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The 10 Things You Need to Know About The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

Damon Ashworth Psychology

1. There are 10 categories of experience that are considered to have adverse consequences on the later development of children

These include:

  • Abuse:
    • Emotional
    • Physical
    • Sexual
  • Neglect:
    • Emotional
    • Physical
  • Household Dysfunction:
    • Domestic Violence
    • Substance Abuse
    • Mental Illness
    • Parental Separation/Divorce
    • Crime
2. It is possible to determine your own Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) score

The ACE score is a measure that has been designed to measure the cumulative nature of childhood distress. 

If you are interested in finding out your ACE score, please answer the following questionnaire from

While you were growing up, during your first 18 years of life:

1. Did a parent or other adult in the household often or very often

  • Swear at you, insult you, put you down, or humiliate you? or
  • Act in a way that made you afraid that you might be physically hurt?

Yes? No?   If yes, enter 1 _____________

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Last? Yes last.

“Want a glass of chilled Ribena?”

I have the chance to write again and this will be the last post for my assignment. The good news is, I won’t stop writing because I really enjoy WordPress. Anyways, I would like to be honest that I can’t argue. I can’t because I always loose in an argument. Therefore I am going to explain some reasons on why I deserve a full marks of 10 for this blog assignment. Perhaps lesser than that? =)

First of all, those blogs in ‘Kawaakarinao’ were authentically created using real life experiences, a little gold dust sprinkles of emotions and feelings and polished with honesty. I believe other bloggers wrote their blogs using the same formula. Therefore they too, deserve a full mark for their assignment! =) We spent hours thinking and reflecting on the topic assigned to us and relating it to our daily life. It is not a simple task to share openly to other bloggers (course mates) about our personal issues as those blogs composed of both sweet and bitter stories. For that reason, we should be given scores.

The bottom line is that I relate the theories we learnt to my past experiences as well as my current ones. Like I said I spent hours reading through the lecture notes and understanding the theory. It might not be important but the perseverance we withstand can be evident from our stories. As convincing as it may be, I am still learning to write, which is why some of my posts were not informative or descriptive enough.

I would like to also compliment the attractiveness of my entire blog, at least for me. I decided to go for a simple concept, ‘Simplicity at its best’ and pink as well as white are my favourite colours. Therefore I chose Pink Bubblegum as the background of my blog to best suit my personality- sweet as the pinkish pink. `\(“>v<)/`Some of my stories are made by colourful fonts as I wanted to match the mood of the stories with suitable colours.

Cognitive Dissonance Theory is a discomfort caused by two dissonant thoughts. The dissonance in regards to my situation is reduced by changing behaviours to match attitude. I deserve a high mark as I have done my best to score this assignment. However, when dissonance is reduced by changing attitudes to match behaviour, I know I don’t deserve high marks but if I don’t then I may not pass the assignment.

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Hello WordPress and Psychology =)

xin chào~ hello~

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Salahuddien for providing us this relaxing mode of doing an assignment which is to write blog posts! It was by far the most relaxing assignment ever~ I had great time expressing myself using writing, no typing, no it’s wordings… Anyways, =) I love this assignment as it is personalized. I own this work and I really hope other bloggers would benefit from my blog posts as well as I benefiting from other blog posts!

This assignment particularly writing blog posts in WordPress helped me to list down most of my happy moments in life as well as the not-so-happy moments in my life. I am glad I could remember these moments as it was an exercise to retrieve all those memories which we sometimes neglected. Memories are wonderful. Whether are not it is a bad memory or a good one, we remember each of it. If it is a bad memory, we take it as a lesson to stand on our feet again and if it is a good memory, cherish them. Enough said on the philosophical terms on memories XD

We were not restricted when writing our blog posts as long as it is related to the topic of the blog. I can use red as my font colour and I can spam as much picture about my holiday trip without restriction! (I know this is graded XD) Anyways still, I have the choice to express myself using different punctuations and words. After all it is my blog. Writing blog is super interesting. Now I know why some bloggers are so passionate in writing blogs without fail. It is the interest they have in writing their favourite topic and sharing them to other bloggers and readers. Besides having the freewill to write a blog (like a bird flying in the sky) I learnt to relate the psychological terms I learnt in class to my daily life. This practice elevated my passion for psychology and to help people in need.

I really love this assignment and I would like to continue writing stories of my life here in Kawaakarinao!

Any negative aspect about this? Hmmmm~ Perhaps, Mr Salah could share blog posts from our course mates which is inspiring and meaningful to the class during lectures or tutorials. We can learn from the blog shared using each other’s stories! Another thing maybe Mr Salah can consider allowing students to choose their own title they want to write with a condition it has to relate with the topic they learnt from the lecture. This does not restrict students in expressing. Instead it may help students who have difficulty writing about that one topic as they can choose their preferred sub topic of the lecture they feel more comfortable expressing. Just my suggestion =)

So yeah, Psychology rocks! Psychology lecturers rocks! Psychology students rocks! Each rock is uniquely special and when we gather we can create an impact to the people in need.

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Posted in Naomi

My Personality

Anyeonghaseyo! 안녕하세요

I will be sharing with you guys some of my personalities from the Big Five Personality Traits! How interesting is that? I will be explaining the five personality traits and if it is congruous with my personality. First personality trait is Openness. This trait features characteristics such as imagination and insight. Those individuals who have high level of this trait tend to have a broad range of interests. They are also more adventurous and creative.  In contrary, those who are low in this trait are more traditional and may struggle with abstract thinking.

Some of the traits obtain by individuals who have high level of this trait is being very creative, willing to try experience new obstacles, delightful to think about abstract concepts. Those who are low in this trait tend to dislike changes, do not enjoy new things and resist new ideas. Besides, they are also not really imaginative and dislikes abstract or theoretical concepts. I have high level of openness as I enjoy being outside my house and doing things others choose not to. I remember going for a parasailing ride in Thailand before I failed in persuading my other friends to join me. They were reluctant and I had to ride on my own. It was breath taking~ so beautiful to be floating on the wide ocean. I used to have low level of openness when I was younger, so afraid to meet people and I followed the routine closely. I realized that we only live once, therefore I treasure every opportunity to explore the world. My next goal is to visit Japan or United Kingdom (I want to see those fluffy sheep) J ba~

Next trait will be conscientiousness. The standard features of this dimension include high levels of thoughtfulness with good impulse control and goal directed behaviours. Those high in conscientiousness tend to be organized and mindful of details. The traits of an individual who are high in conscientiousness are spending time preparing, completing tasks immediately and paying attention to details. Individuals who are low in this trait dislike structure and schedules, do not take charge of things and is messy, procrastinate important tasks and fail to complete the work assigned to them. Unfortunately, I have lower trait of conscientiousness. I tend to procrastinate and complete my work at the very last minute. The good news is I do not always complete my tasks at the last hour as I am aware of the importance of the tasks. It is quite uncertain as there are times I organize my things really well and sometimes I do not. However one thing for sure is that I cannot do work in a messy room or unwashed dishes in the sink.

Extraversion will be the third trait. It is characterized by excitability, sociability, talkativeness, assertiveness and high amount of emotional expressiveness. Those high in extraversion are outgoing and tend to be energized by the social situations. On the other hand, those low in extraversion are reserved and needed more energy in social settings. Individuals who rate high on extraversion tend to enjoy being the centre of attention, enjoy starting a conversation and meeting new people. They also have wide social circle of friends and acquaintances and feel energized when they are in the midst of people.

Solitude, feeling of exhaustion when socialize, difficulty in starting a conversation and dislike being the centre of attention are some of the traits of an individual who has low level of extraversion. Before I started to work, I was a girl who has low level of extraversion. Then, I started to step out of my comfort zone and adapt the working life, learning to converse well with new people. Most of the people around me may think that I am an outgoing person. Well, not really as I still have stage fright, have fear being in crowds and crossing the road. Yes crossing the road where I feel many pairs of eyes are looking at me! There you have it, timid Naomi~

The forth trait is agreeableness. Those high in agreeableness tend to be more cooperative while those low in this trait tend to be competitive and manipulative. Some traits for those who have high agreeableness are having great deal of interest in other people, caring, empathetic and enjoy helping and contributing happiness to other people. However those who are low in this trait tend to take little interest in others, do not care about the feelings of other people and have little interest in other people’s problems. I would say helping people is my passion, which is why I took studies on early childhood and psychology as my major. My basic core value is putting myself in their shoes and try to understand them and providing emotional support. I cannot afford ignoring an emotionally unstable individual. This value was taught by my beloved father. Thank you, papa.

The last trait will be neuroticism. Individuals high in this trait tend to experience mood swings anxiety and sadness. They tend to experience a lot of stress, worrying, experiencing dramatic shifts in mood and feeling anxious. While those low in this trait tend to be more stable and emotionally resilient. They are emotionally stable, worry less and feel relaxed. When I have troubles or worries, I would pray for spiritual needs as I believe in God to provide me a pathway out. I am reserved in this area and I hardly share my worries to the people around me. Sharing my burdens and causing other people to worry is not my personality. Unless of course when others start to question and express their concern, I had to spill it out. I cannot hide. Nevertheless, I choose to be happy. How? I look up the sky and admire nature such as the blue sky, white cloud, green trees and birds chirping. Amazingly, nature heals.

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Posted in Naomi

Precious are our memories of you..

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नमस्ते! Namaste! Hello!

Emotions are universal. It is amazing to think that all of us share the same emotion.  We frown when we are sad and we smile when we are happy. We can also feel disgusted, surprise and angry. Children as young as infant show signs of displeasure and they can brighten our day with their smile or laughter!

Everyday I experience different emotions, mostly happy. I love to laugh and smile which explains why I enjoy comedy. Unfortunately, and sadly I do feel sad at times and I really dislike that feeling. Therefore, I will be sharing one or maybe some beautiful and happy memories of her =) Some brief introduction. She was a strong woman with a brave heart, has a beautiful smile, loving, friendly and loud spoken.She was also very famous as far as I am concerned and she practically knew everyone staying near her home. Some instances of funny memories I have in my mind right know which I can still remember vividly. These memories got me laughing by myself. Super funny. 

I mentioned earlier that she was a loud spoken person. She would scream in anger when something or someone annoyed her. She would call a person’s name aloud which made a stranger knew who was staying with her easily. She would also laugh hysterically and brighten the day of a person who feel sad and extremely down. The funny thing is that her neighbor (niece’s classmate) who stayed seven houses away told her niece that he could hear her voice everyday. When she heard from her niece, she laughed.

She was indeed a brave woman. She rode a motorcycle once when she was carrying her second child. A thief tried to snatch her handbag and the amazing thing she did was she kicked the thief’s motorcycle with her leg and rode away quickly. It was hilarious but I thank God that she and her child were safe. Besides being a brave woman, she was also a good cook! Her famous steamed chicken brought her family closer. She also cook delicious ‘nasi lemak’ =) 

Precious are our memories of you. I am glad I can still recall these memories, memories to remind me to appreciate little things in life. Our family, friends or maybe just the fact that we can breathe are some of the reason why I am able to put a smile on my face. It was sad at first, but I chose to be happy. 

Emotion is a feeling, or affect which involve physiological arousal, conscious experience and behavioral expression. Our emotions are displayed based on both internal and external factors. We can feel sad, happy, angry, tired, and anxious whenever we are. These emotions in turn gives us both favorable or unfavorable memories. We feel thankful when the memories are good and when some memories were not so perfect, we aim to create more beautiful memories with the people around us. Some say emotions are temporal and never let these emotions to influence us while some say emotions are what make us human. I say we have a balance. Emotions are healthy when we know how to control them =)

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Shahriman again?

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大家好!我希望你们喜歡閱讀(❤ ω ❤)爱你们!
Hello everyone! I hope you guys will enjoy reading. Love you guys!

I am proud to say my Chinese language has improved! *pats on my shoulder*
Thank you, you from the bottom of my heart! You guys know who you are : ) This week my blog will be ang ang (reddish). Why is that so? That is because my favorite color was red when I was young. Everything was red back then, my school bag, pencil case and water bottle. Not only it was my favorite color, the color red was also significant in my life.

I love sports and guess what? My ‘Rumah Sukan’ (Sports House) was red from primary one to primary six and from secondary one up till secondary five! We have different colors during sports day. The standard colors were ‘Rumah Biru/Blue House’, ‘Rumah Kuning/Yellow House’, ‘Rumah Hijau/Green House’ and ‘Rumah Merah/Red House’! It was called ‘Rumah’ followed by the respective colors when I was in my primary years. However, the names were different when we were in our secondary school. They are ‘DC Gong/Gong Dong Chiang for the blue’, ‘Tai Swee Kee for yellow’,‘MC Graw for the green’ and ‘Shahriman for red’!

It gives me the sense of accomplishment whenever I played sport, however that does not mean I am good at each of it. I believe each of us participated in at least one sport during Sport’s Day each year. As for me, I run 100 meters, 200 meters, 4×100 meters and 4×400 meters. Besides, I also did high jump and I am always at the third position. So there is nothing much to say apart from the feeling I had when I was the only one in the team to make it for Sports Day!

I used to think that Sport’s Day is just a normal day where all of us have fun running and playing games. However, when I run, I will run with all my might and my gaze will be transfixed at the front. The process of running was challenging. I felt pressured and I disliked the feeling of someone running ahead of me. What I did was to push myself to do my best which is to run with more effort. I remembered hearing the First -Aider cheering, ‘Shahriman again!’ Those encouragement from the spectators gave me confidence.

In conclusion, there are five levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Each level is vital,from physiological needs to safety and love & belongings. Then we proceed to the level on self esteem and lastly the highest level which is self actualization. We ought to strive to reach these five levels of Hierarchy Needs. As for me, based on my story on the goals I achieved, the level of hierarchy which best suits my story would be esteem. Those achievements helped to boost my confidence in completing tasks without fear. I will not stop achieving these levels instead, I will strive for more 🙂


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Who am I?

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Apa khabar semua!

The topic given for this week is ‘nature versus nurture’ and we have been asked to share which side is more influential.When l was young, I remember hearing my mother comparing me with my sisters whenever she had a casual conversation with my aunt or with her fellow friends.

“She’s just like her father” my mother would say.

Do I have the traits of my father? I often think about it as I grow. Obviously I inherited both my parents’ traits. This is nature. I like to think about it this way that all I am is inherited. I am careful with my expenditure just like my mother and I love nature just like my father. Besides, I also believe I inherited my father’s outgoing personalialty and my mother’s love for fruits. We can have fruits for all meals!

We are imperfect human beings, therefore I do have some negative personality traits such as being stubborn, lazy at times and being a timid girl. Most of them are from my father, so mummy,you are quite right I am just like papa.

Besides personalities, it is observable that I am tall like my father and we have tanned skin. My second sister on the other hand has my mother’s short and cute height and they are fair. Like fair and lovely. They both are adorable 🙂 My lips and teeth are similar to my mother’s and my father and I have a similar feet shape.

Other than inheriting the traits from my beloved parents, there are some aspects in my life where external factors are the reason to the change in my behaviour. I was a quite girl until the end of my college years. I became a different person after I started to work. My friends told me that I became an extrovert. The reason is because I had to deal with humans (parents of my students) and real work problems. Those years were challenging but fun.

I believe strongly that both nature and nurture plays an important role in shaping me. I may be noisy,very noisy and sometimes stubborn, but i’ll never forget the advice from my father, that is to love people including the one who sweeps for a living. Peace✌

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