Emotional Intelligence and your career

This infographic on the topic 'Emotional Intelligence and Your Career' which looks at how EQ (emotional intelligence) is the new IQ.See the full infographic below: Created by Brighton School of Business and Management ...

Dec 15

Categories: Career Development and Change, Emotional Intelligence


Top 10 Psychology Articles in 2013

This new year, we look back at some of the topics and articles that resonated with our readers in 2013. Here are the 10 most read articles on Psychology Matters Asia.With clients who are dissatisfied with their lives and feel it is “all meaningless”, I have found it useful to ask ...

Jan 2

Categories: Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Cognitive ...


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


Top Ten Specific Mental Disorders

Most of us worry about the possibility of getting physically sick at some time in our life and that is why insurance coverage of medical diseases is so common. However, how many of us even think about developing a psychological illness let alone get insurance coverage for it? Yet a recent and very ...

Apr 16

Categories: Adult ADHD, Agoraphobia, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ...


4 most common classes of Mental illness and their prevalence

What is our risk of developing a mental illness over the course of our entire lives and which types of mental illnesses are we most likely to develop? These questions are not just academic in nature because the answers are of great practical importance to all of us. We need this information if we ...

Mar 13

Categories: Addictions, Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD), ...


Top 5 articles on Psychology Matters Asia in 2011

A new year is fast approaching with a fresh start and new challenges. Let us take a look at some of the articles that had been previously posted on Psychology Matters Asia and have been well recieved by our readers. In preparation for a brand new year, start it out by learning how to better manage ...

Dec 30

Categories: Mental Health in Asia


Special Needs Schools for Children, Teenagers and Adults in Singapore

Below is an extensive list of schools in Singapore which offer programs for children with a developmental challenge of some kind.  One advantage of this data base is that it has been organized according to the type of challenge and age group catered to. It includes the following kinds of ...

Oct 28

Categories: Antisocial personality, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...


How to reach out to clients for your mental health practice through ...

A blog is loosely defined as a web site on which an individual or group of users record opinions or information on a regular basis. In this article, we will try to highlight the usefulness of blogs and how they can help therapists engage with their clients.   When blogging about a particular ...

Sep 19

Categories: Mental Health Professions


10 ways to find psychological help in your community

If you have not seeked psychological assistance before or have just moved to a new location, trying to locate and select the right kind of help may seem a daunting task at first. In our previous article, we explored the differences between the various mental health professions ...

Aug 15

Categories: Mental Health in Asia


Differences between Psychologist, Psychiatrists, Counsellors, and ...

A mental health provider is a professional who has received training and credentials to provide services to either ameliorate mental distress or to improve mental health and prevent mental disorders. Although there are a variety of mental health providers, the four main kinds are social workers, ...

Aug 4

Categories: Mental Health Professions


State of Mental Health Services in Southeast Asia

What is the quality and availability of mental health services in the southeast Asia region known as ASEAN?  The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a geo-political and economic organization of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, ...

Jul 14

Categories: Mental Health in Asia


Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn Video

In 2007, Jon Kabat-Zinn gave a talk on Mindfulness meditation at Google. The video may be a few years old but it offers an excellent insight into the topics of mindfulness for beginners. The present article provides a brief summary of his presentation along with the actual video which you can watch on your own. Jon started with an analogy of the ...

Jul 4

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation


Psychology in Vietnam

VIETNAM is a Southeast Asian country with an area of 362,000 square km: roughly the size of Germany. It has a population of about 80 million, comprising 54 ethnic groups. In its long history Vietnam has had to conduct many wars for national liberation, and this cause was completed in 1975. In 1945 ...

May 18

Categories: Mental Health in Asia


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


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Psych Mat Asia Editor

Psychology Matters Asia Editor