SGPsychStud: Another Reflection at 4 Years and Collaborations for a Better Future in Psychology

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Readers and viewers of SGPsychStuff Facebook page and this webpage, Thank you for your Support!!!  July is the month of SGPsychStuff's birthday and this is the second time that I am writing a reflection with regards to SGPsychStuff's birthday in July.  The last one was July two years ago in 2013.

In the last post, there were the two things  that I promised that I will be doing:
  1. Daily sharing of articles on the Facebook page
  2. At least two posts on the blog a month
The first task of daily updates on the Facebook page was definitely done, with the occasional misses on the weekends when I am really tired or having some personal issues that inhibits me from updating the page.
The second task of two posts was often exceeded in the last two years, with up to 4 posts in a month.  Most of these posts are from the labels of Studying Psychology and SGPsychStud's thoughts.  This is also made possible with the contributions of Miss Psychobabble, Anna Agoncillo, who is one of my constant contributors and having her own column on SGPsychStuff!  She officially joined in Oct 2014 and as since written 14 articles here!  Here is her very first post: Tips on Critically Analyzing Journal Articles.  Here is her own blog: Miss Psychobabble by Anna Agoncillo.

Congratulatory message from Miss Psychobabble:
It is not surprising that SGPsychStuff is celebrating 4 great years in the scene. The informative articles it provides are reliable, engaging, interesting, and sufficient. Four years of survival is a testament to how dedicated and passionate SGPsychStuff is in serving its readers. And, I am proud to say that I, as Miss Psychobabble, am part of this wonderful journey. Congratulations and more anniversaries to come!
Another group of writers that SGPsychStuff will be collaborating with is MY Psychology (FB: MY Psychology).  They are a group of Malaysian Psychology students and young graduates who are trying to spread psychological knowledge about Psychology in a friendly and entertaining manner with the motto of “Learn . Share . Apply”.  Stay tuned for new posts from them on SGPsychStuff!!!

Congratulatory Message from MY Psychology:
Phaedrus, in Plato’s dialogue, “Phaedrus” once said, “Similarity begets friendship.”  And that is how it normally turns out between people.  Similarly dissatisfied with the way psychology and academia plays out in our own respective countries, and with a similar desire to improve upon this arena, SGPsychStuff and MyPsychology decides to collaborate together in order to achieve just that.
Starting from 2011, it has been four years since SGPsychStuff has embarked upon this ofttime perilous and difficult task.  In many ways, they are our seniors, and it is a joy not only to be able to work together with a more experienced group with similar agendas, but also the opportunity to converse with another with a shared aim is in itself a rare chance that none of us expected.
So congratulations for SGPsychStuff on their fourth-year anniversary, and we hope that the day will come where the fruits we bear in will blossom forth in a future spring.
New revisions upcoming on SGPsychStuff:  The sections of Q&A and Upcoming Conferences.  They have yet to be updated for a while now, and I am planning to update and revise them to be presented in an easy and fun manner!!!
Announcement:  SGPsychStuff is also looking for volunteers to help manage the different sections of the blog and the different social media platforms.  So if you are Internet-savvy, knows how to use social media or have some ideas for promoting SGPsychStuff, wishes to contribute in helping fellow psychology students, and have a bit of time once a week, please send me a email!!! Your help is definitely appreciated!!!

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