32nd Annual PAPJA Convention


January 25-26, 2019

DAY 1 - SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia
DAY 2 - National University, Manila

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Research Psychology

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SPSS for Newbs: Data Analysis for Beginners
ian Llenares
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Statistics are essential for psychological research. The quantitative data provide evidence for describing, explaining, and predicting human behavior using population. This workshop aims to develop the mathematical ability and computer literacy skill of students through the aid of Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. The objectives of the workshop are the following; review the basic concept of statistics, understand SPSS and its purpose, familiarize with the basic function in operating SPSS, demonstrate data preparation and cleaning, use SPSS for computing relationship and differences. Furthermore, prepare the results and interpretation in APA format.


Reminders:

Bring their own laptop and install the trial version of SPSS 21.0 for Lenovo, ASUS and SPSS 23.0 for MacBook.

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From Roles to Positions: Introduction of Positioning Theory as a Research Method
Christoper F. Sasot
9:00 AM- 12:00
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How do people end up doing what they are doing in a society? This workshop will introduce students to Positioning theory, to explain the dynamic and negotiable aspects of social interaction, which ultimately shapes social acts, in contrast to the relatively fixed concept of roles . Specific social and interpersonal situations will be used as reference to the interaction where people ascribe rights and claim for themselves and place duties on others.


Reminders:

Pen and paper only.

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Writing A Comprehensive Clinical Case Study
Christian Jasper Nicomedes
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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This workshop will teach students to write an in-depth case study that includes the following parts: General Information, Behavioral Observation, Mental Status Examination, Anamnesis, Medication, Theory, Psychological Test Interpretation, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Recommendation.


Reminders:

Bring pen and paper if in case practice writing would be possible

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COMPETENCY BASED SELECTION INTERVIEWING
CASTO M. IGNACIO
9:00 AM- 12:00
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Competency Based Selection Interviewing This workshop will guide participants to identify competencies (characteristics that differentiate outstanding performers from average performers in personnel selection) This system follows a step by step process (analysis of job, linking skills to task, choosing the skills to interview for, develop interview questions from competencies, assessment and evaluation). The interviewer learns to build a customized interview format based on the position job description, identifies the critical skills required to perform them at a superior performance level. Learners will be able to critique, good and bad approaches via video role-play of behavioral interviewing practices.


Reminders:

bring a pen for note taking

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Loving Statistics: The Basic Application of Statistics through Excel and SPSS
Lordy Angelo C. Santos
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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This seminar/workshop will introduce the participants to the process of data analysis using different Statistics Formula through Microsoft Excel and SPSS. This session will cover basic statistical formulas that are usually utilized by undergraduate students for their experiments and researches. It includes lectures from descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, variability, standard scores, kurtosis, and skewness) and inferential statistics (comparing means, correlations, regression analysis, and ANOVA).


Reminders:

Participants are advised to bring their own laptop with Microsoft Excel or if possible SPSS (Full or Trial version). An LCD screen or projector will be used during the presentation.

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Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Trauma: Lectures and Case Presentations
Kimberly Kaye C. Mata, MS (Cand.), RPm
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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The workshop will tackle the basic concepts of trauma (focusing on sexual abuse cases) that a psychology major should know. Its definition, prevalence, and the immediate responses that one should provide when faced with a trauma victim will be discussed. In addition, the facilitator will focus on discussing Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its complex form through giving actual cases as an example (anonymity would be strictly observed). The phenomenology of the traumatized will also be included in the workshop discussion, as well as interesting trauma concepts such as dissociation, soul homelessness, distorted intimacy, and more.


Reminders:

A pen and notebook for note taking will suffice.

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Speed-up your Research Writing: How to actually use free and paid Reference/Citation Managers (Mendeley/EndNote)
Norman Mendoza
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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The aim of the workshop is to equip student researchers in the field of Psychology with a skill to structure their literature review using reference/citation managers, specifically, Mendeley and EndNote. What we have observed is that the manual inputting of in-text citations becomes a barrier to efficient research writing. We take our learnings from two peer-reviewed publications and walk the attendees through the use of the reference managers in writing. The desired outcome of this workshop is to have student researchers be able to cite-as-they-write their psychological researches.


Reminders:

Students could download the Mendeley software for Mac here (https://www.mendeley.com/download-desktop/) and for Windows here (https://www.mendeley.com/download-desktop/Windows/) and install them on their respective laptops or notebook computers. A Microsoft Word application is also needed.

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Qualitative Research Made Easier: Doing Qualitative Interviews and Analysis
Rudy M. Danganan Jr.
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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This workshop will give an overview about qualitative research-- it's basic assumptions, focus, and appropriation. Moreover, participants are expected to learn the practical considerations in conducting in-depth interviews. Lastly, participants will engage in specific activities to learn both theoretical and practical considerations in doing qualitative analysis-- with specific focus on thematic analysis as analytical strategy.


Reminders:

-Bring markers -Participants may also bring their research/thesis interview transcript (if possible)

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Analyzing Discourse: Theories, Methods and Techniques
Denisse Dawn J. Giron
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Discourse Analysis investigates the social production of meaning. In this workshop, we will discourse approaches and a discussion of methodological challenges in discourse analysis. This \workshop is open to students who want to study discourse within a qualitative research design.


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The Psychology of Green Behavior: Conscious and Collective Efforts in the Modern Times
LYNDON ESCONDE SANTOS
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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With the tremendous changes in our society brought by massive development, many people seem not to see that human actions directly contribute to environmental degradation and concerns. The workshop aims to present environmental issues and possible modern micro efforts to counter these issues. With the aim to teach the present generation an understanding of conscious and collective green behavior, together we can achieve for environmental sustainability and preservation.


Reminders:

Wear shade of green shirt/dress/attire.

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Conducting Action Research in the Workplace
Jason S. Joven
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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This topic presents the different facets of action research and its relationship to basic research. It aims to equip psychology students with knowledge and skills in conducting action research. This presentation will deal with conceptualizing psychological research variable/s, determining research design, and selecting appropriate statistical treatment. Focusing on qualitative research design, the facilitator will demonstrate example on how to analyze qualitative data. Participants will be asked to craft action research proposal with the guidance of the facilitator. Recognizing the importance of research, it is not enough for graduating psychology to have knowledge on action research but eventually furnish research outputs.


Reminders:

notebook

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Writing Publishable Research in Psychology
ALICIA Q. TABLIZO
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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This workshop aims to provide insights and drill to the participants about the trend of research nowadays. This will give them the opportunity to aim high and dream big to do quality researches which are not only for library storage and reference use by lower batches of researchers but also giving their work to be known international.


Reminders:

paper and pen sample thesis work

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LIFE HACKS FOR PSYCH STUDENT THESIS WRITERS
Alain Bernard A. Andal
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Psychology students, being constantly exposed on various quantitative and qualitative researches are expected to perform well in their undergraduate thesis. However, despite their tedious trainings, many psychology students still consider research as their Waterloo. Hence, this basic seminar-workshop aims to provide psychology student thesis writers with additional skills that are intended to ease their research journeys. Research hacks on the most common research writing concerns will be shared. Some pertinent trends and issues in research will also be discussed, as well as the utilization of on-line research tools and resources. Finally, structured activities will also be provided to the participants to facilitate learning.


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None

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APA Style and Format for Undergraduate Research in Psychology
Gino A. Cabrera
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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This workshop aims to enhance the research skills of undergraduate students of psychology in documenting and formatting their researches following the guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition. Using such format adds to the integrity and veracity of undergraduate researches which could have a publishable value in reputable scientific journals. This workshop will include a lecture and practical exercises on academic and technical writing, common writing errors to avoid, guide questions to detect errors in writing a research paper, bad habits to avoid in academic writing, the APA style and its purpose, general format and instructions in manuscript preparation, APA stylistics, and in-text citations and referencing.


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None

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Helping the Left-Behind Peers Achieve More and Live Better
Karen V. Rendeza
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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This workshop aims to highlight tips on how to better cope with the present life situation of left-behind adolescents having a mother or father or both parents away from home. Peers are oftentimes the preferred listener of their fellow adolescents in many instances of their lives especially when they are lonely or troubled. Learning how to properly deal with the concerns of adolescent left-behinds will be of great help in their coping in their day-to-day survival with life away from parent/s. Thus, these left-behind peers may be helped achieve and live a happy life despite physical distance from biological parent/s.


Reminders:

art materials, paper and pen

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I LOVE PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Applying the Concepts of Positive Psychology in Performance Evaluation
Ricardo C. Salunga
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Many supervisors and employees hate performance appraisal exercises. People think that they are being criticized and most of the time the evaluation focuses on what’s not working instead of the employees’ success stories and contributions. Moreover, the benefits of performance appraisals for organizations are questionable, both for the quality of organizational relationships and promoting performance. Using the concepts of positive psychology such as Strength-Based Performance Appraisal (SBPA), Goal-Setting Process, Feedforward Interview, Reflected Best-self Portrait, and 3:1 Principle, a new approach will be facilitated to build relationships, thriving individuals and performing organizations; thus, overcoming the pitfalls of the traditional performance appraisal exercise.


Reminders:

Bring writing materials ie Pen and Paper

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“Sa Likod ng Litrato Iyong Matatanto: The Power of Photovoice”
WILLIAM JO SE M. BILLOTE
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Photovoice, also known as picturevoice, is a community-based participatory research methodology grounded on the principle that people are experts in their own lives. It involves the process of taking pictures that document aspects of one’s life or social reality, selecting images to reflect on and discuss, identifying issues and communicating findings to the community (Wang et. al., as cited in Iskander, 2015). This workshop aims to give participants an overview of photovoice as a research methodology. Through a short discussion and group activity, participants will become acquainted with photovoice.


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Kelan Mali ang Tama? Awakening ethical consciousness in research and in practice
Angelo Carlo D. Pilapil
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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As issues are being raised in the scientific integrity of our profession such as practices in assessment using projective techniques, call for more rigor in research principles, theories and application were made. As the response grew, so are the risks of producing doubtful and unethical researches. The core of this training module is to teach, not only undergraduates but also teachers and practitioners to do research within the bounds of ethical research through developing ethical consciousness and creating own framework of resolving ethical dilemmas.


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Notes

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THE PINOY BACKPACKER: NARRATIVES OF TRAVEL AND PERSONAL IDENTITY
Sucelle Czarina Deacosta
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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“Who am I?” is a question many travelers will tell you is a constant companion in their journeying. This question, the desire to have it answered, or even the pursuit of respite from having to have it answered serves as that “push” to take on a new adventure and travel. One mode of travelling deemed to be “of with benefit to and motivated by a person‘s self-identity” (Jarvis & Peel, 2008) is backpacking. This workshop will discuss a study on the impact of backpacking on the formation and/or modification of the narrative identities of Filipinos self-identifying as backpackers


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none

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Positive Psychology x Mental Health
Jeremiah Paul C. Silvestre
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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For years, the field of Psychology as a science has been doing a superb job in studying human abnormality, weaknesses and damages. A lot of breakthroughs have emerged in the field of clinical psychology or abnormal psychology in order to help people live functional lives again. In 1998, during the American Psychological Association’s annual convention, a challenge was made when Martin Seligman emphasized that more than this mentioned role of the field, psychology is also the study of human strengths and virtues. Treatment is not just fixing what is broken; it is also nurturing what is best in us (Seligman, 1998). These statements presented the other side of what the science of Psychology is/should be doing and shifted the paradigm for the field to also be concern with people’s well-being and optimal living. This session aims to give an introductory discussion regarding Positive Psychology and its role in boosting mental health. Specifically, its objectives for participants are: (a) to gain an understanding of what the field of Positive Psychology is about (b) to appreciate Positive Psychology’s basic concepts, theories and research findings in relation to mental health and Filipino experiences (c) to reflect on personal experiences and apply Positive Psychology’s practical tips to everyday living A lecture-workshop focusing on the fundamentals of Positive Psychology - positive emotions, values/virtues and character strengths plus the good life, the science of happiness, thriving communities - is the design of this learning session.


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Test Development and Validation for Quantitative Researches Made Easy
Mary Grace L. Descarga
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Description:

The workshop aims to help participants to identify the step by step process when developing a questionnaire for quantitative research. Rules on item writing, content validation, and establishing the reliability through Chronbach's alpha coefficient will be discussed. Exercises on test construction and validation will be provided to teach the students to apply it in their respective researchers.


Reminders:

Bring a pen

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Thesis writing made easy: A workshop about the basics of writing a thesis proposal
Homer Yabut
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Description:

One of the major challenges of a psychology student is to come up with a thesis topic and develop it into a full blown research. This workshop introduces to the students the basics of developing and conceptualizing a thesis topic. Common problems and pitfalls being encountered by psychology and how to address them will be discussed in the workshop. Furthermore, both quantitative and qualitative research approaches will also be tackled in order to prepare the students in their thesis writing. At the end of the workshop, the students will be equipped with some basic and practical skills that can help them in thesis writing.


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None

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THE HOW’S OF PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH: WRITING THROUGH THE SUBJECTS' CORE
Merimee T. Siena
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Natural knowledge begins with experience and remains within the experience. Phenomenological research focuses on the descriptions of what people experience and how it is that they experience what they experienced. In the conduct of phenomenological method, a researcher must be in direct contact with the phenomenon itself, assume that he/ she does not know the phenomenon but wishes to, and use methods which will portray human experience in experiential terms (Seamon, 2000). This workshop provides the participants an overview of phenomenological research design and its tools as well as offer hands-on training in the explicitation of qualitative data.


Reminders:

Laptop

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Thesis Writing 101
Ryan Francis O. Cayubit
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Description:

The workshop is designed to equipped participants with the basic knowledge and skill needed to successfully carry out basic psychological research. It will aid the participants in conceptualizing a research project and translating said concept into a meaningful and theoretically sound research proposal. It will also provide practical tips and strategies that will help students successfully hurdle their thesis or research endeavor.


Reminders:

It is recommended that participants have a research idea or topic in mind.

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ANALYZING AND CORRELATING QUANTITATIVE DATA
Elvira M. Daliva
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Description:

This workshop makes use of quantitative data generated from psychological tests or any numerical data gathered from students’ performance (e.g., GPA). Descriptive statistics (e.g., mean) will be discussed. The participants will be taught how to manipulate the data to be presented and interpret the computed Pearson r. This will also enable them to be acquainted on how to make a quantitative inquiry, particularly in psychological testing situated in the school setting.


Reminders:

Bring laptop and flash drive.

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