About - SOSS Psychology

The Department of Psychology of the Ateneo de Manila University is one of the oldest and pioneering Psychology departments in the Philippines, with an academic tradition of forming and training the country's future psychologists. It was founded in 1960 when the then Department of Psychology and Guidance of the Ateneo was split into the Department of Psychology, chaired by Fr. Jaime C. Bulatao, S.J., and the Department of Education and Guidance, headed by Dr. Carmen Diaz-Tanedo.


The Ateneo de Manila Department of Psychology aims to be a leading institution of Psychology in Asia with strong and vibrant programs that develop exemplary psychologists, create cutting-edge relevant knowledge, and engage in responsive interventions that lead to personal and social transformation.


The Department is committed to the pursuit of scientific truth and excellence both in academic endeavors and professional practice. Combining solid foundations of psychological theories with active practice, the Department constantly aims to be an agent of change that brings about greater fullness of life among individuals, organizations, and communities in Philippine Society and the world.

The Psychology Department has been recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a Center of Excellence (COE) since 1999; this was most recently renewed in 2016.