- Saya mahu menyumbang sebanyak-banyaknya dalam ilmu berkaitan Psikologi kepada rakyat Malaysia yang saya kenali, dan mengenali saya.
- Saya mahu bantu sebanyak-banyaknya Mahasiswa dan Graduan Psikologi yang mencari-cari peluang berkhidmat kepada Malaysia.
- Saya mahu bantu sebanyak-banyaknya pelajar sekolah di Malaysia yang berminat untuk menyambung ke bidang Psikologi, bukan lagi bidang-bidang tipikal seperti Medic, Engineering, Lawyer dll. Masih ada beratus-ratus lagi bidang selepas SPM nanti.
“Oh, you’re taking Psychology? So you can read people.”
“Hey, don’t read my mind please!”
“I have to be careful with you from now on.”
Honestly, it hurts me feeling every time when I said to someone that I take Psychology as my degree, having to get that as their response. I know that I posted about this a lot, but that’s only mean that of how important it is.
I might be smiling or laughing as if I was hearing a funny joke, but the truth is, I’m not. I hate it. I despise it. It hurts me. But I know quite sure that I’m not the kind of guy whom would be warning you about this directly. Because I want to have a peaceful interaction, so I just kept quiet, let it go. I can only write this on my FB, like right now.
Do you really wanna know what Psychology really is?
Psychology is everywhere in today’s society. No crime fiction, documentary, chat show or medical consultation is complete without the introduction of a psychological angle. The design of your car, your house, your choice of clothes, consumables and partners, the way we teach our children – all have been the topic of, and influenced by, psychological research. It also has an accepted role in management, sports and consumer marketing.
Psychology is both pure and social science. It aims to understand behaviour and the basic mechanism and processes that influence ideas, feelings and thoughts. It also aims to solve human problems. It is very multidisciplinary, having close connections with many other subject including anatomy, medicine, psychiatry and sociology as well as economics, mathematics and zoology.
Newcomers to psychology, like you who have been reading this post, often surprised by the range of things that psychologists study – from dreaming to delusions of grandeur; computer phobia to causes of cancer’ memory to social mobility’ attitude formation to alcoholism. Importantly and usefully, psychology teaches people a rich vocabulary through which they can describe and explain behaviour: psychology teaches the student the language of behavioural description and explanation.
Some psychological theories are counterintuitive and some are quite commonsensical. It’s very important to make sense of the former and clarify the latter.
So if you still think that Psychology is all about reading mind, controlling people and what not, I’m afraid that you will have a better chance finding that in the Pokemon rather than in real life. And please, stop the misconception about this. Do share this among your friends that we are not a mind reader. We’re just a scientist.
See this picture? It’s a picture showing me having a serious discussion with some of my friends. It was taken some time ago, during our ‘How To Conduct Take Charge Program’ in Bangi.
It was during our lunch break, when we talked about early childhood. Look at the photos, and trust me, all of them are great in their field. They opened a taska, or kindergarten for kids before primary school.
They have their own way of educating the early youths, and interestingly, some of them have Master in Early Childhood from UniTAR.
Some people, I don’t know why, look down on Early Childhood course. I remember there was a tweet from somebody, saying that Early Childhood is for someone to “buka tadika” (set up a kindergarten)
Yes. Some of them into that.
What’s wrong with that? Did he forgot where did he learnt about ABC? If it is not from his kindergarten teacher, he would not even able to type his tweet.
Please. Don’t look down on them. And when I show you this photo, trust me. They are really in serious passion about kids’ development, using various concept to enhance the learning and encourage the development of the kids.
Besides, another thing I really love about them is, when they asked me,
“Aiman study apa sekarang?”
(Aiman, what are you studying right now?)
What I love is not about their question, but about their response to my answer. When I simply answered,
“Psychology in Nottingham.”
Guess what? Their response was none of these below.
“Ohhhh.. You can read people’s mind?”
“Oh no! Don’t psycho me!”
“Will you be working with crazy people?”
Yeah. None of those. You feel what I mean?
Studying psychology is not studying telepathy.
It is really great and comfortable to be with people who really understand about my “language”. They do not have the typical misconception about PSYCHOLOGY, and most importantly, we are able to discuss with “same language.”
It’s sadden me to see how people have the rude pre-judgement about Psychology course. It’s sadden. Really.
I understand that some of you just want to make a joke to break the ice by saying that stupid stuff. Well guess what? It will only break my rapport with you when you said that.
If you don’t know anything, just be quiet, and ask. It’s not hard to ask, “Psychology ini belajar apa ye?” “What’s Psychology is all about?”
Yes. Just ask. I won’t eat you. In fact, I’ll be more than happy to answer your question. Period.
We talked a lot about early childhood. Why? Because one day, I too, wanna have my master in early childhood/child psychology/developmental psychology. Insya Allah.. Plus, do you see how I really leaned forward (my sitting posture). Because I was very very interested in joining the discussion. 🙂