HomePhilippine Journal of Psychologyvol. 35 no. 1 and 2 (2002)

Methods, Mind or Meaning: Shifting Paradigms in Philippine Psychology

Amaryllis Tiglao Torres

Discipline: Psychology



When I was asked by the PAP Convention Committee to deliver a Special Keynote Address at this Convention, I pondered on what new messages I could give to an assemblage of professional psychologists presently interested in discourses on peace and conflict resolution. I was heartened by the fact that, through the years, the PAP has sought to address issues of national and global significance, even while we continued to interpret human behavior from the vantage point of psychological science. My first impulse was to speak to you on my work as an applied social psychologist. But then, the proceedings of this Association’s national meetings are already replete with experiences of local psychologists as practitioners, not only in social psychology but in clinical and assessment practice as well.