A journal club is a group of individuals who meet regularly to critically evaluate recent articles in academic literature, generally of some branch of science or philosophy. Journal clubs are usually organized around a defined subject in basic or applied research.
Journal clubs are sometimes used in the education of graduate or professional students. These help the student become more familiar with the advanced literature in their new field of study. In addition, journal clubs help improve the students’ skills & understanding for debating current topics of active interest in their field.
This Journal Club was convened for the first time on 4/11/2013 at the PAC Center of Excellence for Innovation and Research in the Faculty of Psychology at Kabul University in Afghanistan.
Initially the journal club met twice a month and now meets once a week. Some of our topics for discussion have included:
- How to change your life
- Power of talking
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- How to stay away from negative thoughts
- I care for Afghanistan
- Key to success and prosperity
- Manic disorder (bipolar)