Department of Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (4 years)

Curriculum Effective A.Y. 2012-2013

Center of Excellence

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The BSc Psychology Program is designed to provide students with a Biopsychosocial Model in the study human behaviour. This holistic approach gives students the unique perspective of analysing, interpreting and exploring the dynamics of human behaviour utilizing concepts in the areas of biology (neuro-anatomy), psychology and sociology. The Department of Psychology is a progressive curriculum and research program that offers students the distinct and innovative/ dynamic opportunity to excel in the practice of psychology in the fields of industrial/organizational, educational and clinical settings.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

In taking part in the programme, students are expected to achieve a holistic view of human behavior embodied in the Biopsychosocial Model of Psychology. As such upon completion, students will understand the dynamics of human behavior in the diverse setting set by the different fields of Industrial/Organizational, Educational and Clinical Psychology.

At the end of the program, students must be able to:

Program Intended Learning Outcomes College of Science Graduate Attributes
demonstrate breadth of their knowledge and apply psychological ideas, concepts and frameworks to simple and of greater complexity problems Scholarship and Research
demonstrate meaningful personal and professional direction for life after graduation Lifelong Learning
apply formal regulations that govern professional ethics in psychology and embrace the values that will contribute to positive outcomes in work settings and in building a society responsive to multicultural and global concerns Christian Values and Ethics
demonstrate competence in writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills using a scientific approach in the discussion of psychological concepts as they express their own ideas with clarity Communication Ability
demonstrate the capability to work with others and enhance Interpersonal relationships Leadership and Teamwork
embrace positive values in utilizing information and information technology Information Literacy

Vision

The Department of Psychology envisions itself as the Center of Excellence in psychology education in the Philippines by 2020, incorporating competence, commitment, and compassion in teaching, research, and practice of psychology.

Mission

The Department of Psychology of the Pontifical Royal and Catholic University of Santo Tomas is an academic community dedicated to producing high caliber psychologists with unwavering commitment to excellence and are imbued with a strong sense of moral and ethical precepts in the practice of the psychology profession. We are steadfast in developing knowledge and professional skills of our students through extensive education and training in the fields of clinical, education, and industrial-organizational psychology.

Objectives

  1. To train students who can function effectively as competent, committed and compassionate professional psychologists in the educational, industrial and clinical work settings.
  2. To promote active research and community involvement among faculty members and students.
  3. To provide students in other disciplines an understanding of human behavior.
  4. To inculcate a strong sense of moral and ethical precepts in the practice of the psychology profession.
Administration

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Rank: Professor 1 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 3

Degrees & Title

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

Certified Clinical Psychologist (The Psychological Association of the Philippines)

Faculty Members

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Rank: Professor 4 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 3

Degrees & Title

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

Certified Clinical Psychologist (The Psychological Association of the Philippines)

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Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master in Business Administration (International Academy of Management and Economics – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Centro Escolar University – Manila, Philippines)

ARGAO, RENZ CHRISTIAN C.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - ARGAO Renz Christian (2016, MA - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Arts in Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Angeles University Foundation – Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines)

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Rank: Professor 4 / Professorial Lecturer 3

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Education, major in Guidance Counseling (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (San Pablo Colleges – San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines)

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Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling (Central Philippine University – Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of San Agustin – Iloilo City, Philippines)

CANLAS, RODEL P.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - CANLAS Rodel (2016, MA - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Arts in Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

CASTRO, NANCY C.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - CASTRO Nancy (2016, MA - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Arts in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor Arts in Behavioral Science (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CAYUBIT, RYAN FRANCIS O.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - CAYUBIT Ryan Francis (2013, MA - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master of Arts in Psychology (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila, Philippines)

DIMAR, ERIC L.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - DIMAR Eric (2016, MA - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Arts in Psychology (University of the Philippines – DIliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

GONZAGA, EDILBERTO S.FACULTY - Gonzaga Edilberto(2013, MA – 2×2 Gray)

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

JULOM, SR. ANGELINA M.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - JULOM Angelina (2014, PhD - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (St. Joseph’s College – Quezon City, Philippines)

LAGUNDINO, MARIAN M.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - LAGUNDINO Marian M (2016, MA - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Instructor 5

Degrees

Master of Arts in Psychology, major in Clinical Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LEKCHAROEN, MARIANNE L.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - LEKCHAROEN Marianne L (2016, MA - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Arts in Education, major in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MAGPANTAY, CELY D.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - MAGPANTAY Cely D (2016, MA - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Clinical Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Psychology (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of the East – Manila, Philippines)

MENDOZA, CLAUDIA S.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - MENDOZA Claudia S (2016, MA - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Arts in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Certificate in Teacher Education, major in Values Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

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Rank: Assistant Professor 5

Degrees

Master of Arts in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila, Philippines)

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Rank: Assistant Professor 5

Degrees

Master of Science in Psychology, major in Industrial / Organizational Psychology (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry: Family Ministry, and Counseling (Ateneo de Manila University – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

REYES, MARC ERIC S.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - REYES Marc Eric S (2016, PhD - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Associate Professor 2 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila, Philippines)

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Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (St. Paul College, Quezon City – Philippines)

TRINIDAD, KAREN KATRINA V.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - TRINIDAD Karen Katrina (2016, PhD - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Instructor 5 / Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Master of Arts in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Assumption College – Makati City, Philipines)

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Rank: Associate Professor 1 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Education (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

VARGAS, MARIE ANTOINETTE S.UST FACULTY Sci Psych - VARGAS Marie Antonette S (2016, PhD - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Associate Professor 3 / Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Clinical Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (La Salle College – Bacolod City, Philippines)

 

 

History

The history of Psychology in the University of Santo Tomas started in 1645. It was then a part of the curriculum of Philosophy. In 1926, a Department of Psychology was formed for the first time under the College of Education offering Elementary Psychology. In 1932, Clinical Psychology was offered in the third year medicine proper in the College of Medicine and Surgery. When Fr. Angel de Blas completed his Ph.D. at the University of Santo Tomas in 1934, he introduced new methods and devices in the fields of Zoology, Physics, and most especially in the field of Psychology. In fact, he established in 1938 the first laboratory in Experimental Psychology in the Philippines with his colleagues. The laboratory instruments used then were audiometer, anaesthesiometer, pain-pressure balance and other devices. The Experimental Psychology laboratory in UST was considered as the only one of its kind in Far East Asia at that time.

Subsequently, in 1948, the College of Liberal Arts, which is now known as the College of Science, offered B.S. Major in Psychology. This course was offered for the first time in UST. The University of Santo Tomas was regarded as the first school in the Philippines to offer B.S. Major in Psychology with Fr. Angel de Blas as the first Chairman of the Department of Psychology. From then on, Psychology as a science has undergone tremendous growth and success. In October 1994, the degree program was renamed as Bachelor of Science in Psychology. The Department of Psychology was declared Center of Development in 2013 and Center of Excellence in 2016 by the Commission on Higher Education. The Philippine Regulations Commission recognized the Department of Psychology as the only Top Performing School in the 2014 and 2015 Psychometrician Licensure examinations.