Workshop Schedule

NOTE: All workshops will be on Friday, 2 August 2019

Fee: RM100 per workshop (unless stated otherwise)Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours (starts at either 9am or 2.30pm)

9:00 am

  • How to Publish Your Manuscript
  • The Power of Unconscious Mind & Self-exploration
  • Game-based Research Through Culturally Grounded Design The Term
  • Aplikasi Community Reintegration Model (CRM) Dalam Perkhidmatan Koreksional Malaysia

2.30 pm

  • The Neuropsychological Impact of the Central Nervous System Depressants
  • Publishing in Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia
  • Psychology's Role in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Keep posted for additions to our workshop menu.

WORKSHOPS in detail

Psychology's Role in the 4th Industrial Revolution

  • Goh Chee Leong, Former President of PSIMA, Treasurer of IUPsyS, CEO of REAL Education, and CEO of Paramount K12 Education

The 4th Industrial revolution is changing the way we live and work. Psychology needs to keep in step with these new developments if we are to remain relevant. This workshop will define the key elements driving 4IR and will identify the key areas that psychology should address.

Aplikasi Community Reintegration Model (CRM) dalm Perkhidmatan Koreksional di Malaysia

  • Prof. Dr. Noor Azniza Ishak & Dr. Siti Rozaina Kamsani, School of Applied Psychology, Social & Policy, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
  • Syarul Amri Abdul Mutalib, Bahagian Parol & Perkhidmatan Komuniti, Jabatan Penjara Malaysia.

Community Reintegration Model (CRM) adalah model yang dibina bagi tujuan pemerkasaan pelaksanaan program pemulihan parol di Malaysia dan diharapkan dapat dijadikan panduan kepada Pegawai-pegawai Parol dalam melaksanakan program pemulihan kepada Orang Diparol (ODP) secara menyeluruh. Model ini dibentuk melibatkan 3 komponen utama merangkumi (i) proses awalan (ii) proses reintegrasi dan (iii) proses pemantauan dan penyeliaan yang perlu dilaksanakan oleh Pegawai Parol dalam memastikan Orang Diparol (ODP) mendapat pemulihan yang menyeluruh sepanjang ODP menjalani perintah parol. Model ini turut memerlukan penglibatan masyarakat seperti keluarga, majikan, komuniti setempat, agensi kerajaan, badan berkanun, dan NGO dalam memastikan kesinambungan program pemulihan kepada Orang Diparol (ODP).

Sesi pembentangan ini akan memberi pendedahan kepada peserta mengenai proses pelaksanaan program pemulihan parol yang dijalankan oleh Jabatan Penjara Malaysia. Aplikasi model ini merupakan satu usaha yang signifikan kepada Perkhidmatan parol di Malaysia kerana ia seiring dengan matlamat pembangunan lestari dalam meningkatkan kesejahteraan komuniti. Di akhir bengkel ini peserta akan dapat mengetahui pendekatan proses pelaksanaan program pemulihan parol di Malaysia dan aplikasi contoh kes orang dalam parol (ODP).

Game-based Research through Culturally Grounded Design

  • AP Dr. Michael Thoms, Dept. of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois-Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Michael K. Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses the cultural dimensions of technology implementation in learning contexts and what this means for the design of technology-rich innovations for learning. He is particularly interested in video games and gamification in learning environments. He has expertise in qualitative research in general and grounded theory in particular. He has taught instructional technology and research methodology at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He has also been an ESLIEFL teacher in New York City Public Schools and has taught overseas -China, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.

The term “gameification” has been used to describe the approach of adding game-design elements to non-game contexts. In the past two decades there has been a great deal of attention focused on the use of games in learning environments. But how is this actually accomplished and what does this look like in practice? Here we will explore an approach to this that involves the integration of the research methodology of grounded theory, the systemic design of instruction, and an explicit focus on the culture of learners. Explicit examples will be shared along with research on the process

The Neuropsychological Impact of the Central Nervous System Depressants

  • Simon F. Crowe, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia

CNS Depressants (also known as relaxants) tend to slow down the activity of the CNS, which often results in the user feeling less pain, and feeling more relaxed and sleepy. Examples of these agents include: alcohol, the major tranquillisers (i.e. the anti-psychotic drugs), minor tranquilisers or sedatives include the benzodiazepines (e.g. Valium, Temazepam), the opioids (e.g. heroin, morphine) and volatile substances (including glue, petrol, and paint). This presentation will focus mostly upon the minor tranquilisers and alcohol. The sedative and hypnotic drugs are a group of agents which act upon the GABAergic neurotransmitter system to depress the activity of the central nervous system inducing sleep and reducing anxiety and epileptic activity. This group includes the barbiturates, the benzodiazepines, alcohol and the so-called “Z” drugs (i.e. Zaleplon, Zopiclone, Eszopiclone and Zolpidem).

Inevitably when the level of consciousness is altered this has significant effects upon many neuropsychological functions. This workshop will review the mechanism of action of these agents and then meta-analytically address the effect of these agents on all levels of neuropsychological functioning. The level of their effect will be analysed both acutely and following longer term administration as well as analysing the impact of their discontinuation on neuropsychological functioning and attempting to determine whether there is residual compromise following discontinuation and ascertaining for how long these effects might persist. The analysis will indicate that the effect of these agents does lead to the possibility of false positive diagnosis of brain impairment and the possibility of incorrect attribution of cognitive compromise to the drug effect may indeed occur. Parameters for clinical concern and decision rules for the impact of these agents upon the assessment process will be presented.

This workshop is designed to help you:

1. Characterise the mechanisms of effect of the sedative and hypnotic drugs and alcohol and distinguish between the psychotropic effect of these medications on the underlying disease state and their effect on intrinsic neurobiological processing.

2. Identify the impact of these medications on neuropsychological functioning as determined meta-analytically, acutely, chronically and following withdrawal.

3. Discuss a set of decision rules for ensuring appropriate differential diagnoses with regard to the effects of the sedative and hypnotic drugs in the attempt to avoid false positive diagnosis of neurocognitive impairment.

How to Publish Your Manuscript

  • Dr Harris Shah Abd Hamid, Dept. of Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Malaya

Do you have doubts about submitting an article for publication in a journal? Are you not really sure about manuscript preparation? This workshop focuses on tips, guides and hands on exercises for writing a good manuscript for Jurnal Psikologi Malaysia (JPM). Based on a template, the participants would be guided on how to prepare a publishable manuscript. The workshop will cover the do’s and the don’ts regarding the content and formatting style in the first half. Participants will have the opportunity to improve their manuscript during the second half of the workshop. While the focus of this workshop is publication in JPM, the tips and guides may be useful for publication in other journals too. The workshop facilitator is Dr Harris Shah, is Editor-in-Chief of JPM with experiences as a reviewer for local and international journals like PlosOne, CTW (Cognition, Technology and Work), Akademika and Journal of Behavioral Sciences.

Publishing in Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia

(FREE to attend workshop)
  • Dr Laras Sekarasih, Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia / Universitas Indonesia, Depok

The cultural shift among academic institutions in Southeast Asia has encouraged scholars in the region to engage more in research and publication. Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia (Makara Hubs-Asia) is an open-source academic journal dedicated to behavioral sciences research focusing on individual with Asian heritage regardless of where they reside, which fits well with the studies conducted by academics in the Southeast Asia region. The journal welcomes manuscripts from all disciplines and fields in social sciences and humanities, including, but not limited to psychology, communication, economics, sociology, and cultural studies. Currently, the journal is listed in Clarivate Analytics’ Emerging Source Citation Index (ESCI) and the Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ). Makara Hubs-Asia exercises double blind peer review and publishing in Makara Hubs-Asia is free of charge. This interactive workshop aims to introduce the journal to the participants of ARUPS conference. The session will also discuss the importance of research in Asian context, and how researchers can highlight Asia in their manuscript. The journal’s managing editor, Laras Sekarasih, Ph.D., will serve as the lead facilitator of the workshop.

The Power of Unconscious Mind & Self-Exploration

  • Dr Crendy Tan Yen Teng & Dr Zhooriyati Sehu Mohamad, UCSI University Kuala Lumpur

It has been proven that our behaviour is influenced by our thoughts and emotions. A person with positive mind will experience more positive experiences in life including happiness and positive self. Through this workshop, the participants will be exposed to self-exploration to identify their thinking style and how unconscious mind can affect them. Participants also will be taught to apply positive psychology techniques to enhance positivity in themselves. By the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to utilize the power of their unconscious mind in daily life and change the negativity to positivity within themselves.