2nd Psychology Research Congress:
Book of Abstracts
University of San Carlos
The Psychology Research Congress is an outlet for starting researchers to communicate their study to the scientific community. This is an open invitation to all undergraduate and graduate students in the Philippines who are looking for outlets to present their research papers. Last March 2017, the 1st research congress was held successfully and motivated our students to continue doing research, not only for compliance but also for the benefit of the community. With this, the 2nd Psychology Research Congress continues to move forward and encourage participation of psychology majors and practitioners in the different schools and universities of the Philippines.
Messages, Committees, Program, Sponsors
These paper presentations comprise of interesting studies that have social implications. From the field of political psychology, several papers look into attitudes toward government programs and political candidates and government officials, corruption, and morality. With the Internet of things fostering the online social environment, several studies were able to make sense about love stories of the digital natives as well as the self-concept of social media users. Finally, as the Philippine psychology's response to the social concerns and community needs, studies looked into the mental health of the individuals and the community with topics covering aggression, resilience, coping skills, motivation, locus of control, prosocial behaviors, family and social support, and even an attempt to look into the Cebuano personality.
These paper presentations showcase studies that are mostly about understanding and responding to the needs of the community. These include mental health, proenvironmental behaviors, family dynamics, experiences of children with autism, athletic identity and motivation, prostituted women, incarcerated individuals, suicide, helping people with mental illness, and resilience of survivors and helping professionals. Because social behaviors are already observed not only in the physical environment but also in the virtual environment, the studies also looked into trolling behaviors and emotions and online interpersonal attraction. Conceptions of the self were also explored, such as the meaning of heroism from the views of our soldiers and the cultural identity development of third culture kids. There are also studies on classic organizational behaviors such as organizational commitment and job satisfaction.