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A Synergized Psychology, Manifesting the Renewal of UGM Psychology

Monday, January 8, 2018 marked the peak of Gadjah Mada University’s Faculty of Psychology’s 53rd anniversary (dies natalis). The string of events to celebrate it has been held since November 2017. The theme for this year’s dies natalis was Psikologi Bersinergi (A Synergized Psychology). This year’s celebration was a momentum to improve synergy by building productive cooperation to create meaningful work.

The first agenda of that day was a public senate meeting, held at 9 a.m. in A-203. Prof. Dr. Tina Afiatin, M.Si., who is the head of the senate reported activities the faculty has conducted in 2017. Then, Prof. Dr. Faturochman, M.A., the dean of the faculty, presented the achievements of the faculty throughout the year. Prof. Faturochman started his report by explaining the current acceptance rate to get into the faculty, which only accepts 2,5% of the 9000 applicants. For the master’s program, the faculty has regulated the study period, and there have also been improvements by developing the learning centers and renovating the library. The faculty has also mapped researches of lecturers, and has continued to emphasize research publication of lecturers. read more

Earning Doctoral Degree After Researching Subjective Prosperity Model of Working Mothers

The Head of Indonesian Rainbow Institution, Yeni Triwahyuningsih, succeeded to earn a doctoral degree from UGM after passing an open examination for the doctoral programme at Faculty of Psychology UGM on Friday (29/12). Yeni defended her dissertation entitled Subjective Prosperity Model of Working Mothers who Have Preschooler Children.

The research was conducted due to the minimum research regarding the prosperity of working mothers who have preschooler children. Most of the existing research was referred to the concept and aspects of subjective prosperity which comes from western countries. read more

UGM and Education and Sports Agency Establish Welfare School

In response to concerns over negative behaviour among teenagers, Faculty of Psychology UGM and Education and Sports Agency Yogyakarta have developed Welfare School programme.

Initiated in 2015, the programme was closed with the naming of 10 Welfare School Pioneers by Head of Education Agency, Baskara Aji, on Monday (18/12) at Faculty of Psychology UGM.

“The main goal of administering education is that all stakeholders will feel happy and comfortable, hence, welfare. These schools have the duty to create the ecosystem of the Welfare School,” said Aji. read more

UGM Psychology Passes 62 Graduates

The Faculty of Psychology in Universitas Gadjah Mada passed 62 students as graduates in the first graduation ceremony of the 2017/2018 academic year. There were 16 male graduates and 46 female graduates. The passing ceremony took place in the faculty’s auditorium after the university-level graduation ceremony in Grha Sabha Pramana (11/22/2017).

Twelve of those students, Nur Arifah, Monica Indriyani, R.aj. Iswaranisita Yudhaningrum, Yudhistira Adi Perdana, Abigail Anggia Christyasarani, Amalia Nur Aisyah Tuasikal, Era Kurnia A, Sabrina Annisa Mauliddya, Putu Novi Arfirsta Dharmayani, Tya Kemala Risqi, Zulfikri Khakim, and Nabila Lana Aristya Wimbowo graduated cum laude. read more

Understanding Body Size Misperceptions with Dr. Ian Stephen

The online world is one of the favorite places for people to self-actualiaze through pictures. Usually, people post pictures in their social media of their ‘ideal’ bodies, either thin or muscular. It causes us to question whether or not continuous exposure to those kinds of pictures online is healthy. How will it affect people’s perception of their bodies?

We invited Dr. Ian Stephen, a lecturer and researcher from Macquarie University in Australia in a Knowledge Sharing Session (11/13) on “Perceptual Mechanisms Behind Body Size Misperception”. In this event, held in Room A-203, Dr. Ian Stephen presented results of his research on body size mispercception. He explained that a person who experiences body size misperception believes that his/her body is thinner or bigger than what it actually is. read more