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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 …

How I felt about the summer internship at UNMC

One of our first-year BSc Psychology students, Andrea, had the opportunity to work with Dr. Jess Price over the summer to gain some relevant research experience after she successfully completed her first year. This is what she feels she gained from the whole experience. First off, I think the work was excellent. It was very …

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 …

Life of an Intern: Cerca Insights, Penang

Last summer, two of our undergraduate students had the opportunity to intern at Cerca Insights, Penang, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) which specialized in behavioral pharmacology. Here are the summaries of their internship experiences: Marine Alneel (Year 3 Student in BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience): The opportunity of interning at Cerca Insights definitely was …

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 …

Facebook’s Got Love On Its’ Mind

It’s remarkable what data from social media can tell us. Case in point, Facebook published a plug post on Valentine’s Day this year, detailing about how they have collected statistical evidence that hints at a budding relationship before the relationship has even started. Facebook explored interactions between couples before and after the relationship has begun …

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: 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 …