How Research Can Investigate Psychotherapy

By Thursday, July 28, 2011 , No comments
Now to the question I have been building up to: If, for some of us, this is the nature of psychotherapy, then how can research investigate and measure it? I think that it is beginning to be investigated in two ways: first, in physiological terms, and secondly, in terms of increasingly refined observations of tape-recorded in-therapy behavior.


I want to say a few words about each of these.


Psychophysiological studies have been reported (Berlin, 1960; Matarazzo, 1958) showing that different interpersonal conditions involve different autonomic correlates. We have currently also made a start (Gendlin, 1961 c) at finding autonomic correlates of different manners of experiencing (as defined in the Process Scale) and of resulting changes.



Another line of researches shows that psychotic contents can be produced in the laboratory by inhibiting the normal interaction of person or body, as happens in dreams, hypnosis, and laboratory stimulus isolation. Psychotic contents seem to appear when stimuli for optimal interaction are reduced. Also, LSD, Carbon Dioxide, and other toxics produce them. I think it is likely that we will find, also, physical modes of restoring, rather than inhibiting, optimal organismic process, and optimal interaction.


Currently, it is true, society seems more to want to tranquilize its schizophrenics — and itself — so as to avoid, rather than restore, personal interaction and optimal physical interaction. Yet, I think physical and psychological avenues of research are increasingly defining one optimal process of organismic life, physical, subjective, and interpersonal.


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The Insiders Guide to Getting Published (IGGP)

By Wednesday, July 27, 2011 , No comments

JPSP dengan kerjasama RMI akan menganjurkan satu sesi bersama editor: 

The Insiders Guide to Getting Published (IGGP) 
Tarikh : 29 Julai 2011/Jumaat
Masa : 3.00 - 4.30 petang
Tempat : Auditorium 2, Bangunan Ilqam, UiTM Shah Alam
Penceramah : Dr.Alex Douglas, Editor of TQM Journal

Anda dijemput hadir jika ada kelapangan kerana masih terdapat kekosongan..

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Utusan Online: Industri dipelawa sertai MyPhD tingkat teknologi

By Tuesday, July 26, 2011 , No comments
PUTRAJAYA 25 Julai - Syarikat kejuruteraan tempatan digesa menyambar peluang menyertai program ijazah Kedoktoran Falsafah (MyPhD) yang ditawarkan oleh kerajaan.


Ini untuk menyelesaikan masalah yang dihadapi industri berikutan kurangnya penyelidikan terhadap teknologi baru.


Menteri Pengajian Tinggi, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin berkata, hasrat tersebut akan tercapai jika pihak industri bekerjasama dengan universiti untuk menjalankan penyelidikan di peringkat tinggi dengan menggunapakai aplikasi kejuruteraan.


Menurutnya, ia sejajar dengan matlamat kerajaan untuk melahirkan pekerja yang mempunyai kemahiran khusus untuk keperluan industri melalui kerjasama erat kedua-dua pihak.


"Apabila isu dan masalah ini dapat diselesaikan, ia akan menyumbang kepada produktiviti dan membolehkan syarikat tersebut bersaing dengan syarikat lain melalui peningkatan kepakaran dan tahap kecekapan modal insan yang ada.


"Ia sekali gus dapat menarik minat syarikat luar untuk melabur di negara ini kerana keupayaan kita dalam industri berasaskan teknologi berat yang semakin relevan dalam menjadi negara maju dan ekonomi berpendapatan tinggi berbanding bersaing dalam industri biasa," katanya.


Beliau berkata demikian selepas menyaksikan Majlis Menandatangani Memorandum Perjanjian (MoA) Bagi Program Doktor Kejuruteraan Antara Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) dengan pihak industri di sini, hari ini.


Turut hadir Naib Canselor UTEM, Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Yusoff Hassan, Pengarah Kanan Infineon Technologies (Kulim).


Pada majlis itu sebanyak enam syarikat ditawarkan tempat untuk melanjutkan pengajian peringkat Ijazah Doktor Kejuruteraan di UTeM.


Enam syarikat tersebut Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Infineon Technologies (Kulim), Infineon Technologies (Melaka), Solid Precision Engineering, National Semiconductor (Melaka) dan Rubber Leisure Product Sdn. Bhd.


Mohamed Khaled berkata, melalui program itu juga banyak kemudahan disediakan kerajaan kepada pihak industri seperti penyediaan pinjaman pengajian dan tempat di universiti tempatan.


"Pekerja industri dapat mengikuti pengajian tanpa perlu ke universiti untuk menghadiri kelas di samping yuran pengajian sebanyak RM50,000 maksimum yang dibayar oleh kerajaan kepada pihak universiti.


"Pekerja itu juga akan memperoleh pendapatan seperti biasa kerana mereka akan menyambung pengajian di industri berkenaan tanpa keluar ke tempat lain," katanya.


Menjelaskan mengenai perkembangan program MyBrain 15, beliau berkata, sebanyak 672 tempat sudah diisi dalam program MyPhD.


Ia melebihi tawaran asal 650 tempat manakala program MyMaster hanya 2,802 tempat yang diisi berbanding 8,000 tempat yang ditawarkan.


source: Utusan online
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UiTM's Articles Recently Indexed By Scopus

By Tuesday, July 26, 2011 No comments


UPDATE ON 14 AUGUST 2017


Search Alert: 22 new results
Your search alert called ""universiti teknologi mara" 60004351" has found 22 new results on Scopus. |  View all new results in Scopus
22 results
 DocumentAuthor(s)DateSource TitleCitations
1 .Three-dimensional (3D) evaluation of liquid distribution in shake flask using an optical fluorescence techniqueAzizan, A., Büchs, J.2017Journal of Biological Engineering ,
11 ( 1 ) , art. no. 28
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2 .Microwave-assisted preparation of mesoporous-activated carbon from coconut (cocos nucifera) leaf by H3PO4 activation for methylene blue adsorptionJawad, A.H., Sabar, S., Ishak, M.A.M., Wilson, L.D., Ahmad Norrahma, S.S., Talari, M.K., Farhan, A.M.2017Chemical Engineering Communications , 
pp. 1 - 14 . 
Articles not published yet, but available online Article in Press
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3 .Isolation and characterization of galactomannan from seed of Leucaena leucocephalaRahim, N., Li, A.R., Kamarun, D., Ahmad, M.R.2017Polymer Bulletin , 
pp. 1 - 11 . 
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4 .Relationship of salivary CD14 concentration with dental caries in young childrenKumar, S., Tandon, S., Nayak, R., Saran, R., Pentapati, K.-C.2017Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry , 
9 ( 8 ) pp. e958 - e961 .
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5 .Molecular epidemiology of blastocystosis in Malaysia: Does seasonal variation play an important role in determining the distribution and risk factors of Blastocystis subtype infections in the Aboriginal community?Noradilah, S.A., Moktar, N., Anuar, T.S., Lee, I.L., Salleh, F.M., Manap, S.N.A.A., Mohtar, N.S.H.M., Azrul, S.M., Abdullah, W.O., Nordin, A., Abdullah, S.R.2017Parasites and Vectors , 
10 ( 1 ) , art. no. 360
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6 .Performance analysis of handoverstrategy in femtocell network byusing fractional frequency reuse and Dynamic Power Control methodsRosdi, M., Yusof, A.L., Ya'acob, N., Razak, N.I.A.2017ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences , 
12 ( 13 ) pp. 3995 - 4001 .
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7 .System identification and model validation of electrohydraulic actuator for quarter car systemIshak, N., Tajjudin, M., Ismail, H., Adnan, R.2017ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences , 
12 ( 13 ) pp. 4167 - 4174 .
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8 .The financial costs of urban sprawl: Case study of Penang StateOsman, S., Abdullah, J., Nawawi, A.H.2017Planning Malaysia , 
( 6 ) pp. 13 - 24 .
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9 .Recreational facilities for youth in Malaysian Urban Areas. Case studies: Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, SabahOmar, D., Omar, K.A., Kamaludin, Z., Othman, S., Mohd Yusoff, Z.2017Planning Malaysia , 
( 6 ) pp. 67 - 74 .
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10 .Social impact of agro-tourism on local Urban residents. Case study: Cameron Highlands, MalaysiaLeh, O.L.H., Mohd Noor, M.H.C., Marzukhi, M.A., Mohamed Musthafa, S.N.A.2017Planning Malaysia , 
( 6 ) pp. 51 - 66 .
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11 .Promoting sustainable travel behavior through transport policy measuresNasrudin, N., Abdullah, Y.A., Leh, O.L.H.2017Planning Malaysia , 
( 6 ) pp. 85 - 96 .
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12 .An evaluation of urban public transport route. Case study: Hop-on hop-off, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaIsmail, I.K., Leh, O.L.H., Zaki, Z.A.2017Planning Malaysia , 
( 6 ) pp. 109 - 122 .
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13 .Social impact of foreign immigrants in affordable housing area. Case study: Mentari Court, Selangor, MalaysiaLeh, O.L.H., Mohd Rosli, N.N.F., Marhalim, F.A., Mohamed Musthafa, S.N.A.2017Planning Malaysia , 
( 6 ) pp. 37 - 50 .
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14 .Human interaction in urban spaces: A quantitative analysis in Urban Park, Shah Alam City, SelangorIbrahim, F.I., Omar, D., Nik Mohamad, N.H.2017Planning Malaysia , 
( 6 ) pp. 75 - 84 .
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15 .Case report of a high voltage electrical injury and review of the indications for early fasciotomy in limb salvage of an electrically injured limbHuei, T.J., Mohd Yussof, S.J., Lip, H.T.C., Salina, I.2017Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters , 
30 ( 2 ) pp. 151 - 153 .
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16 .Examining diabetes distress, medication adherence, diabetes self-care activities, diabetes-specific quality of life and health-related quality of life among type 2 diabetes mellitus patientsJannoo, Z., Wah, Y.B., Lazim, A.M., Hassali, M.A.2017Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology 
Articles not published yet, but available online Article in Press
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17 .Economic growth and convergence: Do institutional proximity and spillovers matter?Ahmad, M., Hall, S.G.2017Journal of Policy Modeling 
Articles not published yet, but available online Article in Press
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18 .Urban planning and the challenges of neoliberal globalisation in MalaysiaMarzukhi, M.A., Leh, O.L.H., Hamdan, H.2017Planning Malaysia , 
( 6 ) pp. 1 - 12 .
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19 .The impact of gentrification on local urban heritage identity in old quarter, Melaka Heritage CityOthman, R.N.R.2017Planning Malaysia , 
( 6 ) pp. 123 - 134 .
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20 .The moderating effect of information asymmetry on the signalling role of institutional investors in the Malaysian IPOsChe-Yahya, N., Abdul-Rahim, R., Mohd-Rashid, R.2017Asian Journal of Business and Accounting , 
10 ( 1 ) pp. 127 - 165 .
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21 .Combating squatters in Malaysia: Do we have dequate policies as instrument?Abdullah, Y.A., Kuek, J.N., Hamdan, H., Zulkifli, L.M.2017Planning Malaysia , 
( 6 ) pp. 25 - 36 .
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22 .Steroidal and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents for ocular useMathur, R., Agarwal, R.2016Pharmacology of Ocular Therapeutics , 
pp. 229 - 244 .
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Temporary access to OECD iLibrary (database)

By Thursday, July 21, 2011 , No comments

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is a non-profit inter government organization. The OECD has approx 250 special project teams, made up of subject matter experts, who are tasked to study a series of socio-economic issues that are of interest to the OECD members governments.

Subject coverage:

Agriculture and Food.
Development.
Economics.
Education.
Employment.
Energy.
Environment.
Finance and Investment.
Governance.
Industry and Services.
Nuclear Energy.
Science and Technology.
Social Issues/Migration/Health.
Taxation.
Trade.
Transport and Urban.
Rural and Regional Development.

Collectively, there are some 500 journal issues, 2500 working papers, 2200 summaries, 5000 reports and 5000 statistical tables of over 4 billion data points.

username: junjul2011
password:201297

(expired 31st Jul 2011)

print-screen OECD iLibrary


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Top 10 universities / colleges in Malaysia 2011


The ranking main factors are 
Size, Visibility, Research papers and scholars




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[photos] Modern Library Design over the world

By Tuesday, July 19, 2011 , , No comments













".. A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, 
a place where history comes to life..." [Norman Cousins ]

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MESYUARAT MOLEC (MALAYSIA ONLINE E-RESOURCES CONSORTIUM) BIL. 3/2011

By Monday, July 18, 2011 , No comments



MALAYSIAN ONLINE E-RESOURCES CONSORTIUM

The Jawatan Kuasa Kecil Pangkalan Data Komersil was set up 2000 under PERDANA (Sistem Perpustakaan Digital Negara). Its main function then was to coodinate the pricing of commercial databases which was steadily increasing. The first meeting was held on 21 March 2000 at Perpustakaan Tun Seri Lanang, UKM. 

Altogether, there were 12 public and private university libraries in JKKPDK. In 2010, the committee changed its name once again to the  Malaysian OnLine E-Resources Consortium or MOLEC.

Member libraries of MOLEC are as follows:
1) National Library (PNM)

2) 20 public university libraries (UM, UKM, UTM, UPM, USM, UiTM, UTHMN, USIM, UNIMAS, UniMaP, UPSI, UMS, UUM, UTeM, UMT, UPNM, UMP, UMK, UDM, UIAM)

3) 4 GLC university libraries ( UNITEN, MMU, UTP, OUM)

4) 8 government/non government agency libraries (IKIM, MARDI, MPC, MINT, MPOB, MOSTI, FRIM, UKM PPP)

Each member library is represented by the librarian who is responsible for serials acquisition. The Chair and Secretariat is currently held by the UM Library. 

The objectives of the Consortium are to:
1.Establish the concept of resource sharing of commercial databases amongst Malaysian libraries

2.Subscribe to commercial databases as a consortium

The scope of this encompasses all Malaysian and non-Malaysian commercial databases except for the general reference databases such as encyclopedia, annual yearbooks etc.

The term of reference of the member libraries within the Consortium are:
1.Identify, study, evaluate and manage negotiations for subscription to local and international commercial databases

2.Identify ways and means of addressing the various Government policies and regulations with regards to subscription of non-Malaysian commercial databases

3.Provide a listing of all subscribed databases on their website

4.Provide a listing of all freely available databases and  e-journals on their website


The Consortium 
1.Maintains MyULIS (Malaysian Union List of Serials), Master List of 
Commercial Databases and Master List of Backfiles/Archives

2.Developed the GARIS PANDUAN PEROLEHAN SUMBER MAKLUMAT ELEKTRONIK 

3.Source for funds from MOHE 

4.Conduct workshops/courses/seminars in order to share ideas and experiences

5.Invites publishers/vendors for product presentation

6.Makes presentations to interested parties

7.Meets once every two months 



[source: JPJPD librarian]
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Using the iPad for reference services: Librarians go mobile!

By Wednesday, July 06, 2011 , No comments

Megan Lotts is fine arts librarian, e-mail: mlotts@lib.siu.edu, and
Stephanie Graves is humanities librarian at 
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, e-mail: sgraves@lib.siu.edu

Background and setup

The Virtual Reference Coordinator submitted a proposal for the purchase of several iPads when end of fiscal year contingency monies were released in the spring of 2010. The Friends of Morris Library were also hosting their first grant process and a similar proposal was submitted. With the help of both the Library Administration and Friends group, we were able to purchase three 32GB, Wi-Fi only iPads and cases. University requirements also necessitated the purchase of the Apple Protection plan for each device.

picture credit: HERE

In summer of 2010, the iPads arrived and were distributed to the virtual reference coordinator, the Fine Arts librarian, and a member of the library systems staff. Each person tested the device, explored the available apps, and recorded their experiences in a shared document. This testing phase lasted approximately eight weeks. After the testers were comfortable with the devices, we began discussing how best to share the iPads among nine reference librarians for use during the Fall 2010 semester.
We began by labeling each iPad, both by writing on the device and naming the device in the iTunes account. This would help us identify which device was checked out to staff and would also help us keep track of which device needed updates or servicing. We indulged a sense of playfulness and named each after a variety of apple: Fuji, Pink Lady, and Red Delicious.
Next, we configured them to work with the campus VPN client for Internet access. Because the iPads are primarily designed as personal use devices, we had to adjust them to facilitate use by multiple librarians. Each university user has a unique username called a Network ID and password. We were unable to obtain a generic Network ID for the iPads from the Information Technology (IT) unit. Instead, we had to use the iPad Setting menu and establish individual Network ID accounts for every librarian.
Each librarian’s account had to be typed into the three iPads separately. The virtual reference coordinator set up all the accounts with the help of several student workers. The set up is also impermanent, because the university requires a change in Network ID password every 120 days. Every time a librarian changes passwords, their account on each iPad has to be altered. This setup is less than ideal and requires constant maintenance. We are working with IT to develop a generic user ID that will establish a Wi-Fi connection independent of individual accounts. Ideally, we would like to hand the librarians an iPad that “just works” on campus without any intervention by the individual user.
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