Review Topics and Resources for Psychometrician

Updated - September 10, 2014

From a very reliable source; for us who were not able to attend the recent PAP Convention last August 21-23, during the Orientation for the Psychometrician Licensure Exam the topics listed below will be covered in the board exam were shared in that orientation. The CHED Course Specification is the mandated and required coverage for those subjects offered  by colleges and universities offering undergraduate Psychology courses or degrees.

So pay attention as well to these topics! 

Posted 5/4/14

Below is the CHED Course Specification which can serve as review topics and guide  for the Psychometrician Licensure Exam. Most of the text are hyperlinked  mostly from Wikipedia and other websites. Use them for your additional reading and review materials. (Please help improve the page by sharing your links on the comment section. Salamat po.)

for Industrial Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Personality Psychology/Theories of Personality and Psychological Assessment

Course Description
A course providing an overview of psychological concepts, theories and research findings for effective human interactions and performance in the workplace. Topics include organizational structures and systems, organizational communication processes, leadership, motivation, conflict resolution, problem solving ad decision making, team dynamics, efforts in human resource development and management, and organizational change and development.

Course Content
1) History and development of Industrial-Organizational Psychology 
     (perhaps both West and Philippine context)

2) Organizational structures and systems

3) Team dynamics

4) Human resource development and management

5) Organizational change and development

Course Description
An introduction to the nature, causes and possible interventions of psychological
disorders. The students are expected to be familiar with the nomenclature and
classifications of mental disorders, by the end of the course. Indigenous concepts
of abnormality and abnormal behavior will also be discussed. Ethical considerations
in abnormal psychology/clinical psychology are discussed.

Course Content

1) Definitions of Normality and Abnormality

2) Some Abnormal Behaviors (including indigenous forms)                                                                 

a) Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood or adolescence                                      

b) Cognitive Disorders  
c) Substance-related Disorders
d) Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders
e) Mood Disorders                
f) Anxiety Disorders    
g) Dissociative Disorders                                                                                                                

h) Personality Disorders

3) Diagnosis using DSM-IV TR (Axis I to V)
    (note: with the recently published DSM 5 it would be good to familiarize on the updated
      version - try to read the intro and changes from the APA website)

4) Alternative Approaches to Diagnosis (ICD-10)

5) Therapeutic Interventions and Related Issues

Course Description
Orientation into the rudiments of psychological testing. The principles, methods and uses of psychological testing are tackled. Emphasis is placed on issues of item analysis, reliability, and validity in test construction. The administration, scoring, and interpretation of objective, cognitive, and affective tests used in various applied fields of psychology, particularly the educational, industrial, and government settings are covered. Ethical considerations as well as current trends and issues in psychological testing in the Philippines settings are discussed.

Course Content

1) Statistical Foundations - Reliability, Validity

2) Test Construction - Item analysis, Norms   
3) Administration, scoring, and interpretation - Intelligence tests, aptitude tests, objective personality tests

4) Applications of psychological testing - educational setting, industrial setting, government setting

5) Ethics of psychological testing

Course Description
A survey of the major theories of personality and the theoretical and practical issues involved in the scientiffic study and understanding of personality formation and dynamics.

Course Content

1) The study of personality: theory and research

2) Psychoanalytic theory - Sigmund Freud     
3) Neopsychoanalytic theories
     a) Carl Jung
     b) Alfred Adler
     c) Karen Horney
     d) Henry Murray

 4) Life-span theory - Erik Erikson

    a) Gordon Allport
    b) Raymond Cattell
    c) Hans Eysenck

    a) Abraham Maslow
    b) Carl Rogers

9) Social Learning Theory - Albert Bandura