HOW TO STAY CALM
BEFORE AN EXAM?
Assoc Prof. Aslı BUGAY
JUNE 6 ,2017
VENUE: Arma Book Store
ADDRESS: Atatürk Cad. No: 312 Alsancak I İZMİR FOR INFO: METU Science Communication Team - SCT / 0312 210 63 88
WHO IS ASSOC. PROF. ASLI BUGAY?
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Ankara University and PhD degree in Middle East Technical University in Guidance and Psychological Counseling.
She started her career as a psychological counselor in Private Arı Schools. Then, she worked as a research assistant at Middle East Technical University and assistant professor at TED University and Akdeniz University. She worked as a visiting researcher at the Florida State University, Institute of Family and worked as a researcher in the "healthy romantic relationships" project. Currently, she has been working as the department coordinator in the Guidance and Psychological Consultancy Program at Northern Cyprus Campus, Middle East Technical University.
STRESS-FREE EXAMS SHOULD BE INVENTED
Universal emotions such as frustration, anxiety and fear, and the physiological changes in our bodies when we feel these emotions are more or less the same in all of us. However, reactions to intense emotions can vary greatly from one another.
For example, it is normal and common for students to get stressed out and to be anxious about a test for which about 2 million students are studying to take. In the face of such emotions like anxiety and stress, the question “why are some students able to regulate themselves and their emotions and calm themselves down better?” gives a clue about the result of the exam to a great extent.
In this context, we will seek answers to the question “How can I cope with the negative feelings before an exam?” and talk about self-soothing strategies in the METU Science Cafe event.