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We are the Winners Again! Bachelor of Psychology Students Bagged 2 Awards at MAPSA 2022 Conference

Once again, Taylor's Bachelor of Psychology students won at the Malaysian Psychology Student Assembly (MAPSA) 2022 Conference. It's a conference conducted annually for all undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology students studying in Malaysia.

This year, the conference was held in hybrid mode and took place at University of Nottingham, Malaysia with the theme of ‘The Real-World Approach to Psychology’. 16 students from Taylor’s University Bachelor of Psychology programme participated this round presenting their research projects.

Leen Ahmed, a final year student, won the Best Presenter (Live) category for her research paper entitled ‘Predictors of Sexual Harassment Attitudes Towards Women’. Whereas, Natalia Yew Xin Yi, also a final year student, won Best Presenter (Online) category for her research paper entitled ‘Smartphone Addiction and Self-esteem as Predictor for Anxiety Symptoms amongst University Students in Malaysia’. The Bachelor of Psychology programme would like to congratulate the Lecturers for supervising and guiding the two students towards this success.

Bachelor of Psychology students from Taylor’s University have been winning awards every year at the MAPSA conference since their first participation in 2018 when Taylor’s students won the Best Professional Review Paper and Best Peer Review Paper. In 2019, Taylor’s students once again bagged both the Best Oral Presenter and Best Poster Presenter Award. The MAPSA conference did not take place in 2020 as we were all hit by the pandemic. In 2021, Taylor’s students held on to their winning streak and won the Best Paper. In 2022, this year, we won again!

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing”- Pelé.

Taylor’s University is driven towards a purpose-led and impact-driven education. In line with this, our students are inspired to pursue a project that is meaningful and impactful, guided by accordant supervisors, to ensure students design and conduct formidable research. Being selected as winners at conferences signifies the quality of Bachelor of Psychology students at Taylor’s University. They have shown, year after year, that they are indeed the best, not just among undergraduate student researchers but even among post-graduate student researchers. The Bachelor of Psychology Department at Taylor’s University is very proud of the achievements of both Leen Ahmed and Natalia Yew, and continues in its aspiration to nurture outstanding students.


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