UP Psychology Society
Founded in 1953, the UP Psychology Society is the oldest Psychology-oriented student organization in the university. As its members, we are proud to be part of 58 years of excellence as we continue to maintain and exceed our high standards, uphold the ideals of our department and college, and promote human welfare. Guided by our values and goals, we aim to ignite the potential in each of our members; our most recent work includes raising funds for a scholarship in Mindanao, establishing and maintaining close ties with a community in Payatas, coordinating an inter-university party with Psychology organizations in Ateneo and La Salle, and conducting weekly storytelling sessions with children from low-income families in Katipunan. We count amongst our alumni several senior faculty and former heads of the Department of Psychology, including the Father of Filipino Psychology, a National Scientist, and the creator of the Panukat ng Pagkataong Pilipino.
The Society was founded on February 1953 as the UP Psychological Society, with Sylvia Cinco as the first president and Dr. Consuelo Blanco as the adviser. Since then, the organization has undergone many changes. These changes include the name change to the UP Psychology Society in 1973, opening its membership to non-psych majors, as well as developing the Society’s activities to be relevant to its current milieu. An academic organization, the UP Psychology Society is currently located at Kiosk #4, Left Wing, Palma Hall.
The society is spearheaded by its Executive committee, which is made up of the organization's elected officers.
Executive Committee 2011-2012
President: Maria Theresa Dizon
Vice President / Externals Committee Chairperson: Ida Marie Vinluan
Secretary / Internals Committee Chairperson: Bryan Audrey Bautista
Treasurer / Finance Committee Chairperson: Patricia Anne Uy
Academics Committee Chairperson: Marie Anjelisse Rodriguez
Library Committee Chairperson: Michael Ilagan
Membership Committee Chairperson: Miguel Rico Subosa
Publicity Committee Chairperson: Maia Lagonera