On Friday, 9th December, the class of psychology of emotion conducted a mini-research exhibition in the form of posters related for their final research project. The exhibition was held at Hall D Faculty of Psychology UGM and it was hosted by Galang Lufityanto, Ph. D. There are various topics of the poster with the main theme of an individual’s emotion. The titles consist of ‘The Correlation between Loneliness and Jealousy: Comparing Dutch and Indonesian Culture’, ‘The Relationship between Nostalgia, Emotions, and Songs for Indonesians’, ‘Guilt as an Indicator of Pro-Environmental Behavior in Indonesian Students’, and ‘Frustration and Goal Proximity.’
On Friday, 25th of November, the class on Mental Disorder conducted a field study at Grhasia Mental Hospital. The activities consist of several sessions, including an introduction to the mental hospital, learning materials, and real-time observation of the mental hospital patients. The first session was the mental hospital’s introduction by the Grhasia Mental Hospital representative. The session mainly tells about the history and general information of the hospital, its vision and mission, and the various services they provide. The mental hospital offers various services, including a psychological clinic, rehabilitation clinic, mental health service, counseling, physiotherapy, and psychoeducation.
On Friday, 18th of November, students from the Psychology of Emotion class conducted a field study on ‘mindfulness’. During the session, the students joined a mindfulness workshop by a community named MyndfulAct. This workshop aimed to focus on what’s going on in an individual’s self and being relaxed when facing any situation. The people from MyndfulAct are experienced in teaching mindfulness as they deliver their ideas about mindfulness in this activity. The first session consisted of a journaling activity where participants wrote about what they would do if their friends needed help and what they would do if they needed help.
On the 4th & 11th November, IUP students batch 2020 had their field study for Psychology & Culture course. The activity was conducted in Taman Dolanan with the purpose of visiting the Jamlang Gentong Community. Jamblang Gentong is a community which has a vision of developing a cultural tourist spot that is capable of conserving traditional games. The community has various activities such as ecoprint, musical performances which use several kinds of wastes as their costumes materials during their performance. From these activities, they encourage the society and their surroundings to implement a sustainable and eco friendly lifestyle. In Taman Dolanan, the students were also introduced to various traditional games and they were also capable of participating in the conduct of traditional games. The students started to observe the surroundings of Taman Dolan by acknowledging the activities of the society, villages, and schools.
On Friday, 21 October, Psychology of Disaster and Crisis class had a field study at Desa Giriasih, Gunung Kidul. It is a community-led innovation in disaster and humanitarian response Ngudi Mulya where an innovation was made in the form of mist irrigation for the farmers there and most of the farmers are elderly. The agenda from the series of activities consist of presentations from the group who made the innovation, named The Ngudi Mulya Group. The innovation was also made as a response to the issue of severe drought during the dry season in Gunung Kidul. During the dry season, the area of Gunung Kidul is lacking a water source which leads to the difficulty of the farmers in accessing water. To obtain water, the farmers have to buy and carry the water from the field which is quite demanding and difficult to conduct since the farmers are mostly elderly. This innovation is integrated with IT through smartphones, the farmers can activate their smartphones and schedule their irrigation period. This is also in accordance with the hope of attracting the interest of young generations in continuing Indonesian agricultural activities.