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REVIEW GUIDE - CHED COURSE SPECIFICATIONS for PSYCHOLOGY and TABLES

OF SPECIFICATIONS (TOS) for the PSYCHOMETRICIAN LICENSURE EXAM

Psychological Assessment
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
Psychological Assessment Outcome

Weight

No. of
items

1. Apply technical concepts, basic principles and topics of


psychometrics and psychological assessment.
2. Describe the process, research methods and statistics used in
test development and standardization.
3. Identify the importance, benefits and limitations of psychological
assessment

20%

29

20%

29

10%

19

4. Identify, assess, and evaluate the methods and tools of


psychological assessment relative to the specific purpose and
context: school, hospital, industry, and community.
5. Evaluate the administration and scoring procedures of
intelligence and objective personality tests and other alternative
forms of tests.
6. Apply ethical considerations and standards in the various
dimensions of psychological assessment.
TOTAL

20%

29

15%

22

15%

22

100%

150

Abnormal Psychology
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 Disorder
e) Mood Disorders
f) Anxiety Disorders
g) Dissociative Disorders
h) Personality Disorders
3) Diagnosis using DSM-IV TR (Axis I to V)
4) Alternative Approaches to Diagnosis (ICD-10)
5) Therapeutic Interventions and Related Issues
Abnormal Psychology Outcome
Weight

No. of
items

1. Distinguish between pathological and non-pathological


manifestations of behavior.

20%

20

2. Recognize common psychological disorders given specific


symptoms.
3. Use major psychological theories, particularly the commonly
recognized ones, in explaining how psychological problems are
caused and how they develop.
4. Identify the socio-cultural factors that may impact on problemidentification and diagnosis of abnormal behavior.
5. Apply appropriate ethical principles and standards in diagnosing
cases of abnormal behavior.

20%

20

30%

30

15%

15

15%

15

100%

100

Industrial Psychology
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
Industrial Psychology Outcome

Weight

No. of
items

1. Discuss the major considerations and principles of employee


selection.
2. Describe the process and principles in employee training and
development.
3. Apply the major principles in performance evaluation.

20%

20

20%

20

15%

15

4. Apply the major theories of motivation in designing and


administering rewards.
5. Apply basic theories in team dynamics.

15%

15

10%

10

6. Differentiate the various functions involved in Human Resource


Management.
7. Recognize issues of work life balance and well-being in the
workplace.

10%

10

10%

10

100%

100

Personality/Theories of Personality
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

6) Humanistic Theories
a) Abraham Maslow
b) Carl Rogers
7) Cognitive Theory - George Kelly

4) Life-span theory - Erik Erikson

8) Behavioral Theory - B.F. Skinner

5) Trait Theories
a) Gordon Allport
b) Raymond Cattell
c) Hans Eysenck

9) Social Learning Albert Bandura


Theory

Theories of Personality Outcome


1. Recognize and differentiate basic theories and perspectives of
personality.
2. Identify the socio-cultural and environmental factors that may
impact personality.
3. Identify relevant Filipino/indigenous concepts in understanding
personality.
TOTAL

Weight
80%

No. of
items
80

10%

10

10%

10

100%

100