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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 …

School of Psychology wins Lord Dearing Award!

The School of Psychology bagged a prestigious Lord Dearing Award for the academic year of 2020/2021! The Lord Dearing Award is presented by the University of Nottingham to staff across all three Nottingham campuses (UK, MY and CN), and recognises the efforts of staff to provide quality education and support to the students. Nominations are …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Interview with MINDAKAMI founders

This article is part of a series featuring projects and work done by alumni from the School of Psychology in the University of Nottingham Malaysia. We recently spoke to two of the founders of MINDAKAMI, a self-funded initiative across multiple platforms that holds discussions on mental health, targeted primarily at Malaysian youth. MINDAKAMI runs various …

Interview with 100 Scientists of Malaysia founders

This article is part of a series featuring projects and work done by alumni from the School of Psychology in the University of Nottingham Malaysia. We recently spoke to the co-founders of the 100 Scientists of Malaysia project to talk about their experiences running the project. 100 Scientists of Malaysia seeks to spread awareness about …

MAPSA Conference 2019

On 16 of November, the School of Psychology sent a delegation of nearly a hundred members comprising undergraduates, postgraduates and staff to the Malaysian Psychology Student Assembly (MAPSA) Conference at the National University of Malaysia (UKM), Bangi. The MAPSA Conference brings together student researchers in psychology, and is a platform for these students to present …

School of Psychology 10th Anniversary Ball

This piece is submitted by Dr Christine Leong, the school’s Alumni Officer and organising chairperson of the ball, and Dr Miflah Hussain, the school’s Marketing Officer. Pictures: (top right) Former Head of School and esteemed guest Professor Peter Mitchell officiates the ball with current Head of School, Dr David Keeble. (bottom right) The attendees comprising …

The power and excitement of new beginnings!

This piece is submitted by Vartika Khandelwal and Nurin Hanna binti Norazhar, our first year psychology students reporting for the blog! This piece is slated to be part of an ongoing series on our blog looking at the concepts of beginnings and new starts. “And now we welcome the new year, full of things that …