By Wala’ Muiz
GOMBAK, 18 November 2021: The socio-psychological aspects of people living in an endemic is expected to be discussed at the talk this Friday (19 November) conducted by the Secretariat of Sociology and Anthropology (SOCASA) and Secretariat of Psychology (PSYCTA).
Socio-psychological factors are defined as the combination of social factors such as family, society and wealth and psychological factors such as feelings, thoughts and beliefs in personality development.
Due to the shift of lifestyle from the conditions regulated by the endemic, it is essential that an individual is studied on his or her behavioural changes according to socio-psychological aspects to benefit those studying the fields.
Students are expected to be educated on public expectations of changes towards life during the endemic so they would be able to manage and cope with the situation.
The talk will highlight the differences and similarities of sociology and psychology perspectives on the endemic subject to educate students not only about human behaviour limited to an individual, but also beyond that to include the society which is affected by the endemic.
Two speakers, Mrs. Triana Rahmawati, a social activist and founder of Happiness Family in Surakarta, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia, and Dr. Pamilia Lourdunathan, an Assistant Professor from AHAS Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, IIUM have been invited to discuss the topic.
The talk will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Facebook Live and is open to the public. Starpoints will also be rewarded to IIUM participants.
Students from the SOCASA and PSYCTA societies are expected to join the talk as the topic is intimately related with their fields of study. ***