Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2017 Policies and Standards for Undergraduate Programs in Psychology

Interesting subjects await new Psych Majors!

With CMO No. 34, Series of 2017 - Policies and Standards for Undergraduate Programs in Psychology was adopted and promulgated through CHED Commission Resolution No. 231-2017 dated March 28, 2017. Consequently, CHED's Memorandum Order No. 34 series of 2017 was signed on May 11, 2017.  This new policies and standards is for implementation in the Academic Year 2018-2019.

Basic Courses (2)
1) Introduction to Psychology
2) Psychological Statistics (5 Units)

Required Courses (13)
1) Developmental Psychology
2) Theories of Personality  (BLEPP Subject)
3) Experimental Psychology (5 Units)
4) Social Psychology
5) Field Methods in Psychology
6) Psychological Assessment (5 Units) (BLEPP Subject)
7) Abnormal Psychology (BLEPP Subject)
8) Industrial Psychology (BLEPP Subject)
9) Physiological/Biological Psychology
10) Cognitive Psychology
11) Research in Psychology 1
12) Research in Psychology 2
13) Sikolohiyang Pilipino/Filipino Psychology
14) Culture and Psychology

Psychology Electives (2)
1) Introduction to Counseling
2) Disaster and Mental Health
3) Introduction to Clinical Psychology
4) Positive Psychology
5) Educational Psychology
6) Group Dynamics
7) Practicum in Psychology (150 hours)
8) Psychology of Learning
9) Psychology of Exceptional Children
10) Strategic Human Resource Management
11) Seminar in Psychology: Recruitment and Selection

AB Psychology students should accomplish a total of 109 units while those in the BS Psychology program should obtain 129 units additional units/subjects from natural sciences. Of the listed subjects mandatory subjects are:  2 subjects for the basic courses, 13 required courses and 2 electives should be taken by both AB and BS Psychology students including the required General Education subjects.

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CHED Policies and Standards for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Psychology

Below are separate CMOs or Commission on Higher Education Memorandum Orders No. 38 and No. 39 made in 2010 for the Policies and Standards for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Psychology.

Some schools are not following the said Memo up to know and even after the issuance of RA 10029 or the Philippine Psychology Act of 2009 that governs the Board Licensure Examination for Psychometricians and Psychologists (BLEPP). So their graduates would have to re-enroll to other schools just to fulfill the board required subjects. Some schools that offers AB or BA in Psychology are not offering some subjects like Abnormal Psychology and Theories of Personality since their school officials believe that those subjects were meant for BS Psychology majors.

So for those students whose schools are not following and implementing this CHED Policies and Standards, inform your school and better inform also or complain to CHED about your school practice so it will be corrected. You deserve to take up those required subjects as stated in the CHED Memo whether you are taking up AB/BA or BS Psychology course to guarantee you  the opportunity to take the licensure exam.

With regards to those who have taken up their MA or graduate course in Psychology those who specialized in Industrial Psychology mostly have to take up additional subjects (Counseling and Psychotherapy and Advance Abnormal Psychology) just to take up the licensure exam for Psychologists. Given their specialization most of them were not able to do clinical practice/internship given their field of exposure which is an industrial setting.

With this licensure exam for psychologists some undergraduates are pursuing graduate studies and specializing in Clinical Psychology. Graduate schools that offers Psychology Programs are now experiencing an increase in their enrollment since the introduction of the BLEPP.

However there's a clamor for CHED and PRC to also look into other forms of licensure given the wide application and specialization in the field of Psychology (e.g. Forensic Psychology, School Psychology, Social Psychology, Sports Psychology, Developmental Psychology, etc.)    

CMO-No.38-s2010 Policies and Standards for Undergraduate Programs in Psychology

CMO-No.39-s2010 Policies and Standards for Graduate Programs in Psychology




Monday, May 22, 2017

Try this Online MMPI 2

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) is the most comprehensive personality test currently available. Using 567 true or false questions, it rates the tester on 130 categories (validity scales included). Once validity of the results are established, a profile is created employing the 10 Clinical Scales and each of these is in itself composed of various other sub-scales. The following are the 10 Clinical Scales:

Hypochondriasis (Hs, or Scale 1)
Depression (D or Scale 2)
Hysteria (Hy or Scale 3)
Psychopathic deviate (Pd or Scale 4)
Masculinity/femininity (Mf or Scale 5)
Paranoia (Pa or Scale 6)
Psychasthenia (Pt or Scale 7)
Schizophrenia (Sc or Scale 8)
Hypomania (Ma or Scale 9)

Social introversion (Si or Scale 0)

Disclaimer: Note this is a 567 items test. This is a free MMPI Text Version only. This online test is for Entertainment and Educational purpose only. It is not designed or to be used as an accurate substitute for an MMPI test administered by a registered practitioner.

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MMPI-2 Scoring
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Long Form  Short Form

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Source and Reference

MMPI-2: Take the MMPI personality test free online, long & short forms, gratis! https://cognitivedynamics.blogspot.com/2015/05/mmpi-2-take-mmpi-personality-test-free.html#gsc.tab=0

 MMPI-2 Validity Scales: How to interpret your personality test https://cognitivedynamics.blogspot.com/2015/09/how-to-interpret-mmpi-2-scores-do-it.html#gsc.tab=0