Scientific Misconduct

Scientific Misconduct in SingaporeA little wake-up call in the New Year of the Rooster seems somewhat appropriate as Scientific Misconduct is on the rise, globally and in Singapore as well. Last year a few cases were highlighted, such as Professor Ravi Kambadur who was fired from the NTU.Closer to ‘Psychology Matters’ was the case of ...

Feb 27

Categories: Other

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Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal directed intervention whereby a trained animal is incorporated into the therapeutic process, promoting the improvement of human’s physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning. 1AAT is a therapeutic tool that can be utilized in the ...

Mar 16

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anger Management, Anxiety, ...

Written By:
Maureen Huang, MSW, AASW

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Martyrdom Just Gets You Shot: Why Sacrifice for Family Isn't Always a ...

In my workshops on psychological well-being, there's one question that keeps popping up: "Should I still support my family? I already feel drained and stressed but I don't want to be a bad son/daughter."  The question typically comes with frustration, resignation, and not a ...

Oct 31

Categories: Dependency Problems, Family of Origin Issues / Codependency, Marital ...

Written By:
Kay Vardeleon

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Speaking the Language of Love to our Children

Communicating with our child can be a big challenge. As parents you are trying to get our children to do what we think they need to do in order to become competent and capable adults. Often our children have ideas of their own. One reason this is really challenging is that it takes 25 years to ...

Sep 7

Categories: Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Child and/or Adolescent ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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It's Not a Communication Problem

It’s not a communication problem Married couples think because their partner doesn’t want what s/he wants or see the problem as s/he does, they have a communication problem.  People’s definition of a communication problem is that they are unable to get their partner to ...

Sep 7

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Codependency / Dependency, Communication ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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A new way to look at Depression and hope to get better

From the theoretical orientation of Dr. William Glasser, founder of Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), depression is seen as a chosen behaviour not an emotion that you are victim to. So CTRT therapist would say you are DEPRESSING or even anxieting or angering instead of being depressed, anxious or angry. All behaviour is purposeful in ...

Aug 25

Categories: Bereavement, Bipolar, Coping with Medical Problems, Couple ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Top 5 Articles of 2012 on Psychology Matters

The year has gone by in the blink of an eye and 2012 is coming to an end. Since we are all still here despite the predicted end of the world, let's take some time to look back at some of the articles that you enjoyed the most in the past year. We will continue working hard to give you more ...

Dec 28

Categories: Other

Written By:
Psych Mat Asia Editor

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What is mental illness?

When you hear that someone has been diagnosed with a ‘mental illness’ — what enters your mind?  Is it that the person is perhaps psychotic?  Delusional?  Dangerous?  Would it change your opinion of your babysitter?  Your new love interest? Since the ...

Oct 6

Categories: Other

Written By:
Tony Brown

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Does it pay to let your mind wander?

Have you ever wondered how Einstein, before the age of quantum computers and super conducting super colliders was able to come up with his theories of Relativity? Simple, he used what he called "thought experiments." Take for example, the one he conducted at sixteen years of age, ...

Aug 28

Categories: Other

Written By:
Tony Brown

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Is love for somewhere you previously lived preventing you from ...

Sometimes memories of enjoyable and rewarding attachments in the past interfere with forming similar positive attachments in the present. This post is about psychological strategies to prevent such maladaptive memories of places where we have lived in the past from interfering with the formation of ...

Mar 27

Categories: Other

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Introduction to Psychology Matters Asia

It is an exciting event to launch Psychology Matters Asia, or Psych Mat Asia as we like to refer to it, after months of hard work. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to this site. It is our earnest hope that Psych Mat Asia becomes a useful information hub for mental health professionals and their clientele in the Asia ...

Apr 25

Categories: Other

Written By:
Psych Mat Asia Editor

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