About

Namaste!! My name is Sumbul.

SOMETHING ABOUT ME?

I graduated with an undergraduate BA(Honours) Economics degree from Amity University, Noida in India. I also pursued a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from Amity University, Noida in India. Currently, I am pursuing my Master’s degree in Psychology from School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh.

I am an Author of a book titled “Sophistication through Simplification- Simple ways to simplify your life”. You can buy yourself a copy. It is available on Amazon, Flipkart and Notion Press Store.

I am a Published Poet. I wrote a poem titled “My Loneliness” for Poem Pajama- Community of Poets in association with Delhi Poetry Slam, the largest poetry organisation in India. The poem is published in the book “The Last Flower of Spring“.

I also run a YouTube channel “A Psyched Mind” where I make videos that are helpful for students attending universities. You should definitely check it out. And don’t forget to subscribe!!!

INFLUENCES

I am easily influenced by someone who keeps a rational, logical, and a scientific approach. There are many intellectuals who have influenced me with their interesting and amazing work. The one who has inspired me the most is Yuval Noah Harari.

The list is surely going to grow. So keep an eye on it.

WHAT I AM DOING NOW

Right now I am pursuing my Master’s degree from The University of Edinburgh. I am running my YouTube channel, exploring the city, meeting new people, and drinking coffee. I love reading books and currently I am reading The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity by Toby Ord.

GUEST POSTS

Psychology India Magazine

“Why is it difficult to make people wear masks?”

Research Bow: Post Graduate Research Blog from School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh

“Sometimes, We fail Psychology. And It’s Okay”

“A Ted Talk that Changed Everything”

Edinburgh University Psychology Magazine

“Superstitious Beliefs Among Humans and Why We Need More Faith in Science”

Edinburgh ReproducibiliTea

Building an Open Research Culture 29/10/2021 with Dr Will Cawthorn

Edinburgh University Research Optimisation Course (EUROC) 19/11/2021 with Dr Gillian Currie

Bayesian data analysis and preregistration 17/12/2021 with Dr Zachary Horne

Errors in Research

INTERESTS

Writing, Thinking, Running, Travelling, Making YouTube Videos, Watching Birds, and Reading Books.

SKILLS

  1. CREATIVE TOOLS: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Apple iMovie, and Canva
  2. STATISTICAL SOFTWARES: Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS)

LANGUAGES

ENGLISH: Professional Proficiency

HINDI: Native Proficiency

GERMAN: Beginner

VOLUNTEERING

Editor, Edinburgh University Psychology Magazine

Organiser, Edinburgh ReproducibiliTea

Organising Committee, Edinburgh Open Research Conference, first ever conference on Open Research Practices held at The University of Edinburgh