Psychology

Integrative Approach: Including Siblings of Children with Special Needs in Daily Decisions Can Help Families in Many Ways

By Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon
Interventions for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) typically involves individual and parental attention by a team of educational and health professionals.

Movement Magic: How Sports Can Help Empower Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

By Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon
Having a child with intellectual disability (ID) is, more often than not, viewed negatively. It comes with a sense of dread, hopelessness and even helplessness.

Why It's Necessary to Destigmatize Palliative Care for Children

By Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon
What happens to parents when their child is diagnosed with a life-threatening terminal illness or medical complications? They go through a lot of medical procedures, sleepless nights, work disruptions, lifestyle readjustments and financial difficulties, all of which contribute to significant…

Happier and Brighter: How Grandparents Enrich Children's Lives

By Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon
Much is understood about parenting and its impact on children’s development and well-being, given the large amount of caregiving research in the past decades.

In One- or Two-Parent Households, What's Important is to be Present for the Kids

By Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon
Many variables interact with one another to contribute to the experience of depression in children and adolescents.

Helicopter Parenting: The Cost of Being Micromanaging, Overhelpful Parents

By Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon
In the early months of 2023, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim advocated for a revival of the idea of the “Asian Monetary Fund” at the Future of ASEAN programme in Bangkok. 

Society of Actuaries Asia-Pacific Actuarial Teaching Conference 2022

By Ms Chan Lay Guat & Ms Low Ann Ann
At the Society of Actuaries Asia-Pacific Actuarial Teaching Conference in Bangkok, Ms. Low Ann Ann, a faculty member from the School of Mathematical Sciences, delivered a presentation on her implementation of project-based learning in the General Insurance course. In her paper, students were tasked…

Do No Harm'

Violence should never be an option to discipline or motivate a child, be it in academics or sports.

Growing Positively

Teachers, coaches, parents and guardians are responsible for providing a positive and safe learning environment for children. There are, however, instances where physical and mental violence is perceived as a “tool” for teaching, despite the risk of causing severe and long-lasting effects on the…

Anushiya Chathuri Vanajan: Awarded a PhD in Medical Sciences from University of Groningen

On 14 December 2022, former BSc (Hons) Psychology student Anushiya Chathuri Vanajan successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Her idea was entitled "Older workers’ work limitations, vitality, and retirement preferences: the differential effects of…

Workplace Well-Being: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

By Professor Hew Gill
Health and safety measures at the workplace today are no longer just about physical harm but cover a larger spectrum of areas, including psychological and social comfort. Workplace well-being has become increasingly important in recent years, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected…

How Psychology Majors Can Add Value To Your Workforce

By Prof Dr. Alvin Ng Lai Oon
Studying psychology can be very rewarding and exciting, promising bright futures for graduates. Covering many aspects of science and mathematics, it is not as ‘subjective’ as most would think but a lot more than that.