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The Origin of Pop Psychology 101.

Started out as a class final project. Now we here.

From Humble Beginnings

This website was constructed as part of a final class project for the Honors Colloquium (HON 101) being conducted at Pima Community College (Summer semester, 2023).

The initial idea was to create a static website where I would take some of the most common mental disorders and dispel myths about them (that's where the "Common Disorders & Myths" and "Purpose" sections comes from).

However, by the time I was done creating the website, I fell in love with it. So much so that I got the .com domain name, and started publishing a regular blog on it! When I initially started building it, I thought that I wouldn't ever do anything with it after the semester was over. Clearly, I was wrong.

By the way, in case anyone is wondering: I ended up getting an A in that class.

- J. Singh

About Me & Doggo

I'm a self-published author (check out my book on Amazon), a life coach, a full-time student, a husband, and a dog parent.

Coming to America

I'm a first-generation immigrant to the United States: I first came to the US on an F1 student visa in 2009 to obtain my BA at the College of Idaho. I went back to India to obtain my MA in Clinical Psychology. Upon completing my master's program, I immigrated permanently to the United States in 2016, eventually becoming a naturalized US Citizen.

Meeting Cedar (Dog)

In the fall of 2021, I wasn't looking to adopt a dog or a cat. I had all the excuses in the world, and yet, when I found Cedar (abandoned) by his former owner at the age of around 5-6 months old I knew he was going to come home with me. In the December of 2021, shortly before Christmas, I brought Cedar home and the rest is history. Now, I couldn't imagine my life without him.

Author & Coach

So, I wrote a book and self-published it (check out my book on Amazon if you're interested). I also started up a coaching business. By the way, if you're interested in one-on-one coaching, you can learn more here. Fun fact: If you ever decide to work with me one-on-one, chances are you'll see Cedar (dog) walking around behind me or hear him barking at birds in the distance.

What do I bring to the table?

I merely bring me, myself, and my perspectives. Nothing more, nothing less. This is most certainly not an appeal to authority: Simply a brief listing of circumstances that may allow me to bring a somewhat unique viewpoint to the topics I write about.

- J. Singh

Education

I have a BA in General Psychology (from the US) and an MA in Clinical Psychology (from India).

 

Currently, I'm studying clinical research coordination, along with topics in Bioethics.

Multicultural & International Prespective

I spent my formative years in India and only came to the US for the first time for college (on an F1 student visa). I chose to go back to India for my master's degree once I had obtained my bachelor's degree. I eventually immigrated permanently to the United States, making me the first of my family to do so. Therefore, I believe it is fair to say that I have first-hand lived experience of going through the legal immigration process, as it pertains to the United States.

Coaching & Interpersonal Communication

As a life-coach, I've worked with a diverse and global clientele. I am an advocate for disability rights, and equality because I have seen how those issues impact my clients on a personal level.

Education

2023-2025

Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ, USA

Associates of Applied Science

Life takes some strange twists and turns. I wasn't ever expecting to go back to school, yet here I am in 2023: A full-time student attending my local community college working to obtain an AAS degree in Clinical Research Coordination due to my interest research, how it is conducted, and the machinery behind how everything happens behind the scenes: Especially when human subjects are concerned.

2014-2016

Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University

Dehradun, Uttrakhand, INDIA

Master of Arts 

After finishing up with my bachelor's degree, I went back to India and joined a master's program in Clinical Psychology. My internship included a rotation between the outpatient psychiatry clinic at the local hospital, time spent at the state prison psych ward, and also working in a long-term care facility (in the US I believe they used to be called mental asylums).

2009 - 2014

The College of Idaho

Caldwell, ID, USA

Bachelor of Arts

I obtained my BA with a major in Psychology from the College of Idaho in 2014. When I began my journey at the College of Idaho in the Fall of 2009, I thought I wanted to be a business major. Psychology 101 was the class that made me discover my love and fascination with the human mind and the field of psychology.

Honor Society: Lifetime Member

As of August 27, 2023, I was inducted into the Alpha Beta Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

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