Dr. Madrazo to present Chabacano paper at 48th PAP nat’l gab in Iloilo PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 August 2011 16:09

Dr. Arnel R. Madrazo, head of the English Department, College of Communications and Humanities of the Western Mindanao State University, has been invited by the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) to be one of the conveners and presenters during its 48th Annual Convention slated for August 17-19, 2011 in Iloilo City.

Madrazo, who holds a doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics from the De La Salle University, will be a co-convener at the symposium titled “Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism,” during which he will present his empirical paper on the “Executive Control and Lexical Access in the Chabacano-Filipino-English Trilingual Mind.”

He will share the limelight with four other scholars, namely; co-convener, Dr. Aireen L. Barrios and Dr. Claribel C. Conception, both from the Ateneo de Zamboanga University; Dr. Rochelle Irene G. Lucas, Dr. Joahna S. Mante,  Dr. Marianne, Dr. Jennifer M. Gaerlan, Dr. Carlo Magno  and Dr. Allan B.I. Bernardo,  all from De La Salle University.

This early, the WMSU community, particularly the faculty and students of the College of Communications and Humanities headed by the dean, Dr. Estrella Olaer, have commended Dr. Madrazo for having been chosen to speak at a national convention, thus making him a pride not only for the university but for the newly created college as well.

Anchored on the theme “RA 10029: Promoting Excellence in the Practice of Psychology,” the three-day convention seeks to highlight how the new law will shape and impact the future of psychology in the Philippines, including the teaching of psychology, the conduct of licensure examinations, and the implementation of regulatory measures. The law is also known as the Philippine Psychology Act of 2009.

The Psychological Association of the Philippines, meanwhile, is an organization committed to the promotion of excellence in the teaching, research, and practice of Psychology, and its recognition as a scientifically-oriented discipline for human and social development.

Headed by a Lasallian PAP president Dr. Maria Caridad  H. Tarroja, the organization is composed of eight major divisions representing the key areas in the practice of psychology in the Philippines. These divisions are: Assessment Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, and Teaching Psychology. — Vic Larato