Department of Psychology

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.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (4 years)

New Curriculum: Effective A.Y. 2018-2019

Old Curriculum: Effective A.Y. 2012-2013

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 behavior 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.

Administration and Faculty Members

Asst. Prof. Ryan Francis O. Cayubit, PhD, Chair

Faculty Members

AGNES, Ma. Claudette A. UST FACULTY Sci Psych - AGNES Ma Claudette A (2016, PhD - 2x2 Gray)(Professor 4 / Professorial Lecturer 4)

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)

AGUSTIN, Arni M. UST FACULTY Sci Psych - AGUSTIN Arni (2016, MBA - 2x2 Gray)(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)(Assistant Professor 2 / Lecturer 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)

BACAOCO, Jeemon Rey A. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Psychology major in Clinical Psychology (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology (University of the Philippines – Visayas, Philippines)

BAIS, Debbie Marie D. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts, major in Clinical Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Lyceum of the Philippines – Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines)

BANTANG, Fatima Olga A. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master in Psychology, major in Clinical Psychology (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)

CANLAS, Rodel P. (Assistant Professor 4 / Assistant Professorial Lecturer 4)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, major in Clinical 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 (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

CARDIÑO, Henmar C. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master in Psychology (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Caloocan City – Caloocan City, Philippines)
  • Diploma in Industrial Relations (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

CASTRO, Nancy C. UST FACULTY Sci Psych - CASTRO Nancy (2016, MA - 2x2 Gray)(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)
  • Certified Educational Psychologist (The Psychological Association of the Philippines)

CAYUBIT, Ryan Francis O. (Assistant Professor 5)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • 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)

CHENG, Paula Glenda F. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

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

CUAMBOT, Jade Ibhar V. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Psychology, major in Clinical Psychology (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education, major in Special Education (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CUCIO, Rachel Angelique Louella I. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master in Business Administration (Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila, Philippines)

DE ROXAS, Joseph B. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Psychology (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DIMAR, Eric L. UST FACULTY Sci Psych - DIMAR Eric (2016, MA - 2x2 Gray)(Assistant Professor 1)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Guidance and Counseling (St. Joseph’s College – Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Master of Arts in Psychology (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

GO, Jeau Raizza S. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

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

GONZAGA, Edilberto S. (Assistant Professor 3)

Degrees

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

HIPOLITO, Kathryn P. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts, major in Clinical Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Cum Laude) (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

JULOM, Sr. Angelina M. (Associate Professor 2 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 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)

KO, Katherine Y. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts, major in Clinical Psychology (Summa cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LAGUNDINO, Marian M. (Instructor 5)

Degrees

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

LEE, Gracita Michelle E. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Family Psychology (Miriam College – Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Miriam College – Quezon City, Philippines)

MARQUEZ, Voltaire M. (Instructor 4)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Psychology (Xavier University – Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Xavier University – Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines)

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

ORACION, Karla Marie P. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (Ateneo de Manila University – Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Miriam College – Quezon City, Philippines)

PACQUING, Ma. Criselda T. UST FACULTY Sci Psych - PACQUING Ma Criselda T (2016, MA - 2x2 Gray)(Assistant Professor 5)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, major in Industrial Psychology (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Arts in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila, Philippines)

PAZCOGUIN, John Micko A. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

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

PELLEJO, Therese M. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Psychology (University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos – Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (Adamson University – Manila, Philippines)

PILAPIL, Cecille Ann C. (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)

UST FACULTY Sci Psych - REYES Marc Eric S (2016, PhD - 2x2 Gray)REYES, Marc Eric S.(Professor 4 / Professorial Lecturer 2)

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)

SEE, Portia Lynn Q. (Associate Professor 1)

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)

TAN, Angeli Charmaine C. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

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

TRINIDAD, Karen Katrina V. UST FACULTY Sci Psych - TRINIDAD Karen Katrina (2016, PhD - 2x2 Gray)(Assistant Professor 1 / Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, 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 (Assumption College – Makati City, Philipines)

TUNGOL, Joy R. UST FACULTY Sci Psych - TUNGOL Joy R (2016, PhD - 2x2 Gray)(Associate Professor 4 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 1)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Arts in Education, major in School Psychology (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)(Professor 2 / Professorial Lecturer 2)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, major in 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)

VENTUS, Lovely Ana M. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master in Psychology (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Chinese General Hospital – College of Nursing and Liberal Arts, Manila, 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 Faculty 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, O.P. 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.

In 2011, the program received the highest accreditation–Level IV–from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). The Department of Psychology was declared Center of Development in 2012 and Center of Excellence in 2016 by the Commission on Higher Education. The Professional Regulation Commission recognized the Department of Psychology as the only Top Performing School in the 2014 Psychometrician Licensure examinations, which UST graduates have performed well in since 2014.

Added to this list of accolades is the program’s first international stamp of approval: the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) certification, which was received in 2017.