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Life of the Rich & Famous: The Psychology of Celebrity Worship

Channel E!, JustJared.com, US Magazine, TMZ, People Magazine, the list is endless, the obsession with celebrities is everywhere, it has become a part of our lives. “Did you see the dress Sarah Jessica Parker wore to the red carpet last weekend?” “Did you see what JLaw did at the Oscars last night?” The lives of …

Photoshop and Real Beauty

Has Photoshopped images of models and public figures gone too far? With the recent rise of celebrities taking a stand against digitally altered photographs of themselves (e.g. Kate Winslet slamming GQ magazine back in 2005 for making her body unrealistically thin, Brad Pitt requesting for unedited portraits for his W Magazine cover in 2009), 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 …

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 …

Malala Yousafzai: Words To Remember

Disclaimer: The author of this article is no expert on Malala Yousafzai, the current state of education in Pakistan or on psychology in general. “You must fight others through peace and through dialogue and through education”. The words above were uttered by one Malala Yousafzai during her interview at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, …

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 …