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

Observations and Prospects

Allan B.I Bernardo

Discipline: Psychology



More and more psychologists in the Philippines are recognizing the value of research in the discipline. What used to be the concern of only a small sector of academic psychologists is now of interest not only to a wider range of academic psychologist, but also to a growing number of psychology professionals and practitioners. Even individuals, institutions, and other organization outside the discipline of psychology are now more frequently seeking out the services of psychology researchers. But what is the status of psychology research in the Philippines? Are the researches being conducted advancing the frontiers of scientific understanding of human behavior? Are these promoting better practice in the discipline? Are these facilitating more active efforts at applying and using psychological knowledge for the pursuit of the goals of our society?