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How we are trained to give presentations; a blog post from PhD student Sia Ming Yean

September was a very hectic month for me, for I took part in three competitions, all held in the same week. I must say that it worked out pretty well, as I managed to come in second in two of the competitions; the Three Minutes Thesis (3MT) and the UNMC Postgraduate LINK Conference. Both competitions …

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 …

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 …

80,000 words in three minutes: The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is exactly what it sounds like: describe your thesis in three minutes.  In plain English, so someone outside your field can understand it.  To put it in perspective, a typical thesis of 80,000 words would take 9 hours to present.  We had three minutes.  (That’s 180 times less, in case you …

How to Train a Puppy

Psychology is not only as an interesting subject to study; the theories that we learn from it can also be witnessed or applied to almost every event in our daily lives. From attempting to understand the mystery behind mental disorders, to the way we perceive visual illusions, researchers have been trying to understand human behavior …