Being a psychologist, I often get asked what people can do to help a family member or friend who seem to be depressed, or have actually been diagnosed with clinical depression and is on psychiatric medication.
The recent suicides on the Penang Bridge highlight again the urgency to address such unnecessary deaths that are always one too many. Suicide is a national security threat. With every suicide, there are emotional and financial costs within the family and affected community, reducing the overall productivity of people involved, over a significant amount of time.
The Psych Four is a team of four undergraduate psychology students comprising Cheng Miao Shan, Lai Zhong Xun, Anastacia Lim Ya Nah and Kuan Jie Meng. They participated in a competition for better solutions in Malaysian education called #Bangkit Challenge and emerged as champions of their sector which focused on developing solutions for nongovernmental organisations (NGO) in addressing the issue of illiteracy in the country.
Every year, the Department of Psychology organises a Psychology Forum with Sunway Career Services. This forum provides an opportunity for students to learn from psychology graduates who are working in various fields, on career pathways and more. This article covers the latest Psychology Forum held in September 2021, carried out online because of the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers from the Department of Psychology at the School of Medical and Life Sciences, Dr Woo Pei Jun and Dr Wo Su Woan are collaborating with Japanese AI edutech company Toy Box Creation and Technology (ToyEight) to build a phone app that can provide early childhood development assessment. This assessment provides parents with information about their child’s adaptive behaviour skills development including language skills, cognitive ability, and motor movement skills. The purpose of this tool is to bridge the gaps in the accessibility and affordability of developmental assessments for early childhood in Southeast Asia.
The Reframe Project is an initiative by Sunway University’s BSc (Hons) Psychology alumni Shasvini Naidu, Daryl Loh, and Ethan Ganes. This initiative aims to break the stigma attached to mental illness and to encourage people to seek help for mental health issues. This article briefly describes the history of this project and the people behind it.
In response to devastating effect on the emotional and psychological well-being of community due to COVID-19 pandemic, Sunway Philanthropy Office successfully organized a webinar on ‘A Conversation with Self: Maneuver Your Life with Self-Care for Mental Health’ to raise awareness on mental health
The concept of a “Good Life” is not new. It has been discussed and studied since ancient times, with philosophers and religious figures prescribing all sorts of spiritual and scientific approaches in the pursuit of happiness – to live the good life.
Most people seem to have pretty clear ideas about the differences between leaders and managers, and also about which of these terms has more prestige. Just ask yourself, would you rather be seen by your colleagues as a great leader or an effective manager?