Psyc 1/23: General Psychology (3 units)
The course introduces psychological concepts, particularly those applicable to the person and his social environment. It is a ladderized-modular course, starting with the bio-psychological aspect of human behaviour, and ending with a wider socio-cultural understanding. It includes activities geared towards achieving specific competencies as specified in the course objectives.
Psyc 41.1: Psychological Statistics (5 units)
The course exposes students to the significance of statistics in psychological research and assessment. They are trained in how to identify tools useful for a specific problem, and process and interpret quantitative data. The course ends with the students’ research presentation to a panel of experts.
Psyc 32: Developmental Psychology (3 units)
The course studies human development in the aspects of physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and moral development. It tackles major developmental theories, emphasizing the system perspective and the interactive dimensions of human development, particularly in the Filipino setting.
Psyc 33: Personality Psychology (3 units)
The course introduces students to major theories of personality, and enable them to understand and explain the key concepts of each theory, and appreciate their applications. More importantly, the course help students appreciate the concepts in action through in-class exercises and projects for promoting greater self-awareness, and personal well-being.
Psyc 34: Social Psychology (3 units)
This course studies human behavior in its social context to reveal how one's feelings and actions can be influenced by others. It examines processes of human interaction and the social influences of family, membership groups, mass media, and socioeconomic class on individuals and groups. It also explores basic concepts, theoretical and research perspectives on social processes. Moreover, it examines elected forms of social reaction patterns, including socialization, collective behavior, deviant behavior, prejudice, and violence.
Psyc 36: Abnormal Psychology (3 units)
This course helps students appreciate the complexity of thoughts, feelings and behavior through an examination of what can happen when these processes become dysfunctional. It covers historical theories as well as new research and findings. At the end, students should be sensitive to issues pertaining to mental health and psychological dysfunctions, and knowledgeable about mental illness and its impact on individuals and society.
Psyc 42.2 Psychological Assessment II (5 units)
This lecture and laboratory course provides practical knowledge of different assessment tools including standardized tests, observations, interviews and other authentic measures in assessing a person’s intelligence, personality, aptitude and achievement. It covers reliability, validity and items analysis. It also integrates Ethical standards for Psychological Assessment for Philippine Psychologists.
Psyc 44.1: Psychological Assessment II (3 units)
Measurement is essential in Psychology since the discipline quantifies important psychological constructs like intelligence, personality, and emotion among others. Thus, this course introduces important concepts in psychological testing. It provides solid understanding on how psychological constructs are developed touching on different theoretical and methodological approaches. It also explores psychometric principles like validity and reliability, item analysis, and test construction.
Psyc 46: Experimental Psychology (5 units)
This course teaches laboratory research in psychology. It also provides background in hypothesis testing of novel problems regarding human behavior. It deals not only with generating hypotheses but also measuring psychological constructs, recruiting participants randomly for an experiment, and gathering the data for a generated hypothesis. It also enables student’s communication of ideas through experimentation and statistics.
Psyc 49 Industrial Psychology (3 units)
This course deals with principles and techniques by which psychological theories and methods are applied in the work setting. It involves the application of organized knowledge about human behavior to improve individual and organizational effectiveness in response to changing work environments.
Psyc 50: Psychology of Learning (3 units)
This introduces the branch of psychology that deals with how people and animals learn, and how their behaviors are later changed as a result of learning.
Psyc 51: Educational Psychology (3 units)
The course entails the application of psychology to teaching and learning. It give an overview of the psychological theories and principles of human growth and development, learning and teaching, managing and controlling behavior, and assessment—ideas enhancing the procedure of effective teaching and learning.
Psyc 62 Clinical Psychology (3 units)
This course covers the role of clinical psychology in the mental health profession. It gives an overview of different theoretical counseling and clinical models in understanding abnormal and maladaptive behaviors. It also explores different techniques or tools in assessment and diagnosis. It culminate with a case conceptualization integrating knowledge in assessment, diagnosis, and possible intervention.
Psyc 74: Cognitive Psychology (3 units)
This course introduces psychology as a science of mental processes. Psychology views the mind as an information processing system. Thus, the course explores different mental processes like perception, memory, judgment, thinking, and decision making. It introduces major theoretical perspectives, researches, and findings to understand different mental processes and functions.
Psyc 38: Group Dynamics (3 units)
The course reviews the history of the study of groups in relation to people, and the theoretical perspectives meant to understand the human condition. The study of group dynamics and skills is necessary to become effective group participants. Thus, the course focuses on cohesion, group formation, influence, productivity, power, leadership, collective behavior, conflict management, and group change.
Psyc 48: Physiological Psychology (3 units)
Despite that behaviors are rarely explained through biological bases, psychology is not only a social science but also a natural science. Thus, the course provides the understanding of biological bases for human behavior.
Psyc 53: Research in Psychology I (3 units)
This introduces the objective science of psychology. An introductory course in thesis writing, the subject gives an overview of research methodologies for gathering scientific information. It emphasizes the necessity of learning and honing skills for applying psychology to real-world settings. It culminates with writing and defending a good thesis proposal.
Psyc 54: Research in Psychology II (3 units)
This course continues Psych 53. It includes consultations with the thesis supervisor, and the implementation of a study approved by a panel of experts. It culminates with defending an undergraduate thesis, and revising for publication. It also develops appreciation of research through public dissemination of the results of the studies.
Psyc 61: Practicum
This course gives students opportunities to practice and apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge learned in psychology. More importantly, they practice different skills at different agencies in the community.
Psyc 63: Sikolohiyang Pilipino [Filipino Psychology] (3 units)
This introduces students to Psychology from the perspective and experience of the Filipino people. It also tackles different Filipino values that define the Filipino personality. The approaches and methods in Filipino psychology are differentiated from that of western psychology. The course also covers Filipino values like hiya, bahala na and pakikisama.
Psyc 71: Current Issues in Psychology (3 units)
The course tackles current issues and research in a particular area of psychology such as cultural psychology, environmental psychology, forensic psychology, gender issues, peace psychology, political psychology, positive psychology, psycho-spirituality, psychology of labor relations, psychology of leadership, psychology of poverty, etc. It may focus on one or a number of current issues for the term.
Psyc 67: Child Psychology
This course studies human growth and development from conception to middle childhood. It deals with physical, social, emotional and cognitive aspects of development in the first four stages of life. It also discusses the major theories for understanding human development to enable a good grasp of the aspects and contexts contributing to child development.
Psyc 81: Psychology Guided Review
This refresher course reinforces and strengthens students' learning in core courses. This evaluates students' theoretical and conceptual knowledge through assessment. Learning is facilitated by looking at strengths and weaknesses, and the latter is compensated by inputs.