Joy Tungol

Joy TungolJoy Tungol is a licensed Psychologist and Psychometrician in Manila, Philippines. She teaches both at the College of Science and at Graduate School of University of Santo Tomas. She usually handles General Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Test Construction and Measurement courses.

Tungol earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Santo Tomas in 2009. It was also in the same university where she finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1992. She obtained her MA in Education in School Psychology at Philippine Normal University in 2002. She worked as a psychometrician at Via – Mare, Inc. and Toyota Bel-Air from November 1992 to May 1993 where she was trained to deal with testing and measurement. This had led her to become more interested to further develop her skills in Test and Measurement through teaching the subject at New Era University where she first taught in 1994. After finishing her thesis on the Development of Aggression Inventory Scale (AISA) in 2002, she was involved in several consultations on test development. At present, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Santo Tomas where she still teach Testing and Measurement as one of her forte.

Credits to University of Santo Tomas

Published: 21 June 2014

Last update: 25 February 2015


Mike Atkinson

Mike AtkinsonMike Atkinson is from the East Coast, born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada and received his BSc from Dalhousie University in 1975. Atkinson was extremely interested in social psychology (particularly aggression and nonverbal behaviour), and pursued this interested at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he received his MSc (1978) and PhD (1982). His dissertation work involved nonverbal cues in the detection of deception. It appears that we first make judgements about whether a behaviour is deliberate or spontaneous, and then proceed to a consideration of deception (or other forms of deliberate behaviour).

Over the years, Atkinson have become increasingly interested in the process of education and have moved to the educational psychology area. How can we teach large classes most effectively? Are there any benefits to using multimedia in the classroom? Do students really learn from instructors who use a variety of engaging techniques? Important factors include student involvement, structure and organisation of the material, and the ability to “engage”.

His current research interests include the use of multimedia in the classroom, structure of media materials, effective lecturing, test construction, learning styles, class size, and the effective use of nonverbal behaviour.

Text and image credits to University of Western Ontario

Published: 19 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015