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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 …

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 …

School of Psychology’s response to Covid-19

As I begin to write this article, I am reminded faintly of the last face-to-face LCF meeting we had in February and Dr. Keeble informing us that there might be a high possibility of moving to online lectures and distance learning, while that was disheartening he also mentioned that the School of Psychology (SoP) has …

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 …