Interview #2: Tatum Zablan

Last time, I was able to illustrate a glimpse of what it was like to be part of the research and teaching academe. But my small project didn’t end there.

Aside from research, I wanted to take a glimpse of another field most physical science-related majors (most especially a percentage of psychology majors) end up in: the corporate world. I was determined at gaining insight on what it’s like to have an office space for myself and incentives for some sort of motivation, but I wanted insight from the experience of a fresh psychology graduate rather than another professional veteran.Read More »

Why I’m not joining a rally today

It’s 10:38 and my knees are shaking.

Today, at this hour, over 3,000 Filipinos from different walks of life have dedicated a day in their lives to march up the streets of EDSA in protest to the burying of a dictator in the cemetery of heroes; many being students from various universities, tribes from the Southern parts of the country and relatives of victims of a dark era known as Martial Law. Marcos.

The numbers against him are rising.Read More »

Seeing is Believing

This might be one of the best explanations I’ve read so far.

Rationalising The Universe

What is the basis of human belief regarding the existence of independent objects? When it comes to the sciences the basis is often that classic (yet often misused) word ‘proof’ … but what is it that constitutes proof in the scientific world? Humans like to take what we can see as quite solid evidence for the proof of an external object’s existence. If we see a chair in front of us and then we sit down upon it and it performs its dutiful function of upholding our weight then we can quite confidently take this as proof that the chair actually exists. This is the commonly held philosophical viewpoint known as realism. But what about when it comes to objects like electrons, protons and quarks – we definitely cannot see these entities with a microscope, let alone the human eye, how then do we infer proof of their existence?  These quantum scale…

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Interview #1: Sir Glen Mangali

Taking up a psychology program translates to flexible opportunities, ranging from the human resource department and social welfare office to research and clinical practice as a psychometrician.

However, the fields a psychology degree (or any degree in physical sciences) can pursue usually branch out to two categories: academic (clinical practice, research, medicine) and corporate (HR management, clergy). Since I’ll be part of the workforce soon enough, I wanted to look into these fields of employment further. Read More »