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These articles are written by our members in relation to arts and psychology. They can be personal sharings, reviews, opinion articles,  informative articles, etc.  Do contact us if you would like to contribute. 

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HOW ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AFFECTS MENTAL HEALTH

ELLIE ROBERTS

As the amount of time that people spend indoors is now roughly 90% of their day, considering the impact of architectural design on mental health has never been more relevant (Megahed and Ghoneim, 2021). A developing field, “neuro-architecture”, combines neuroscience and architecture to understand the neural correlates of sensory processes such as visual and spatial perception... 

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APPLICATIONS OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY DURING COVID-19

BETSY KWOK

Facing job losses, reduced income (McKibbin & Fernando, 2020) and social isolation due to physical distancing measures (Saladino, Algeri, & Auriemma, 2020), many people have experienced high levels of distress and anxiety, together with feelings of helplessness and dispiritedness (Montemurro, 2020). However, there are still people who have remained optimistic during this crisis. What makes them different? And what can we do to be like them?

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THE EXISTENTIALISM OF DAMIEN HIRST 

MIRANDA YATES

Whilst we may all be familiar with Descartes’ notion that ‘I think, therefore I am’, Kierkegaard instead opted for an alternative mantra - ‘I exist, therefore I think’... 

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NEUROAESTHETICS

HOW THE BRAIN RESPONDS TO ART

ELLIE ROBERTS

'Neuroaesthetics is an emerging interdisciplinary field combining neuroscience, psychology and the arts to understand the neural correlates of aesthetic experiences such as art and beauty (Pearce et al., 2016). Neuroaesthetics was first coined by Semir Zeki, a professor of neuroscience at University College London...'

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WHAT CAN PLAY THERAPY OFFER? 

VRITTI VASWANI

'You might be wondering, what is play therapy? Well, let's start with play itself. The act of playing is inherent to children and essential for their development. Play aids children to regulate their emotional responses to disturbances and reduces stress levels...'

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ART THERAPY IN MUSEUMS

HOW CAN ART IMPROVE OUR WELL-BEING? 

CEREN BAYRAKCI

'As time went by, museums have expanded their services in many different ways. Once exclusively used as places to exhibit art pieces, at the moment museums operate as workshop areas, party venues or theatre stages...'

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HOW DO MOVIES REALLY MAKE US FEEL?

NADINE SEIF

'When was the last time you finished watching a movie in a different mood to when you started it? Isn't it puzzling that something so removed from one’s life can have such a profound impact on one’s emotional state...'

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THE HEALING POWER OF ART

VRITTI VASWANI

'Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has caused museums to close and concerts to be canceled, many individuals have turned to art, emphatically showing “its power to unite and connect in times of crisis” (United Nations, 2020)...'

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SURREALISM: ART OF THE UNCONSCIOUS

GREGORY AYVAZOV

'The modern estimates of the total number of casualties of the First World War (defined as the deaths and injuries of both the civilian populations and soldiers) hover around forty million...'

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FAMILY ART THERAPY

VIVIAN ZHANG

'The advancement of family therapy theories in the past few decades inspired practitioners in developing family art therapy (Riley & Malchiodi, 1994)...'

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WHAT ARE CREATIVE THERAPIES SERIES

ART THERAPY

AIKO LEUNG

What are creative therapies? Are they the same as art therapy? Read this article to find out the answer.

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ARE YOU SCARED OF MATHS? 

MATH ANXIETY: WHY AND WHAT TO DO

RYAN LAU

'Mathematics is basically everywhere. “Math is scary.” “Math is complicated.” “Why do we need to do this?” “I was never good at math.” We hear these quite often, in or out of our classrooms...'

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HOW CAN WE TAKE CARE OF OUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19

THE USE OF SOCIAL IDENTITY THEORY

HENRY WANG

'The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic can be stressful for people across the world. According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “fear and anxiety about a new disease...'

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WHAT ARE CREATIVE THERAPIES SERIES

MUSIC THERAPY

AIKO LEUNG

Music Therapy is a type of creative therapies. Read this article to learn more about its history and process briefly. 

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WHAT ARE CREATIVE THERAPIES SERIES

DRAMA THERAPY

AIKO LEUNG

Drama Therapy is a type of creative therapies. Is dramatherapy the same as psychdrama? Click and read to find out the answer.

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WHAT ARE CREATIVE THERAPIES SERIES

DANCE THERAPY

AIKO LEUNG

Dance Therapy is also a type of creative therapies. Read this article to learn more about its history and practices. 

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