? 2)      How did Malaysia revolutionise psychology, but get no credit for it? How do these questions relate to my module? Keep reading and …

3rd Year Modules: Autism

Unlike modules for first and second years, final year undergraduate modules in the School of Psychology at UNMC are entirely developed by lecturers at the campus. Each of us has the chance to develop a module from scratch on an area of our choosing – usually our own particular research specialism – and I think …

Tips for Freshers (Part 2)

Continuing from last week, here are a few more tips for those of you who just joined our Psych department here in UNMC.   1.       Attend ALL lectures and PAY ATTENTION. This is when you’ll get your lecture notes, the lecturer’s input on the topic, and one of the few chances that you get to …

Facing Psychology Year 2: Tips from a Veteran

So you made it past first year. Survived Statistical Methods I. Went to the zoo for animal observation (and were assaulted by Joe the Chimpanzee? No? I guess he just didn’t like my year). Well done! Of course, some of you might be getting a bit cocky, thinking the year to come is going to …