Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Psychology
Degree Codes: Program- AB Plan- AB-PSY

NTROPSY        Introduction to Psychology
3 units
Prerequisite to: all major subjects
This course introduces the students to the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes through the different psychological perspectives, theories, concepts, and the methods by which psychologists study, explain, and predict psychological phenomena. Students will be trained to develop a psychological orientation to understanding human behavior through empirical observation of psychological phenomena and the discussion of issues relevant to the topics covered. The course is taught using the transformative learning format.

MAJOR SUBJECTS

Abnormal Psychology (ABPSYCH)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Theories of Personality
Prerequisite to : Clinical Psychology

The course aims to provide the students with basic understanding on the nature, cause and possible interventions of psychological disorders such as neuroses, psychoses, personality disorders, childhood disorders, mental retardation and neurocognitive impairments. At the end of the course the student is expected to be familiar with the nomenclature and classifications of mental disorders. The students will be introduced to indigenous concepts of abnormality and abnormal behavior. Opportunities for exposure to actual cases will be provided through field trips and visitations of selected government and private mental health institutions.

Biological Psychology (BIOPSYC)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Introduction to Psychology

This is a course designed to familiarize the student with the biological approach to the study of human behavior. Biopsychology combines an interest in behavior and machinery that makes this possible like the nervous system, glands, muscles, and other organs of the body. A combination of lectures, group discussions, film showing, human brain dissection, and experimentation will be used as learning methods.

Clinical Psychology (CLINPSY)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Abnormal Psychology

This course deals with the nature, scope, techniques, and other concerns of the contemporary clinical psychological profession; the roles, functions, and ethical considerations involved in the practice of the field. The course also discusses the various approaches and methods in the prevention of personality and emotional disorders.

Cognitive Psychology (COGPSYC)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Introduction to Psychology

This course introduces the students to the cognitive processes, often called higher mental processes and will include a broad range of topics in human cognition such as attention, perception, memory, language, social cognition, metacognition, problem solving and creativity.

Developmental Psychology (DEVPSYC)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Introduction to Psychology

The course involves a critical study of the concepts and theories of development; and the analysis of emotional, mental, physical and social development from birth to old age.  The course will utilize the lifespan approach giving equal emphasis to early and adolescent development, and adult and aging development.  Lectures and exercises will provide foundations for a better understanding of developmental needs and tasks at each stage in life, the differential effects of psychological and environmental factors in development, and psychological needs in coping with life transitions.

Psychological Statistics 1(PSYSTA1)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Introduction to Psychology
Prerequisite to   : Psychological Statistics 2

This course covers the fundamental principles and techniques of descriptive statistics as applied in social science research. It also introduces the student to the principles of null hypothesis significance testing. The conceptual foundations, data requirements, and interpretation of standard statistical analyses will be the focus of this course. The student will receive training in managing and analyzing data with STATISTICA®. 

Psychological Statistics 2(PSYSTA2)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Elementary Statistics 1
Prerequisite to : Experimental Psychology, Methods of Quantitative Research

As a continuation of PSYSTA1, this course focuses on the fundamental principles and techniques of inferential statistics as applied in psychology. The conceptual foundations, data requirements and interpretation of standard statistical analyses will be covered in this course. Emphasis will be given on selecting appropriate statistical analyses for a give research problem and on interpreting results of statistical analyses. The student will receive training in managing data and doing statistical analyses with STATISTICA®.

Experimental Psychology- lecture (EXPSYCH)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Psychological Statistics 2

This lecture course designed to introduce the students to the experimental approach to research in psychology. Lectures and discussions on the principles, concepts, and procedures used in experimentation in psychology will be conducted. Both the historical development of the experimental tradition and the current experimental methodology practices will be examined. Because experimentation has been extensively utilized in cognitive and social psychology, emphases will be placed on classical and recent experiments in these fields. The contribution of these experiments to the development of cognitive and social theories will be discussed.

Experimental Psychology- laboratory (LBYPSMX)
2 units
Prerequisite     : Psychological Statistics 2

This laboratory course is designed to supplement learning in the lecture. It allows the students to apply the principles, concepts, and procedures of experimentation in a series of hands-on exercises corresponding to the various stages of experimentation. The student will be guided in the design, implementation, analysis and write up of experiments in cognitive and social psychology.

Industrial Psychology (INDPSYC)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Social Psychology

This course provides an overview of psychological concepts, theories, and research findings for effective human interactions in the workplace. Topics include organizational communication processes, leadership, motivation, conflict resolution, problem-solving and decision-making, team dynamics, and organizational change and development.

Methods of Quantitative Research (QUANRES)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Psychological Statistics 2
Prerequisite to : Methods of Qualitative Research

In this course, the student will be introduced to the quantitative methods in research. The lectures, discussion and activities will enable student to acquire the skills and attitude necessary for conceptual model construction, problem formulation ad the integration of theory and quantitative methods in a research endeavor.

Methods of Qualitative Research (QUALRES)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Methods of Quantitative Research
Prerequisite to : Thesis in Psychology 1

This course is intended to prepare students to understand the nature of qualitative research procedures and how they compare to more traditional quantitative procedures (i.e., relative advantages/disadvantages of each approach). It also aims to identify a number of different ways to collecting qualitative data (i.e., individual/group interviewing; participant-observer journaling), and to compare the relative tradeoffs of each approach. The students will also be assisted in analyzing qualitative data.

Psychometrics 1 (PSYCHO1)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Introduction to Psychology
Prerequisite to : Psychometrics 2

This course is designed to introduce the student to psychological measurement-its history, principles, uses, and scientific properties. Aside from classroom lectures, the course includes a practicum on the administration, scoring, and interpretation of selected psychological tests widely used in the educational, industrial, and clinical settings. It likewise covers the discussion of the ethical considerations as well as the current trends and issues in psychological testing in the Philippine setting.

Psychometrics 2 (PSYCHO2)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Psychometrics 1

A second course in psychological testing which aims to expose the students to the application of principles and techniques they have acquired in their introductory course. Whereas the first course in psychological testing deals with the use of standardized tests, the second course focuses on the construction and development of reliable and valid measures. Workshops on item writing, analysis, review, and selection, as well as exercises on determining the scientific usefulness of the developed measures and the construction of norms comprise the scope of the course.

Thesis in Psychology 1 (THSPSM1)
1.5 units
Prerequisite     : Methods of Qualitative Research
Prerequisite to : Thesis in Psychology 2

The goal is to train the student in the following aspect of psychological research: choosing a relevant problem-topic, reviewing the literature, postulating a conceptual framework, planning the methodology, and data analysis.

Thesis in Psychological 2(THSPSM2)
1.5 units
Prerequisite     : Thesis in Psychology 1

The second part of thesis writing is the implementation of the research proposal. The student is expected to defend the results and conclusions of the thesis.

Seminar in Psychology (SEMPSYC)
3 units
Prerequisite     : all major courses

In this course, the student will be introduced to selected topics in Psychology by utilizing the format and methodology of a seminar. They will be given the oppurtunity to investigate current and relevant topics in Psychology. The course aims to keep students up to date with special topics in psychology and to decvelop critical thinking in studying these topics.

Sikolohiyang Pilipino (SIKOPIL)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Introduction to Psychology

Magiging mahalaga sa pag-aaral ng Sikolohiyang Pilipino ang mga katutubong konsepto sa Kapilipinuhan. Ang kulturang Pilipino ang siyang magiging daan sa pagtuklas ng mga kaalamang ito sa pamamagitan ng paggamit ng wikang Pilipino. papaksain sa pag-aaral ng Sikolohiyang Pilipino ang mga metodong naangkop sa pagtuklas ng mga kaalaman at kaisipang Pilipino.

Social Psychology (SOCIPSY)
3 units
Prerequisite     : Introduction to Psychology
Prerequisite to : Industrial Psychology

This course provides the students with an understanding of their social behavior to enable them to enrich their relationship with other people and to contribute to the development of groups and society. An overview of the theories and concepts on how people think about, influence, and relate to each other is presented.

Theories of Personality (THEOPER)
3 units
Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology
Prerequisite to: Social Psychology

This course aims to provide the students with a basic understanding of man’s behavior through a detailed overview of personality theories. The course will include a critical examination of issues and assumptions of personality studies. Through this course, the students will be exposed to different research methodologies employed by different psychologists in formulating or validating personality theories. The course will consider the nature and dynamics of the Filipino personality.

AB Psychology Practicum (PRCPSM1) 
3 units
Prerequisite: all major Psychology courses

This is a course designed to expose students to actual work setting applications of psychology theories, within a practicum learning environment set-up.  Practicum students are assigned various tasks and projects in different units of an organization, company, or institution by a practicum on-site supervisor, as approved by the practicum faculty coordinator.  On-site work totaling 150 hours is required of the student (100 in a job site and 50 in another site for community service).Aside from rendering on-site service, an integration paper on the student’s practicum experience is a major requirement of this course.  The class also meets periodically for structured sharing sessions.