Workshop: Publishing your research (for FISIP UB lecturer)

“Publish or perish”, or so we are told. Ironically, about 85% of research efforts are currently wasted (Ioannidis, 2014). To make significant contributions, it is not enough for us researchers to merely publish our work. In this workshop, I am going to talk about the importance of having a vision (a reason and purpose for writing) and strategies that enable us to meticulously select the right journal to disseminate our research (Workshop for lecturer FISIP UB, 5 November 2014).

Recommended journal directories and database (DIKTI):

List of predatory journals (Jeffrey Beall):

Blacklisted journals (DIKTI):

International Publication: Relating mindfulness and self-control to harm to the self and to others (PAID)


Our study is published in July 2014, in Personality and Individual Differences (Elsevier). doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.02.015

We conducted a web-based study exploring the dynamics of self-reported mindfulness and self-control towards aggression and self-harm. Individuals who deal with intense emotions may ruminate on these emotions, or use thought suppression as an attempt to stop rumination. Because both strategies may paradoxically increase the intensity and frequency of negative emotions, some individuals might then engage in harmful behaviours to distract themselves. In contrast, individuals who mindfully monitor their emotions may be better attuned to when self-control is required before impulsive reactions occur.

As predicted, participants who were more mindful and more self-controlled reported being less aggressive and self-harmless. Bootstrap analyses supported the mediating role of self-control on the association between mindfulness and aggression and self-harm. These findings suggest that people who are naturally predisposed to monitor the “in-the-moment” experience could be less harmful towards themselves and others due partly to their high capacity in self-control.

International Conference: Re-wiring stress via mindfulness

AAICP Rewiring stress via mindfulness

In Western countries, an increasing amount of published work has documented that mindfulness-based clinical interventions reduced the self-reported levels of stress, the stress hormone cortisol levels, and grey-matter density in the right amygdala.

The application of mindfulness in Indonesia may be reflected in the ancient Javanese’s (the largest ethnic groups in Indonesia) endorsement of the eling value, which means continuously being aware of one’s own position in life. Bringing mindfulness back to the context of Indonesian culture could promote greater ability in emotion regulation that is crucial for effective stress management.

This poster was presented on 10 – 11 January, 2014 at the 5th International Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology Conference in Solo, Indonesia.