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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 …

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 …

Interview with Business FM – Nottingham Twin Registry

On Wednesday 31 July 2019, Dr Steve Stewart-Williams was interviewed by Business FM. In this interview, he talked about the establishment of the Nottingham Twin Registry with his colleague, Dr Steve Janssen, and how the registry differs from an earlier founded twin registry in Malaysia. He talked briefly on the data collection and protection measures …

Interview with Business FM – Screen Time for Children

On Friday 3 May 2019, Dr Marieke de Vries was interviewed by Business FM. In this interview, she discussed the recent World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines on screen time for children aged 5 and under, and how these guidelines are part of a larger framework for providing adequate physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for …

Interview with Business FM

On Thursday February 2, Dr Steve J. was interviewed by Business FM. In the interview, he talked about autobiographical memory, which is people’s recollection of events that they have personally experienced. Autobiographical memory includes any personal event; from everyday events, such as what you had for breakfast, to highly significant events, such as when you …

Dame Vicky Bruce’s visit

On February 19, Dame Vicky Bruce (Newcastle University) visited our campus and gave a talk about face recognition.

From the lab to the zoo: Fieldwork at the UNMC with Dr Neil Mennie

The deadline fast approached and then passed, by first days and then weeks. In the death throes I fired off one final email chasing up my funding application to carry out fieldwork at the Malaysia campus for three months. I had no expectation for a prompt response, so I was caught completely off guard half …

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 …